Burlesque is back. Celebrity cabaret star Dita Von Teese, who was married to Marilyn Manson at one time, helped bring about a old school lingerie revival, featuring stockings, corsets… even suspenders. Burlesque themed costumes were big this year for Halloween and will continue to be a popular choice for holiday parties, but hard lingerie (corsets, bustles, and structured bras) is also seeing a revival in the bedroom, whereas soft lingerie (unstructured piece like slips, nightgowns, and panties) has never really faded in popularity. In fact, statistics tell us that Americans spend about 13 million dollars annually on lingerie. Either way, sales of strapless bustiers, platform stiletto high heels and push up corsets are on the rise.
A Brief Recap
From Betty Paige to Betty Boop, burlesque inspired clothing and burlesque themed costumes have captured our imaginations again and again, waxing and waning with our ideals of what makes for a provocatively sexy figure. One thing is certain – as a culture, we seem permanently fixated on getting dressed to get undressed. It’s what’s considered a seductive costume that changes.
Learn more at this link.