Do you drool over feathers and lace and have a flair for the dramatic? At RebelsMarket Burlesque stores you’ll find the trappings of a Victorian cabaret dressing room littered with feminine items just ready to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. In recent years, burlesque has undergone a comeback, and many clubs across the globe are now holding regular burlesque shows. Burlesque dancing offers many women the chance to look and feel sexy without taking all their clothes off, and the ultra-feminine fashion and erotic, often humorous acts mean burlesque is going to be around for a long, long time. So don’t be shy, come on in!
What do you know about Burlesque Fashion? You may think of burlesque as women in skimpy outfits doing a striptease for amusement, but you'd be wrong. Burlesque is an important cultural construct – a way of creating humor by mocking the spirit of something much more serious, or by treating serious subjects in a ludicrous manner. The word 'burlesque' comes from an Italian word meaning to joke and ridicule. The word has been in use for more than 400 years, usually in reference to literary words such as those of Chaucer and Alexander Pope. But burlesque most commonly refers to a type of vaudeville variety show performed in cabaret clubs in the United States and abroad between 1870-1940. In the Victorian period, London theatres often hosted burlesque plays, where popular plays, operas and ballets were recreated in a risqué extravaganza, often mocking the original's musical forms, as well as popular political and society personalities of the day. In American clubs, these shows morphed into variety shows incorporating songs, ribald comic sketches, solos and chorus numbers, acrobats, magicians and even a wrestling or boxing match. The style gained popularity in the underground speakeasy clubs during the prohibition.