One of the most original and of course sexy costume choices for women is the Burlesque costume. While the word has several meanings attached to it, in terms of themed outfits, Burlesque costumes are typically designed to revive the vintage cabaret characters from the early 20th century. If you are looking to add a Burlesque outfit to your costumes collection but are overwhelmed with the amount of choices on offer, don’t fret! We will give you the best ideas to bring on that essential glamorous feel with your Burlesque costume.
The Beauty of Burlesque Costumes
Since the term ‘Burlesque’ is such a broad one, the choices you have in terms to dressing up in Burlesque costumes are literally infinite. However, almost all Burlesque themed costumes have certain common elements to them. Let’s start with the short dress. Since we’re talking about a 20’s and 30’s inspired wardrobe it’s only natural to go for dresses that also look vintage. Maybe something with lace trims and an off should feature. The skirt can be in any length. Since this is Burlesque, you can go for a really short skirt with generous amounts of trim and lace. An exotic hat is also a very common choice in many Burlesque costumes. You can even add feathers to your hat for a little bit of drama. Long satin gloves and thigh high stockings hit the spot in terms of elegance. Add several pieces of beautiful designer jewelries to the mix to make a bold statement. With all these, you will successfully capture the essence of Burlesque and take your party into an era gone by!
What You Need for an Amazing Burlesque Costume
- Corset with lace trims (tube or sleeveless)
- Layered skirt with lace frills and ruffles (short or long length)
- Alternatively: Short dress with lace frills and embroidered details (tube dress, sleeveless dress, or off shoulder dress)
- Long satin gloves
- Thigh high stockings
- Accessorize with top hats, feathered boas, and bold jewelries!
Whether you choose the colorful cabaret costume or go with the dazzling black Burlesque babe outfit, you are sure to set any costume party ablaze with these sexy outfits. You can also accessorize to your heart’s content with feathered hats, seductive boas, big and dramatic fans, beautiful fishnet stockings, bold jewelries, shoes and anything else that you feel comfortable throwing in, and complete your show-stopping look!