Burlesque Corset

Burlesque corsets and plenty of choices for the burlesque dancer in you.

You can make your corset unique by choosing your own colours & fabrics to create a sexy Moulin Rouge look with our burlesque clothing. If you have any questions regarding designing your own colours / corset - just ask us a question in our contact us page.

The Modern Revival
 
Burlesque made a comeback in the 1990s. What has fuelled its newfound popularity is the fact that today's female artistes are doing it for themselves, their friends and their peers; nothing could be further from their minds than recapturing an all-male audience.

Frou Frou Briefs, elegant ballroom gowns, vintage swimsuits and countless lacy corsets and Basques. Great attention is paid by today's performers to "pasties" (nipple covers). Rather than perform fully topless, artistes protect their modesty with these tiny patches and make sure they are sequinned, feathered, tasselled or bejewelled.

pink and white stripe burlesque corset with white french frou frou briefs knickers and stockings

Rayne (above) A very striking, beautiful and individual look on your wedding day or even as a treat for any occasion. Shown here the Rayne corset in in Candy Pink with a white stripe but also available in other colours. The corset is lined with cotton for comfort and also has a boot lace fastening to the rear. Striped Edwardian & Burlesque Style Corset as well as a hint of the Moulin Rouge

The emphasis is back on fashion. In particular, homage is paid to the glory days of the art with painstaking recreations of vintage styles. Dita Von Teese, for example, is a walking museum of classic costumes.

burlesque girls dancing burlesque corsets

burlesque waist cincher and frou frou briefs knickers

Claudia (above) is a versatile waist cinching corset style suitable for all heights. Very popular to just wear over clothing, with jeans, over a dress or at the office with your suit. Steel Boned - a perfect burlesque started corset. Shown above with burlesque frilly frou frou briefs

Burlesque Today
 
Burlesque is a time-honoured form of dance performance, combining eroticism with humour, wit and style. It was born in the 19th century, and after years of playing second fiddle to the more overtly sexual striptease, it is with us again. For any serious burlesque artiste, though, what is important is not just taking it all off--it's whatyou take off. Burlesque has always been its own world of fashion.

burlesque style waist cincherin many colours

Claudia (above) is a versatile waist cinching corset style suitable for all heights. Very popular to just wear over clothing, with jeans, over a dress or at the office with your suit. Steel Boned - a perfect burlesque started corset. Shown above with burlesque black and red frilly frou frou briefs

History
 
The golden age of burlesque dates from the late 19th century when troupes like Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes wowed audiences by dancing in costumes considered shocking for the day. Vintage photos reveal skirts above the knee and close-fitting tights. In the early years of the 20th century, producers like the Minskys were staging full burlesque shows,featuring comedians and novelty acts as well as pretty girls, in theatres across the U.S.
 
Perhaps predictably, the more clothes the girls removed,
the more burlesque came to be associated with exposed female flesh.

 

burlesque red and black corset

Lilly Over bust Custom Made Burlesque style Corset with Sweet Heart Neckline. This corset would make a perfect Valentines Gift or Christmas present. It is beautiful to wear with jeans or with stockings as lingerie. It is made to measure and is fully steel boned with bootlace fastening to the rear. Attach Suspenders if you wish.

 

ivory and black lace trimmed burlesque corset

 

Kelly (above) - Over Bust Wedding Steel Boned Bridal Corset. Shown here in Ivory with white lace & black stripes
Edwardian & Burlesque Style corset & Moulin Rouge / Burlesque

Burlesque style
 
Burlesque artistes regard costumes as so important, that they often build performances--routines--around what they plan to wear. Costumes range from glamorous through sexy to outright funny.
In today's burlesque world, all bets are off, and you are as likely to see a female performer stripping out of a construction worker outfit as performing a classic fan dance recreating vintage looks.

burlesque under bust corsets striped pink and white

Alabama - Tall Vintage Lace Striped Waist Cincher Corset. This under bust corset is probably one of the most beautiful of our garments.

Tall burlesque ribbed cotton steel boned corset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana - Burlesque Ribbed Cotton Bridal Corset
Beautiful White and Blue or Black and Pink ribbed cotton ( Coutil ) over bust corset. This corset is perfect for brides on your wedding day. Lace trim frill to the top and botton and comes already attached to suspenders. It is a very classic but modern victorian look and very easy to wear. The design also bears many slottings of ribbon in pink or blue. or indeed - send us your ribbon and bows and we can make it to the colour you wish for. An exquisite shape and beautiful uplifting cleavage line. This corset has traditional front fastening steel busks and boot lace fastening to the rear. A very vintage and sexy look.

Years Without Fashion
 
By the 1960s, public morals had begun to tolerate full nudity and explicit sexual content, not just in theatres but in clubs and in movies.
With sex stars leaving nothing to the imagination, costumes became of secondary importance.
A bikini, maybe, quickly removed

under bust waist cincher corset in blue or pink with lace over lay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Waist Cincher - Under Bust Corset. This style has fluted panels
We love this style - suits a wider range of figures and is more moulded. Get the waist and shape you have been dreaming of. A burlesque dancers dream !