Burlesque Outfit Ideas
Whether you’re a burlesque performer, or looking for a costume, here are a few burlesque outfit
ideas to get you started. We have a lot of burlesque friends here in Austin and have learned a lot just from going to shows
and watching them perform. Here are THREE burlesque outfits that we've put together from our own online boutique:
This sexy three piece striped set has a bra, g-string and garter belt. Add a pair of these fabulous backseam cuban stockings and black opera length gloves and you'll have an outfit that's ready for the bedroom!
Looking for something more appropriate to wear out to a party? Try this gorgeous champagne and black overbust corset with ribbon detail. The bustle adds that Moulin Rouge fanciness and the mini hat is just the icing on the cake. Any pair of thigh highs and heels will finish the look.
And if you really want to turn a few heads, this black mesh overbust corset with contrasting red trim is it. The cute little black sequin booty short with fringe will make you look like a showgirl! Add in the vintage look striped pantyhose with your favorite heels and you're all set.
A Little Bit More About The Look
The first thing to remember is that there is not just ONE burlesque look. Burlesque is really more of a distinctive style than anything else. The key to remember is that burlesque outfits from the 19th and early 20th century were exaggerations of contemporary dress. That means lots of layered petticoats, skirts, corsets
, ruffles and contrasting lace. The burlesque look is essentially a style which accentuates your female curves and reveals a little skin in just the right areas of the body to create visual interest (The neck, shoulders and legs). The right outfit will do both. We have an amazing collection of burlesque outfits
, and include lots of neo-burlesque lingerie so check it out. And here are a few other lovelies that we've found on the web:
Makeup and Hair
Okay so it’s not technically a part of your burlesque outfit
, but don’t forget about this essential piece of the puzzle. The best burlesque dancers are masterful with their makeup, accentuating their lips, cheekbones and eyes to the extreme. Bold, dramatic and sexy makeup will transform you from your everyday look into a sexy mysterious performer. The right hairdo or colorful, sexy wig can make such a huge difference too. For a few ideas, check out our burlesque makeup tutorials
, our fabulous Burlesque Wig FAQ
, and look at these girls:
Vamping It Up With Accessories
Now turn up the heat a little more and give your burlesque outfit a few more details and layers. A corset or matching set is a sexy basic look, but to make your outfit more than just off the shelf, consider boldly patterned stockings or tights, sexy long gloves and just the right shoes. In fact, accessories are all about your creativity and will make your burlesque outfit pop. Once you get the basic look, just about any accessory and heels will work, so have fun with it!
The burlesque look is as unique and as full of variety as you want it to be. Be bold and dramatic! Confidence and the right outfit can be a showstopper. Just remember the important points; Get the basic look, sexy, bold makeup and hair, and turn up the volume with accessories.
We are an online Burlesque Lingerie Boutique with a full line of sexy burlesque lingerie and costumes. Check us out and please ask questions if you need any advice.