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What is burlesque style?

Burlesque style is all about attitude. Its about sassiness and seduction about being comfortable with your sexuality. Its about accentuating your curves and celebrating the female form.
One of the best examples of burlesque style is Dita von Teese.

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There isn’t one distinct burlesque way to dress. Burlesque performers at the turn of the 20th century wore layers of petticoats, skirts and corsets with a myriad assortment of lace trim. Nowadays there tend to be less petticoats but corsets , hats, gloves and stockings are all popular.

When dressing burlesque you can go for a raunchy look with a corsets and nipple tassels and or suspenders and his heels or you can opt for a more demure 1940s pin up look that accentuates the curves but leaves more to the imagination.

Try wearing a hat, or a feather boa……

Burlesque is many things – sexiness, vintage, curves, pin up girls, striptease – but above all its fun!

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Kitten de Ville

A former winner of Miss Exotic World, Kitten started her burlesque career in 1994 and is credited as being one of the originators of the new burlesque scene.

Kitten’s signature look is her platinum blond Marilyn Monroe-esque locks.
Her fantastic shimmy has earnt her the title “Queen of the Shake”

Kitten DeVille at Burlesque Hall of Fame Exotic World

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Kitten de Ville’s Official website


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Burlesque Music

There are many songs you can strip to but here are some sassy songs and compilations that go all the way back to the golden era of ragtime, striptease and can can dancers.

For 20s 30s style
Swing is the thing!
get some Swing Cds. Such as Swing! The Ultimate Big Band Album

For 40’s 50’s style
It’s Big Band
– try the compilation album Striptease – take it off! Shiva’s Regal, For Strippers Only, and Lonely Little G-string which are all on the compilation are particularly good.
– or 50 Big Band Classics
or The Ultimate Big Band Theme Collection

For Sleazy 50’s and 60’s bump n grind and go-going
– try the Las Vegas Grind grind volumes.

 

Below are some other songs that are used in burlesque routines.

“Taki Rari” – Yma Sumac Listen/Download

“I Want to Be Evil.”- Eartha Kitt Listen / Download

“Sugar in my bowl” – Bessie Smith
Innocent but also very risque!

 

Contemporary Burlesque Music

For a more contemporary feel, these songs are suitable music to strip to.

“Nasty Naughty Boy” by Cristina Aguilera
“Fever (live)” by Michael Buble
“You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse
“Lady Marmalade” from Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
“Erotica” by Madonna
“Feeling Good.”by Michael Buble
“Lick “by Joi
“Ooops (Oh My)” by Tweet and Missy Elliot
“I’m A Slave for You” by Britney

 

 

 


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The Burlesque Guide presents …Maxi Millions

The very sassy Maxi Millions performing at The 7th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival


The Burlesque Guide presents ….Sass A Frass & Amy Fissmer

Sass A Frass & Amy Fissmer perform at the 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival.


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The Burlesque Guide presents ….Miss Scarlett James

The fabulous Miss Scarlett James performing at the 8th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival.


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Kitten de Ville – Rock n Roll Stripshow

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The wonderful KItten de Ville performing a naughty homage to Iggy.


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The Burlesque Guide presents ….Strawberry Fields

Sexy burlesque cage dance performed by Strawberry Fields


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Moulin Rouge

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Moulin Rouge – Paris, France

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The Moulin Rouge is probably the world’s most famous burlesque nightclub. Immortalised in the Baz Lurhman film “Moulin Rouge” starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor it still runs today .

The Moulin Rouge is probably the world’s most famous burlesque nightclub. Immortalised in the Baz Lurhamn film “Moulin Rouge” starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor it still runs today .
Moulin Rouge which is French for Red Windmill  was built in 1889 in the red light district of Pigalle. It is best known as the spiritual birthplace and home of the can-can. The can-can with its high kicking and trademark frilly under-skirts was originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated in the club, eventually evolving into a world wide form of burlesque cabaret.