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Burlesque Corsets

Burleska – Gothic, Burlesque, Rockabilly Corsets

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Burleska is a pin up, burlesque, rockabilly and retro fashion boutique established in 2006.

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Specializing in corsets, they offer a wide variety of corsetry pieces at affordable prices for costumes, burlesque performances and enhancements to evening wear. Corsets in the Burleska shop are made of quality materials that are inexpensive as a way to satisfy customers with low prices on customized corsetry.

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Whether you have the budget for a custom corset or not, there are hundreds of designs in the Burleska shop that are premade for you to choose from to perfectly complement your costume or party. styles vary from gothic, punk, traditional, rockabilly, burlesque, pin up and whatever else you may be looking for. Since corsets can be dressed up or down, each piece is versatile and easy to include in a variety of outfits.

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Their large variety of overbust corsets come in all sorts of styles, organized into different themed sections. For something a bit medieval and masquerade-like, the Alice section consists of a variety of corsets in all sorts of colors. They’re simple, with ties down the front and rich colors for a classy look.

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For something a bit more lacy and racy, the Asian section offers sexy styles in a variety of colors. There are hundreds of other overbust corsets in themes such as bridal, dita, elegant, dominatrix, fetish, flame, lily, majesty, opera, punk, princess, pin up, skull tattoo and much more.

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Pair the corsets up with one of their many skirts and tutus, additional tights, nylons and lingerie pieces, elegant, retro, pin up and gothic jewelry, suspender straps, and more. Jackets and capes are also available to pair with your corset if you’re going to an event during colder seasons. Warm up in style without sacrificing the look of your costume.

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There are a variety of petticoat skirts available to pair with your corsets, a sexy pair of suspenders and stockings, or under a skirt that needs a bit of an extra boost. They’re the perfect punk and retro complement to virtually any corset outfit.

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Whether it’s for your wedding, Halloween, a burlesque performance or a sexy punk costume, Burleska offers just about anything you need.

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Kate’s Clothing – Dark, Gothic and Rockabilly Style

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Kate’s Clothing – Dark, Gothic and Rockabilly Style

There’s nothing wrong with being ultra feminine, but sometimes a girl needs a little edge, like the girls who carry a rockabilly style.

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They have a tough attitude, and sometimes, vintage and retro clothing are extra dainty and ladylike. UKs Shop Kate’s Clothing is a great online shop if your wardrobe needs a little toughening up.

Brands @ Kate’s Clothing

  • Hearts & Roses
  • Kreepsville
  • Bordello Shoes
  • Iron Fist

At first glance, you might think this shop sells only gothic, steampunk and alternative clothing. Yes, these are the main styles available for purchase. The essence of the Victorian Era and the allure of the 1940s and 1950s are manifested in their seductive clothes.

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Their shop has such a large selection, but you are able to shop by style or designer. Here are three designers from the shop that take inspiration from vintage and retro clothing:

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Bordello Shoes

Whether you’re a burlesque performer or enjoy the fashion, Bordello is the go-to shoe brand to reclaim old Hollywood glamour. They’re tall, sexy and have a dangerous appeal to them, but these shoes will make your legs look like they go on for miles. Known for their platform style, these sky high heels are comfortable. These shoes are great to wear with an elaborate costume, or if you just want to look and feel sexy.

Necessary Evil

Necessary Evil should be on the top of every burlesque girl’s wish list. Their vision takes their clothing to a different level of style without making it look like a costume. Whether you gravitate to their spin on military clothing or their dark but feminine versions of retro fashion, you’ll be sure to turn heads in the best way possible.

Hell Bunny

Hell Bunny is the epitome of rockabilly fashion and utilizes a variety of quirky and playful prints. They succeed with innocent, vintage silhouettes like high waisted skirts, but there’s always more than meets the eye, especially with their patterns and prints. They might use deep reds against black or puff sleeves to add the dramatic flair that every girl needs. Every rockabilly girl will fall in love with this label.

There’s more rockabilly, psychobilly and retro fashion available at Kate’s Clothing. Your initial impression of Kate’s Clothing might discourage you from browsing, but give this shop a chance. It’s dark, sultry and a little tough, but we all need to express those sides of us every once in a while.

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Royal Black – Get Victorian Goth there.

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Get Victorian Goth At Royal Black Shop!

