Burlesque is a musical, theatrical and sometimes literary or humorous type of production, often put on by women, with a specific type of fashion and style that has lasted through many decades and eras, even centuries. Burlesque performers, particularly women, are of varying ages, sizes and body types, typically wearing specific types of outfits inspired by looks of modern and victorian corsetry, garters and suspenders, hosiery, pasties, and more. Burlesque in modern times has become more of a fashion statement, with many women coveting the sexy, timeless appeal that comes with a woman dressed in pin up, retro, vintage and burlesque-inspired corsetry.
Burlesque outfits can be worn for a variety of purposes, whether it’s to enhance a formal outfit, for a burlesque-themed costume, or for a sexy lingerie outfit to be worn in the bedroom. There are many fashion designers, stylists and boutiques that specialize in burlesque-themed looks, creating a variety of accessories that can be pieced together for the perfect burlesque outfit.
For a corset that perfectly hugs your curves and flaunts your body, check out designers such as Kaos Corsets, Redcat 7, The Pin Up Peep Shop, SugarKitty Corsets, Bibian Blue, Maya Hansen, Burleska, and Deadly Dames.
Corsetry isn’t the only attraction for burlesque outfits. Hosiery, garters, stockings and accessories are also important. Find everything you’ll need to complement your corset at boutiques such as Sweet Pin, Pandoras Choice, Freddies Of Pinewood, Outsiders.biz, Girdlebound, Feisty Cat, Feel Funky, and Emerald Angel.
Whether you love the look of classic, true-to-form burlesque, a little bit of pin up, a hint of retro or the sassy look of rockabilly edge, a sexy corset paired with frilly knickers, thigh-high stockings, a garter belt, suspenders and a pair of patent leather sky-high stilettos is the perfect way to feel absolutely sexy while resembling the look of a burlesque queen back in the day. Known for their sexuality and femininity, burlesque women never left without their confidence and ability to silence a room with their attitude.
If burlesque is something you’d like to try or a style you’d like to use to enhance your wardrobe, check out these shops for everything you need to have heads turning everywhere you go.