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Rompers = Retro Sexay

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

The Big Reveal: Cheeky Undies

The Maison Belle De Nuit panty.

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

New Burlesque Stockings: These Ultra-Vivid Colors Are Perfect For The Stage!

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

New “Deco” Lingerie Line From WKD is Red Hot!

The incredibly eye-catching bra, garter belt, and knickers from What Katie Did's new "Deco" lingerie line.

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

Object Of Lust: Velda Lauder Corsets!

Any burlesque babe worth her salt has a secret craving for Velda Lauder.

Expensive? You bet. But these over-the-top show-stoppingly gorgeous costume pieces are worth every penny! She has even designed pieces for burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese! I’m absolutely lusting after the Pink Glitter Overbust Curve Corset (pictured above), even if the price tag is giving me pause.

Honeys lingerie boutique has almost all of her styles in stock, and at very competitive prices. Here are some of my favorites!

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Slimming And Stylish: Devastatingly Sexy Plus-Size Lingerie

If you’re seeking lingerie that complements those lovely curves, then look no farther. Here are some elegant selections that are sure to sizzle.

The Ruffle Shelf Bra ($44.95) from Hips and Curves comes in solid black or solid white. It is also available in black and red (pictured above), and black and pink, for a more saucy burlesque feel.

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.

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The World’s Best Off-The-Rack Corset

Craving an authentic vintage look? The right undergarments are more important than you might think!

A good corset can give you that bombshell hourglass figure you’ve always wanted, whether you’re currently struggling with tummy rolls and back fat or have a lean boyish shape badly in need of curves.

After searching high and low, I’m proud to say I’ve discovered the World’s Best Off-The-Rack Corset. If you’re a first time buyer, this is the one you want, ladies. Trust me.

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Seamed Stockings: 1 Damn Sexy Accessory

Seamed stockings evoke a glamorous bygone era. On the surface, they’re demure enough for any workplace. They can be passed off as simple, old-fashioned, seemingly tame.

But the images they conjure in the subconscious are not tame at all.

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This Luxe Robe + Silk Obi = WANT

Trust me, the geisha in you will fall in love with his heavy silk masterpiece and super-waist-slimming obi from And God Created Woman.

What could feel better against the skin after a romantic bath than the cool kiss of the world’s most luxurious fabric? This is a boudoir must, designed for seduction. Use it to inspire the senses.

Available in many assorted colors, including this enchanting combination in Black and Mist:

What do you think? Do you know of a more beautiful robe for the boudoir? If so, let us know…

Italian Vogue’s Juicy Plus-Size Model Shoot

Cover of Vogue Italia, June 2011. Photo by Steven Meisel.

Just feast your eyes on this spectacular cover from the June issue of Vogue Italia featuring plus-size models Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley.

The shoot is part of a laudable ongoing effort by Vogue to glamorize beauties with a little meat on their bones, a campaign that began in February with the launch of the site Vogue Curvy.


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