Burlesque outfits are designed to be sexy, seductive, and teasing without being overly revealing. Burlesque is often compared to the modern day striptease, with more tease and less of a woman’s body parts revealed.
Model: Steffi, Visa Louisa Kunstmann, Photo: See2Feel
Outfit: Bibian Blue
Burlesque has been popular since the 1920’s, incorporating a variety of dance styles and seductive outfits, and modern day burlesque performers such as Dita Von Teese have brought the popular style of dance back into the limelight.
A true burlesque performer typically wears little more than a leotard and body suit, thigh-high stocking, corsets, stiletto high heels, and pasties, small sticky circles used to cover the smallest portion of a woman’s breast. Burlesque outfits typically incorporate feathers, pearls and sequins into their style, creating a feminine and sexy “over the top” look.
A true burlesque outfit isn’t the type of clothing a woman would wear on a day to day basis while out shopping or running errands. Burlesque outfits are typically saved for performances, where women perform a strip tease on stage to classical, often retro music. Pin up and retro styles are often inspired by burlesque outfits, and although burlesque outfits are often more revealing than everyday wear, the style of thigh high tights and fitted corsets are used in dresses and other pin up outfits.
If you’re looking for a sexy burlesque outfit but don’t know where to start or what style is best for you, check out Glamour Bunny, Sugar Kitty Corsets, The Pin Up Peep Shop, Love Burlesque, Redcat7 or Bibian Blue. These shops all incoroprate burlesque dancing into their clothing and styles, using corsets, thigh high stockings, stiletto heels and even pasties as inspiration for their creations. Professional burlesque performers, amateurs and even pole dancers or women who enjoy burlesque outfits as a type of lingerie have found the perfect outfit for them in these shops.
One of the best parts of burlesque performances is that women of all ages, shapes and sizes have found themselves doing it. The outfits are meant to enhance a woman’s fierce confidence, attitude and curves, without revealing so much that they are actually stripping and removing all their clothes. It takes a great deal of confidence to truly pull off authentic burlesque outfits, so don’t be shy! Try one.