The matador costumes or suits of lights are the costumes that the bullfighters wear in the ring, when they face a brave bull during a bullfight.
They consist of 3 pieces:
- the “taleguilla” or pants with a very high waist, which reaches below the knee
- the jacket, which has a cardboard reinforcement in the inner lining, and usually has many ornaments and tassels
- the vest that goes under the jacket and is usually the same color and embroideries.
The Golden embroidered suits of lights can only be worn by Matadors, the rest of bullfighters can only wear silver or black /white embroideries on their costumes.