Category Archives: Lingerie
What’s a romper, you say?
In short, a skimpy curve-hugging playsuit. This adorable ultra-short item was introduced around 1900 as lingerie and became extremely popular in the 1950s as leisurewear.
Today there are two basic versions: day and night. The cotton daytime styles make a perfect retro 50s outfit for summer days; while silk, satin, lace, and velvet styles invite slinky boudoir lounging.
Do your part to bring back an adorable and long-forgotten style! Just feast your eyes on some of these cuties. Read the rest of this entry
Everyone loves a little cheek!
While stripping down during a burlesque reveal, we always strive for each piece of clothing (even our final skimpiest pieces) to be beautiful. Why start with an elegant sequined gown and elaborate feather-and-rhinestone-encrusted headpiece only to present yourself at the finale in a cheap boring thong from Electrique Boutique? (yawn)
Next time, try one of these beauties instead! Read the rest of this entry
I love love LOVE Dita’s new “Von Follies” lingerie line!
These beautiful 50s-inspired underthings will debut at Target Australia in February of 2012 and then in other countries later next year.
I love that the collection will also feature overwire bras (a quirky and very authentic vintage touch) as well as corselettes, garter belts, and high-waisted panties, all with gorgeous ribbon and lace detailing. As Dita puts it, this is underwear that is “meant to be seen”.
I couldn’t agree more.
More pics after the jump: Read the rest of this entry
As a burlesque beauty, you already know that more is more! If in doubt, more feathers, more glitter, more fur, more sequins, and more rhinestones is always better than less!
And the same goes for color. Ultra-eyecatching shades of makeup, gloves, shoes, and more that offstage may look more than a bit overdone, onstage make us look spectacular!
But surprisingly there’s one item of clothing many of us on-stage starlets usually don’t enhance at all: our stockings. And that’s a big mistake.
Here are 5 beautiful styles of seamed stockings in ultra-vivid shades that are perfect under the stagelights! Consider adding one to your next act, especially if legs are the focus of your performance!
1) Gigi Vintage-Style Scarlet Stockings (Pictured at top of post) – Molten-hot red with black seams make one devilish combination! Pair with a pitchfork and tail for a Halloween-themed show, or display them over the Winter holiday if you want to show Santa just how bad you’ve been this year. ($29.99) Read the rest of this entry
What Katie Did has long been known for it’s beautiful re-creations of vintage lingerie. Their products show elaborate attention to detail, giving us modern women access to authentic retro lingerie styles.
And their new “Deco” line is no exception! This style is simple yet incredibly bold and looks phenomenal on stage. With its deep black satin and impossible-to-miss red trim, this line is appropriate for both burlesque beauties looking to wow their audiences and stylish women wanting to wow their man.
Indeed, this line looks great either by candlelight or under the stage lights. And if you’re looking for yet another way to show it off, the beautiful red and black satin would even look great peeking out under a tight angora sweater! Read the rest of this entry
These restraints by Paul Seville are absolutely luxurious!
They may look like delicate fabric, but their gentle appearance belies the strength beneath. In fact, these cuffs are made of supple top-quality leather laser-cut to look like lace. Though they seem like a feminine ribbon-adorned accessory, these handcuffs are sturdy enough to bind your hands for some real kink. (Available now at Coco De Mer)
Just take a look at this gorgeous video of them being modeled:
If you want a vintage 1950s silhouette, a bullet bra is a must.
This was a classic look during the era of the 1940s and 50s. In fact, many legendary movie stars like Lana Turner and Jayne Mansfield sported them often. These bras are perfect for chests large and small, managing to provide maximum lift and extreme shaping without the need for an underwire. You can’t pull off a classic “sweater girl” look without one!
Much more, including video and photos, after the jump.
If you’re seeking lingerie that complements those lovely curves, then look no farther. Here are some elegant selections that are sure to sizzle.
Pair the Ruffle Shelf Bra with this slimming Waist Cincher ($39.95), if you feel like completing the flirty ensemble and being a real tease.
Much more (including photos) after the jump: