From a Guy's Eye is a series of products reviews, seen from the guy's perspective. It's an opportunity to single out one of our outfits and talk about it in a little detail, mention some of the things that I like about it and why we chose to include it in our collection.
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I thought I would review one of our Halloween costumes, the Queen of Darkness, since Halloween is coming up.
This hot little number has kind of a dark burlesque look to it, and living up to its name, a Halloween style and feel. It's a sexy vampiress costume that's pretty hot on its own, and with a little change of accessories and styling, could be turned into a straight up burlesque costume. Those layers of ruffles around the skirt remind me of the original Edwardian burlesque era.
What I like about this costume is that the simple grey and black colors keep it looking Halloween, but the skimpiness of the dress, and the tight bodice piece make it pretty damn sexy. I'm a guy, so when I got out to a Halloween party, I like to see costumes that are sexy, skimpy and a bit flirty. Sure the classic Halloween costumes aren't "supposed" to be sexy, but Halloween for an adult is just a little more interesting with some sex appeal. This costume has the nice traditional vampire theme, but also brings the tease.
Read our post about the Sexification of Halloween
One of the reasons we added this to our collection is that it really does fit in with the burlesque theme. If you just looked at the front of this costume and didn't think about the time of year, you might not think "vampiress", until your eyes wandered up to that batwing collar. If you're crafty and creative, you could change things up and really make this into all sorts of different costumes for burlesque or show girl themed Halloween events.
Finally, what I also like about this cute Halloween costume is that you get the basic dress and choker, but can pair it with a million different types of hosiery, shoes, gloves and accessories. Need to make it even more provocative? Add in a garter belt and stockings for a little under the skirt tease. Feeling a bit modest? Try a pair of solid opaque tights for a bit more cover up.
Is it weird that a guy knows this kind of information? Probably, but who cares, it's Halloween!
Kicking off a new series of posts called "From a Guy's Eye", I review the Ivory Mesh Burlesque Bustier from Baci Lingerie that we just got in the shop. I like to keep it classy and informative, but also tell you exactly why I think guys will love it. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it :)
This bustier really shows off the garters. They're so eye catching, suggestive and, well, feminine. The garter clasps are classic and have been around since the 1950s. I love the garters because of the way the bustier rests on the hips. Often the garters on corsets or bustiers will be more decorative and can come up a little short, but these are generously long (8"-12") and will fit with almost any stocking or thigh high. This is a great look on a taller burlesque dancer, or someone with a shorter torso.
Read my full review here...