Monday, 23 February 2009

The Fashion Feed: Burlesque is Back in Vogue

Thanks to girl band 'The Saturdays' and their comic relief single 'Just Can't Get Enough' burlesque wear is experiencing a bit of a revival. You are obviously not expected to bear as much flesh as Frankie, Rochelle, Una, Mollie and Vanessa have in their new video but style is always adaptable and with a bit of know-how it is possible to make this look more classy than trashy.

Become a fan of fans. Start with one of these classic Marabou fans from Ann Summers. They cost just £5.00 and will work wonders both in the bedroom and as an accessory for a ball or club night. Our favourite colour is the baby pink fan because it's super-feminine and flirty but the same fan also comes in red and in black if you want to go more for Samantha's sexy siren look.

Relish The Retro Pin-Up Style. Team your fan with this beautiful roakability skirt from Starlets and Harlets for a fabulous retro pin-up edge to your look. The clashing patterns give it a contemporary edge whilst the lace heart detail comes across all coy! The skirt costs just $49.95 and in keeping with the burlesque theme you can buy a matching garter... maybe you should be selective who you show that off to however, you don't want to get too much of a reputation!

Heel yourself. Finish your burlesque tribute with these killer gold platforms from Office. We use the word killer only to describe the look of them as the platform front will ease the strain put on your feet by the 14cm heel. This means you can perfect a sassy burlesque strut without the fear of falling over and without being in a desperate amount of pain by the end of the evening. These leg-lengthening beauties were originally £85.00 but are currently reduced to £55.00.