September traditionally sees our costume department working all hours as the orders pile up for all you organised folk who have decided upon their Halloween costume with oodles of time to customise, accessorise and alter as required. This year the burlesque clothing specialists have been unexpectedly keeping up with the Halloween Costumes reps – and September has seen our busiest month yet. Corsets, skirts, hats, gloves and shoes have been in demand like never before, with a host of newbie customers discovering our 2012 collection. The love of burlesque continues to grow! September’s best sellers can be found right here, with a usual suspect making the top three and some of our newest pin up additions leading the way….
3. The Mariela Corset
Blue seemed to be the colour of choice when it came to burlesque corsets last month, with the Leg Avenue Mariela Corset ahead of the bustier pack and coming in at number 3 on our overall best sellers list. The deluxe corset has a fashionable circus feel to it, with a satin silhouette, steel front bust closure and oversized contrast satin bow accents. The side and rear lacing ensures an adjustable and comfortable fit.
2. The Red Satin Top Hat
The beautiful Leg Avenue Red Satin Top Hat, from our burlesque hats collection, was created due to the success of the original alternative fascinator in black, and has now overtaken it’s name sake in popularity. The attached sturdy comb allows a personal style and fit, while the flower and bow accent and luxurious satin adds the glamour and allure.
1. The Bombshell Bustle Skirt
The Leg Avenue Bombshell Bustle Skirt has often been the best selling garment from the ever expanding 2012 Burlesque Skirts collection and is now the top seller for September from our entire range. The show-stopping, uber glamorous skirt flatters and frames the rear delightfully with charming fringe and pucker design plus draped bead accents. Ideal with a coordinating corset in traditional black or red, ready to shake, shimmy and slowly remove…..
This month we will be heading off to see Emma Watson’s The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, fighting over the newest Halloween costumes and counting down the days until the next season of Homeland begins. Check back next month to see if the most sinister festival in the calendar has an effect on our best sellers list ♥
Red – the colour of passion, seduction, fire, rage and glamour – perfect for burlesque.
Full luscious, red lips are the very symbol of pin up perfection and it’s important to get the application right, else you may end up looking like a circus clown. Check out this brilliant step by step guide for creating the perfect red pout:
Nail art is huge right now, with more lavish and intricate designs popping up all the time. Attention to detail is important for any burlesque enthusiast and coordinating nails are a fun and creative way to draw attention to your look. We are big fans of the blood nail art design, fabulous with a vamp red burlesque outfit or a Halloween striptease routine. The video guide below will take you through each step to creating an authentic and original look. For all nail and nail art supplies visit naildelights.com.
The seductive colour can also be applied to your whole hair. Be inspired by Rihanna who has got the red pin up look down perfectly, with a range of different styles.
There’s no place like home, and none more striking shoes than bright, glitter infused red stiletto heels. Visit our burlesque shoes collection for a delightful choice of ruby red slipper inspired creations.
Regal purple is the colour of the week with the Leg Avenue Purple Long Tulle Bustle Skirt making a grand entrance into our burlesque clothing collection. This beautifully crafted burlesque skirt features a tiered tulle bustle, accentuating the curves delightfully, shorter lace gathered front and satin bow accent. The waist is elastic, ensuring an adaptable fit and an easy removal during any strip tease routine. Pair with a matching corset, or customised bra top for a complete – fit for royalty – outfit. The material used to create this purple burlesque bustle skirt is hugely accommodating for heavy customisation such as gluing rhinestones and stitching sequins, for those wishing to sport a truly unique design or to coordinate with a routine. Find this exciting new arrival in our burlesque skirts collection, along with the black and red versions – already best sellers.
Our burlesque hats collection is one of our most popular, with customers looking for a quirky accessory to add the finishing touch to a carefully crafted burlesque outfit. Red and black styles continue to be the most popular when it comes to hats and our unique ‘hatinators’ continue to impress. The Leg Avenue Red Velvet Mini Top Hat features a metal clip to enable the wearer to fix this unique burlesque hat to the hair with ease and security, while giving the appearance of a top hat – genius. We can’t get enough of these super cute mini hats and the newest addition to our burlesque clothing collection is topped with sequins, an elegant matching feather plus gorgeous red satin bow and prominent cameo jewel accent.
