Get The Look: Gloves

A fundamental part of any burlesque clothing wardrobe is a pair of stylish gloves. Often the first part of the burlesque performer’s outfit to be removed and easily swung, flung, twirled and even stuffed into the mouth of an exotic burlesque dancer. The choice of fabric and style is huge and the slow peel of a luxurious velvet, satin or leather glove gives a riveting hint to the audience as to what is to follow. Exposing the wrist itself is perceived as being suggestive in nature and any outfit, burlesque or otherwise, is instantly slapped with a big splodge of sophistication, allure and 1940’s style with the addition of a pair of stylish gloves.

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Take inspiration from the celebrities when it comes to choosing a pair of burlesque gloves and remember they can be easily customised with an assortment of faux gem stones, rhinestones or crystals (and the trusty glue gun!)

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Dita Von Teese Burlesque GlovesLeg Avenue Black Velvet Opera Gloves

Classic long black gloves add instant sophistication and style to an outfit and are frequently favoured by burlesque queen Dita Von Teese.

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Victoria Beckham GlovesLeg Avenue Cropped Satin Gloves

The most stylish of UK exports, Victoria Beckham, favours the 1940’s driving glove and ‘spices up’ her otherwise plain outfit with a stunning black pair.

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Paris Hilton GlovesLeg Avenue Mini Cropped Satin Gloves

Heiress Paris Hilton, a big fan of burlesque, rocks the mini cropped glove fashion with numerous outfits. Our version is available in black, white and red.

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Rihanna Long Lace GlovesLeg Avenue Stretch Lace Elbow Length Gloves

Rihanna dons both long lace gloves and short lace gloves for two very different looks.

Rihanna Short Lace GlovesLeg Avenue Lace Fingerless Wrist Ruffle Gloves

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Burlesque Gloves, Burlesque Clothing

Top 3 Best Sellers This Month

Oooh, it’s that time of the month again (no, not that one) when we take stock of the best selling items from our burlesque clothing collection during the past 30 days. Burlesque bustle skirts are still über popular with the bloomin lovely long Tulle Bustle Skirt coming out on top. With oodles of layers of deluxe tulle material and a gathered lace front in classic black, this skirt has been dancing off our shelves.

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Leg Avenue Long Tulle Bustle Skirt

Into second place is the Blue Betty Corset, consistently a best seller from our burlesque corsets collection. With the luxurious satin material, pleated ruffle detail, sturdy boning and five size selection, we are never surprised when an order contains this irresistible number.

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Leg Avenue Blue Betty Corset

Rounding off the top three best sellers from our burlesque clothing collection is the classic Striped Satin Top Hat. Steampunk couture at it’s finest with traditional black and red colouring, deluxe satin and velvet stripes plus secure comb for extra security – making this the perfect hatinator (yep we love that word too).

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Leg Avenue Striped Top Hat

For all the best sellers from our burlesque clothing collection check out the website. Next update in 30 days divas! ♥♥

Burlesque Clothing, Burlesque Outfits

Do It Like A Kardashian

The Kardashian clan have just released their self-styled ad for their new lingerie collection, demonstrating how sexy lingerie can make us ladies look and feel no matter the body shape. Our burlesque clothing collection includes some scrumptious pin up style lingerie, designed to flatter and accentuate the natural body shape. With burlesque inspired bras, panties and shorts made from luxurious two way stretch satin, our matching sets cling and stretch in all the right places. Add a pair of our burlesque tights or burlesque stockings to complete the oh-so-feminine look achieved by the Kardashian sisters and voila – you are good to go for bedroom or centre stage antics.

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kardashian lingerie

Leg Avenue Bombshell SetLeg Avenue Black Mesh TeddyLeg Avenue Frisky Kitty Set

Strut over to our website for all the latest new additions to our burlesque clothing and burlesque lingerie collections.

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Burlesque Clothing, Burlesque Lingerie

Get The Look: Fascinators

Adding sophistication, glamour and a hint of mystery, the burlesque fascinator is a top-selling accessory from our burlesque clothing collection. An attractive head-piece, often adorned with feathers, flowers, glitter and veils screams retro chic and has recently evolved into the ‘Hatinator’ (combining the features of the hat and the fascinator).

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Leg Avenue Cupid Fascinator

Choose a fascinator from the burlesque clothing collection that conceals part of the face or the eyes to create some sexy intrigue and mystery.

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Leg Avenue Femme Fatale Fascinator

Katy Perry, known for her love of the burlesque movement, it’s fashion, style and eccentric glamour rocks a sparkly fascinator, complementing her retro rolled hair, at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Katy Perry Fascinator

The queen of Burlesque herself and good friend of Katy Perry,  Dita Von Teese models her creative fascinator with the usual grace and unrivalled poise.

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Dita Von Teese Fascinator

Christina gets some style inspiration from her ‘Burlesque’ film experience and steps out in a blinged up fascinator with a sharp, modern twist.

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Christina Aguilera Fascinator

For a range of burlesque fascinators take a retro stroll over to our burlesque clothing collection.

Burlesque Fascinators, Burlesque Clothing

Mock Suspender Tights – The Celebrity Trend

Leg Avenue Suspender Look Tights: Deluxe black spandex opaque tights with mock suspender strap print. Bang on trend and as seen on many a celebrity both in the UK and US. The hosiery trend sparked by Rihanna and Lily Allen and seen on dancers, fashionistas and singers alike has gone global and are now available to buy in deluxe form at a sensible price.

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Burlesque TightsMock Suspender Tights

Celebrity Suspender TightsBurlesque Outfits

Mock Suspender TightsLeg Avenue Suspender Look Tights

Burlesque Clothing, Burlesque Outfits

Burlesque Hall Of Fame Weekend 2011

We were not lucky enough to be able to attend last week’s annual Burlesque Hall Of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas – but we have been able to peruse all the fantastic videos of each performer!

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Our top 3 favourite performers – Roxi D’Lite, Coco Lectric and Vicky Butterfly were all in action at the most prestigious Burlesque gathering in the world and we can now share their performances with you. Congratulations to Indigo Blue who was crowned this year’s Reigning Queen Of Burlesque and Britain’s own Anna Fur Laxis who was announced as well deserved 1st runner-up.

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WIN A Burlesque Fascinator!

To celebrate the launch of our new Burlesque Clothing collection we are giving away one of our gorgeous fascinators. To be in with a chance simply become a fan of Simon Says Dress Up on Facebook here and then tag the picture of your favourite hair addition. Winner will be picked at random and announced this Thursday at 6pm. Good Luck! ♥

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Look out for our weekly Facebook competition giving away burlesque goodies.

Burlesque Kitten FascinatorBurlesque Blossom Fascinator