Having retaken center stage in recent years, Burlesque is back, and one of the hottest it's ever been! This can be attributed to a myriad of reasons, (a star performance by Lady Christina above being arguably one of them), but its association with female empowerment and body positivity are huge factors in the resurgence of this beautifully seductive art form!
Although Burlesque has always been at the forefront of our hearts and minds here at Atomic Jane, its incredible comeback has welcomed a huge new crowd of enthusiasts to the movement.
To the curious and Burlesque-hungry newbies: Atomic Jane is here for you and we're incredibly excited to inspire you to dig deeper into your exploration of Burlesque fashion (just keep reading!)
Victorian Age Burlesque
Though most often associated with the strip tease, Burlesque actually began in the Victorian age in London as a performance art form based solely around parody and humor.
Just like the parodies we know and love today (think SNL), Burlesque took the most popular themes in culture and poked fun at them while making them flashier, louder, and unbelievably entertaining.
This concept was wildly cutting-edge at the time and didn’t take long to catch fire across the pond in none other than NYC in the mid-1800s! Burlesque pushed boundaries, dropped jaws, and shook societal norms by questioning the traditional role of women and empowering them to be the strong, independent, and sensual beings that they are! (Amazing, right?)
It wasn’t until the 20th Century that Burlesque really transformed into the comedy/performance art/strip tease form that it is today, allowing the audience to tap into fantasy and to escape into the mesmerizing world of Burlesque during every stunning performance.
Burlesque has had a huge place in culture throughout every decade of the 20th Century with a notable resurgence in the 1990s, often referred to as the "Neo-Burlesque" that continues to shake us today!
The 3 Most Important Burlesque Fashion Elements...
As we said before, Burlesque fashion doesn't need to be just this thing you fantasize and obsess over....incorporate it into your life!
Say hello to one of our favorite Burlesque corsets, the Atomic Black Satin Burlesque Overbust Corset! All of the sexiest elements of Burlesque fashion are represented here and it is just oozing with femininity.
From the sweetheart top to the sexy black satin bodice and the bow embellishments, this piece is an absolute dream. Take this home as a perfect starter corset to your Burlesque corset collection for only $49 and in sizes S-2XL!
2. The Burlesque Set
The next Burlesque fashion element that's an absolute must to any Burlesque-obsessed vixen is the Burlesque Set!
This combines the magic of the corset with an equally as stunning corresponding piece and can come in many different shapes and sizes, leaving so much room for your personality and preferences to shine through.
We've highlighted a couple of our favorite styles here for you to drool over and be inspired by!
Let's start out with our Atomic Black Burlesque Inspired Corset and Skirt Set! This is an ode to the Victorian era and the tiered Hi-Lo design of the skirt is so incredibly flirty and tantalizing.
The black lace detail is carried throughout the skirt as well as the bodice and its lace-up front and loose, strappy shoulders are totally irresistible.
Does this style tickle your fancy? Click on the photo above to find this piece for $89, in sizes S-2XL, on our website!
Next up is one of our favorite style of sets, our Atomic Two Piece Leopard Lover Burlesque Corset With Tutu! This adorable, strapless, leopard corset has a soft, sweetheart bust line, three small bows in front for added detail, and a delicate, triple layered, ruffle lace trim over the bust.
We absolutely love the flirty playfulness of the tutu and think that it's one of the most undeniably Burlesque styles that you can choose.
Pair with a sexy pair of heels and watch as you instantly channel your inner-most tease!
Click on the photo to have a closer look. Then take it home for $89 in sizes S-XL!
Although similar to the sassy leopard set, our Atomic Purple Burlesque Overbust Corset with Pettiskirt is too dang beautiful to not share! Drool over its soft layers of black ruffle tulle trim and its beautiful black satin accent bows in front.
This is one of our favorite colors of Burlesque fashion: deep, rich purple. Can you get any sexier than this?
Click on the stunner above and take it home with you for only $79 in sizes S-2XL!
4. The Burlesque Accessories
Last but absolutely not least, we can't emphasize enough the importance of accessories in creating true Burlesque fashion magic!
This is really where you get to have all of your sassy, sexy fun and the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to spicing up your ensemble.
Let's go through a few of the absolute sexiest Burlesque accessory options to get inspired!
The Burlesque Topper
How fun is this accessory? Toppers are one of our favorite Burlesque fashion accessories, having the ability to instantly turn any outfit more playful, flirty, and sexy!
Say hello to our Blue Feather Top Cap! All of these details and layered materials are to-die-for and by clicking on the sassy little piece above you can purchase it on our website for only $18.99. Take a look at all of our other adorable toppers here and explore the possibilities!
The Burlesque Petticoat
Maybe you already have that perfect corset in mind and are looking for its match? Or you're looking for the flexibility of styling that the Burlesque Set just doesn't give you? Sounds like the Burlesque Petticoat is the perfect purchase choice for you!
How sexy is our Atomic Black Tiered Embellished Petticoat? Filled to the brim with beautiful details, this Burlesque fashion statement features a small black bead embellishment, a five layered tiered back, and a super flirty short-skirted front.
This could be the final touch to your sexiest Burlesque fantasy! Click on the photo above to purchase for only $45 in S-2XL.
The Burlesque Stockings
What is sexier than a pair of thigh-high stockings? Not much, is what. Stockings are arguably the sexiest element to the Burlesque ensemble and an element that's so fun to play with while building your Burlesque fashion wardrobe.
Feast your eyes on our ridiculously sexy, Atomic White Fishnet Thigh High Stockings! Slip these on and give your look that final boost it needs to send your flirtiness through the roof. This is one of our favorite pairs and you can click on the image above to be taken to our website to purchase for only $15!
Interested in more options? Click here to see all of the playfulness that we have in store!
Time To Live Out Your Wildest Burlesque Fantasies...
There you have it, ladies! A little taste of all of the magic that went into making Burlesque and Burlesque fashion all that they are today as well as a solid foundation for you to build your Burlesque wardrobe around!
Burlesque is all about fun, individuality, and self-empowerment, so enjoy every part of making this fantasy a reality and make it completely your own!
You are a powerhouse and a goddess and your Burlesque attire should reflect all of these beautiful parts of you.
Head over to our website www.atomicjaneclothing.com and see all that we have in store for you and your Burlesque dreams.
As always, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any comments or questions about this post or anything in general!
Until next time, happy shopping Atomic Babes!