Burlesque costumes have always been popular and the swathe of new movies and TV shows that feature this sexy type of striptease will only serve to enhance its status.
First Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and now Burlesque featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, have helped to promote the sexy burlesque style with the general public.
Burlesque styles are popular with both people that are learning to perform on their own at the various classes that are now commonplace, and with those wanting to re-create precisely the same flamboyant, colourful look at a bash or occasion.
A lot of different costumes and accessories exist that can help you style yourself like a burlesque beauty, no matter if you're going to be mastering the dance routines, going on a hen night or just for your fancy dress bash.
We will take a look at a number of distinct fancy dress options to help give you a picture of some of the styles that you can pick from should you need to go burlesque for an night.
The Fever Busty Burlesque outfit contains a red and black bodice, black skirt with red bow detail and a headband with stylized top hat. The costume has exactly the same glamorous, period style as the dancers from the movie, Moulin Rouge.
Add some long gloves and thigh high stockings with heels to finish this sultry look off. Nicole, eat your heart out!
The Can Can Girl fancy dress costume is a 5 piece outfit which has a short blue and black frilled skirt, a matching figure hugging bodice, a matching headpiece with blue feather, garters and lastly a delicate black choker.
Add some stockings to this and you've a very attractive look that is certain to grab attention wherever you wear it.
The very last fancy dress costume we can take a look at is the Fever Lady Elegance costume. This light blue fancy dress costume has a striped design on the corset style top which continues on the layered skirt. The skirt also has bow detailing to add an further layer of interest. It's an incredibly straightforward fancy dress outfit to wear, but creates the burlesque look and feel, perfectly.
These are only a few examples of the costumes you can pick up with a burlesque design and style to them.
When you have pieces in your own wardrobe that are suitable to build your burlesque personality then you'll be able to add some cost-effective, highly effective accessories to improve the effect of the fancy dress outfit.
Stockings, garters, feathers and gloves will all add just a little additional burlesque glamour to your fancy dress costume and can be picked up for very reasonable prices.