Bolero initially referred to part of the costume of the Spanish bullfighters: a waist short jacket that is open in front, langärmig cut and decorated with colored trimmings.
When Spanish women's costume is the bolero (also Figaro jacket ) a short waist, front open jacket with or without sleeves and lapels. From the second half of the 19th century wore it again and again combined with the dress of the sans- Ventre - line and up to now with summer and cocktail dresses for crinoline, from the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, boleros also be worn with evening gowns, wedding or cocktail dresses.
As Bolero is also referred to a stiff, round Spanish hat with whipped brim.