The mini top hat can be styled with a range of hair styles including up do’s and long glamorous hair, as pictured. For burlesque inspired hair style inspiration see the previous post.
A new addition to our burlesque gloves collection and as seductive and glamorous as they come are the Leg Avenue Red Extra Long Satin Gloves. These deluxe gloves would make Jessica rabbit proud with an over the elbow length, lavish satin fabric and deep red colouring. Ideally worn with a co-ordinating corset and bustle skirt or long customised gown, these already popular delights make for the perfect peel….
One of the most distinctive pairs from our burlesque shoes collection are the divine Leg Avenue Brass Knuckle Shoes. The unique black and white shoe boots feature a lace up front, bullet hole detail and knuckle duster inspired stiletto heel. The heel measures 4 inches and the platform is a comfortable1 inch. Inspired by the popular gangster moll theme and sure to be the focal point of any burlesque outfit. Ideal for anyone looking to embrace the erotic masculine look, perhaps a strip tease routine involving a gender transformation? These delightful shoe boots are also a high fashion item and have been spotted on a number of celebs for red carpet appearances. Uber cool with skinny jeans, this season’s shirt dress or a monochrome mini dress.
An small but definitely sweet new addition to our burlesque outfits collection is the Leg Avenue Satin Oversized Bow Garter. This fabulous new piece is made from luxurious black satin and features a perfectly placed large bow. Easy to slip on and to slip off, feels delightful on the skin and could make a very interesting prop for any burlesque performance. At just £8.99 this lavish little lovely instantly adds suggestion, sex appeal and glamour to your burlesque outfit.
An important consideration for any burlesque performer is whether or not to wear shoes for a set performance and if so – the style, heel height and fastening(s) must be suitable when coordinating the whole outfit. Of course the shoes must also be easy to remove and should not feature too many complicated straps or buckles.
We all know that stiletto heels flatter the posture, lengthen the leg and are the platform of the all important strut of the burlesque performer. A dramatic pair of heels can add an instant boost of sex appeal and simply kicking a pair of exotic burlesque shoes to the floor can appear excitingly erotic.
Dita Von Teese wears beautifully coordinated shoes with feather and gem stone embellishments for her burlesque performance. Delicate yet exotic and the burlesque queen can easily kick of her heels or remove with a flick of the wrist.
Burlesque stars Roxi D’Lite and Immodesty Blaize keep their shoes on until the very end of their performance, sustaining a perfect pin up posture and glamorous fantasy.
For a colour filled array of the most exquisite burlesque shoes visit our burlesque clothing collection online. All shoes qualify for free UK delivery while our Australian, American and European customers can benefit from both saver and express delivery options. Most shoes are available in at least five sizes and have all been carefully selected for our burlesque clothing customers.
We have been spoiled this month with an array of burlesque corsets arriving from the new 2012 collection. A particularly attractive new corset and a real stand out garment with it’s regal purple colouring is the newest addition – the Leg Avenue Purple Valentina Corset. This utterly stunning black satin corset features sturdy steel boning for unsurpassed support plus steel front bust closure and adjustable lace up back. The new burlesque corset is decorated with bodice framing purple satin pleated trim, coordinating satin bow accents and lavish black lace overlay. A truly magnificent piece that enhances an hourglass figure with it’s moulding support and clever decor. Find this exciting new arrival in our burlesque clothing category along with many other 2012 lines – including a red and black version of the Valentina style.
Leg Avenue Red Premium Steel Boned Corset: A super deluxe new arrival from the 2012 burlesque clothing collection and straight into our ever expanding burlesque corsets range is the achingly beautiful Red Showgirl Premium Corset. This show-stopping piece is made from a lavish sateen material with super sturdy steel boning for the most premium of supports plus flattering steel front bust closure. Ideal for ladies with a larger bust, with it’s unsurpassed reinforcement while our burlesque clothing customers with smaller busts will benefit from an enhancement to a full pin up figure. Pair with a range of bustle skirts or petticoat skirts in classic red for an all-in-one look or a contrast coloured skirt for a two tone style. This burlesque corset is a beautifully classic piece that will be a treasured part of your wardrobe for an eternity filled with strip tease…