If Lewis Carroll’s mind could be morphed into a physical manifestation, Royal Black’s shop of couture and corsetry would depict it perfectly. Awe-inspiring works of art, these corsets and costumes have as many twists and turns as Wonderland itself.

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Foto: Philipp Ganzer – Models: Desireé Kaddatz, Nada

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Barbara Pesendorfer breathes life into the very bones and meat of unusual art. Living and striving in Vienna Austria, Barbara sews all her imaginative corsets and eccentric wear by hand. She molds beautiful and exquisite fabrics into form fitting corsets and extravagant Gothic evening gowns. The glamorous collections that can be found inside Royal Black Shop are not simple designs, they’re a smooth and fluent mixture of imagination and silky elegance.

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Foto: Ophelia – Model: Renata F.


For over ten years Barbara has been crafting her own fairy tale designs and patterns for vintage and creative spirits. Royal Black Shop is an enchanted garden, sprouting and twisting like emerald green vines around one’s body.

Threnody In Velvet / Iberian Black Arts

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Blossoming rose inspired corsets, red and black Gothic mermaid dresses, butterfly themed ball gowns and handsome masquerade-styled suits for the gentlemen are what fills this lively garden of bewitching garments and delightful concoctions of the mind.

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Ophelia Overdose (Model, Hair & Make Up, Styling)
Fotografin Jamari Lior

Royal Black Shop is a cozy haven for the darker minded ladies. Ladies who prefer a mad-hatter styled tea party compared to a home-cooked meal, prepared by a 1950s housewife. Royal Black’s collections are still timeless in their own unique way though.

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Model, Make Up, Styling Ophelia Overdose

Pin-up and burlesque loving ladies will still find stunning show-stopping outfits that can be incorporated into everyday vintage wear. Of course, one might have to possess a very off-beat taste to showcase most of Royal Black’s brand of decorative goodies.

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Model: Barbara Pesendorfer

This doesn’t mean that the collection of corsets and costumes are not to be desired, it’s just the opposite. Royal Black Shop has thousands of fans from all across the world who admire and follow the store’s success. With a little red lipstick, a pair of long black gloves or the touch of a little black bird-cage veil – Royal Black can be the ultimate shopping destination for those who prefer the wails of violins and cellos to the sound of old rock n’ roll. Thanks to Barbara, artwork has never looked so wearable!

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Dead Threads – Never Fitting In Amongst The Living

Dead Threads – Never Fitting In Amongst The Living

The darker side of society is rarely ever seen with accepting eyes, especially the dark side of the fashion industry.

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Dead Threads may sound a little morbid but the online store is fully alive and well. Dead Threads is passionate about punk, goth and grunge fashion. One may not even believe that deep within the chambers of this website, that rockabilly fashion is in abundance and is just as stylish as ever.

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Dead Threads designers think of themselves as “the nail that just won’t be hammered in”, reflecting their eccentric stand against normal society through their fashion. Dead Threads started it’s engine in the year 2005, revving up success through constantly creating and putting out new and fresh designs. Founded in The United Kingdom, Dead Threads now has veins connecting to The United States, Canada, Australia and throughout Europe.

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When people normally think about rockabilly fashion they imagine the rough retro look of almost trashy glamor. Mismatched tops and bottoms, loud prints and bright cherry red bandanas. Dead Threads offers a little more of an alternative style, catching people off guard with buckled boots and prints of anchors, cupcakes and zebra stripes. Bringing the metallic twinge of goth into rockabilly can create a spontaneous and exciting wardrobe. Adding spikes, studs, and chains to a classic cut 1950s dress may seem a little scary but in reality it’s a sexy and bold fashion statement.

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Souls that are entwined with the punk, goth, and vintage styles will find peace in Dead Threads. Their rockabilly collection coming alive in the sultry night time like 1950 vampires. There is no shame in a person wearing a metal buckled rockabilly dress with a vibrant colored bandana, holding back their tenderly curled hair. Dead threads doesn’t have much for bright colors, mostly donning black with some reds, blues and sparse neon colors.

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So finding a curve fitting cheetah spotted dress isn’t going to happen. Dead Threads sticks to what it knows and what its passionate about, bringing the world unique and dark fashion that awakens the senses. Rockabilly ladies shouldn’t shy away from punk rock and goth fused fashion. They’ll never know what they can find.

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