I'm a collegiate dancer (competing in American bronze and select newcomer latin) and I'm wondering about outfits/ costumes for the women. I know some of the basic rules, such as no sparkle until a certain level, but this knowledge is very slight. I was wondering what the rules are or what judges feel about outfits/ costumes for the lower levels. Is there stuff I should know to steer clear of? Is there anything judges don't like to see? I'm planning on making a skirt this summer to use for smooth. It's not going to be all that extravagant (I'm not THAT good at sewing), but I want it to be nice and flowly. I just don't want to go overboard. I've also been extremely curious about this. The outfits of the lower level dancers are changing. They are more costumey than they had been in the previous year.