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The Burlesque Guide presents …….Lola the Vamp

The gorgeous Lola the Vamp performing at the 6th International Stockholm Burlesque Festival in Sweden.

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Burlesque Costume Ideas For Men

Dressing burlesque is easy for a woman, but for men its harder. Here are some ideas for men to wear if you are attending a burlesque club.

Our advice is to ditch the t shirts, jeans and trainers and think dapper 40’s, 5o’s or Victorian gentlemen.

Think top hats, bowler hats, canes, waistcoats, braces and zoot suits.

Try a top hat and tailcoat with a frilly cravat. Or for a slightly more low-key affair just a normal dinner suit with waistcoat and perhaps a small cane and scarf. Or trilby, shirt, tie and braces.

A good place to source burlesque clothes is a fancy dress outfitter.


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Cam Gigandet in Screen Gems’ BURLESQUE.

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What is Burlesque Clothing?

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Burlesque style is all about sexy sophistication. It is about tease and seduction. To dress burlesque is to dress like a lady – a lady with a naughty side! Burlesque is about stockings, corsets, high heels, feather boas, satin gloves, vintage clothes and old fashioned glamour.

We are always being asked for tips and recommendations so below are some of our favourite places for burlesque wear, clothes and accessories.



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Marie Antoinette Burlesque Cake Routine

The stunning Australian Queen of Burlesque Imogen Kelly performs a spectacular burlesque routine “Let Them Eat Cake” on Australia’s ABC TV complete with hilarious nude gateaux ending. Delicious!



Vintage Burlesque: Sandra Storm

The one and only Sandra Storm. Sandra was a stripper from the 40s and 50s with a sometimes manic style of dance, Storm had an inate ability to bring a certain air of naivete to her sassy performances.

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Sally Rand Fan dance – Vintage Striptease

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Category : Vintage Burlesque

The star of Chicagos 1933 Century of Progress worlds fair burlesque dancer Sally Rand. In this 1930s vintage clip she swilrs and twirls as she slinks around the stage. Taunting and teasing but never fully revealing.

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Burlesque Guide presents: Michelle L’Amour

Michelle L’Amour is one of the hottest stars of the burlesque scene and this is why.

Performimg at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, #14 The Orleans Casino, Las Vegas
April 22, 2011

Music: Nightmare by Artie Shaw

Vintage Burlesque: Jennie Lee

Jennie Lee was known thanks to her incredible bust as “The Bazoom Girl”. Lee performed her classic burlesque routine for over 30 years. “I had a natural rhythm and a nonchalant way of working – a smile and a little bounce,” she said when had retired “I was always sexy, but never vulgar.”

Watch more vintage striptease.

How to Put on a Corset


London burlesque artiste Slinky Sparkles knows a thing or two about corsets. Here she shows you the correct way to put on an underbust corset, and then get out of it again!

Burlesque Music

Category : 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 – get some Swing Cds. Such as Swing! The Ultimate Big Band Album

For 40’s 50’s style 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

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. Taki Rari

“I Want to Be Evil.”- Eartha Kitt
“Sugar in my bowl” – Bessie Smith

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