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NSFW Fashion Guide: How To Add A Touch Of Gothic Flair To Your Sexy Outfits

Daniel Hughes Update on 22-05-2018
NSFW Fashion Guide: How To Add A Touch Of Gothic Flair To Your Sexy Outfits

"Me personally, I want to entertain people above all. When you look back at burlesque in history and the real golden age of burlesque, those entertainers were there to entertain, and there wasn't usually some big political message behind what they were doing." - Dita Von Teese

NSFW burlesque fashion guide: Dita Von Teese

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Possibly the world's most sensual and empowering subcultures, burlesque has had the power to stun, drop jaws and stop people in their tracks for not only decades - but centuries.

What once started as a form of parody in the 1800s is now something an outlandishly sexy form of theatrical dance - and it's celebrated the world over. But you probably already know that - we just wanted to get you in the mood for sprucing up your outfit.

Anyhow, we'll continue...

Now, like all alternative subcultures worth a damn, burlesque is still going strong today and has evolved with the times, boasting many icons and innovations in recent times. And one of the edgiest branches of burlesque has to be the burlesque-goth crossover.

It's a match made in decadent heaven.

Just look at Dita Von Teese: not only does she deliver her own brand of burlesque, but she adds dark overtones, punctuating it with a dark sensuality that is hard to ignore.

So, if you're reading this - or looking at the picture above and you'd like to add a touch of gothic flair to your burlesque outfit, our quick guide is here to help. Let's go.

 

The Corset

Gothic Burlesque: Edgy Corsets

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The centrepiece of any true burlesque outfit, if you're looking to add that deliciously dark gothic style to your look, you must choose your corset wisely.

If you're going for that saucy, mysterious Dita Von Teese look, reducing the amount of rouge in your corset and going with a predominately black corset is essential.

A silver-gold spiky corset will not only dazzle, but it will add a real gothic punch to your burlesque outfit. And if you want to go a little more subtle yet sensual, aesthetic, something with a deep leather look sporting a gothic steampunk leaning will certainly do the trick.

 

The Eye-melting Middle

Gothic burlesque underwear

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Below the corset usually lies the undergarment. By its very nature, burlesque is creative and expressive, so when it comes to assembling your outfit, the sky's the limit - but if you want to add that all-important touch of gothic flair, choosing the right middle is essential. And when we say middle, we mean underwear.

To move away from the traditional lacy look of burlesque and into darker realms, a black pair of low-waisted sexy genuine or faux leather panties will give you the gothic style you crave. It'll also make your corset pop!

But, if you'd like to retain an element of traditional lacy burlesque style, a black carved lace thong, perhaps with a floral or polka dot pattern, will look incredible. This type of underwear will showcase your natural contours, adding the kind of edgy look that will turn every head in the room.

 

The Legs and Feet

NSFW gothic burlesque fashion guide: Fetish Boots

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In the realms of burlesque, many feel that there's nothing more sensual than the legs and feet.

Now, if you want to go all out and dress your burlesque outfit that oozes the ultimate in sexy gothic edge, fetish footwear is a no-brainer! An eye-boggling pair of dominatrix knee, thigh and crotch leather boots are an absolute must.

Of course, not everyone wants to go all out goth - and burlesque can be as much about subtlety as it can exhibitionism - so if you're searching for something a little more understated (but equally sexy), a noir floral take on traditional burlesque style pantyhose will complete your look perfectly.

 

Burlesque For Men

Burlesque Men's Clothing

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We know that these days especially, burlesque isn't exclusively a woman's pursuit - and although the gents could stand to learn a few things from the ladies - we know it wouldn't be right to leave out some gothic burlesque for the fellas.

For gents looking to sport that quintessential gothic-burlesque crossover look, there are two possible routes: the all-revealing dark underpants-clad look, or the somewhat figure-hugging, full body suit aesthetic.

For the underpants-glad gothic look, a pair of show-stopping Romenia men's boxers will make the ultimate centrepiece - something you can accessorise with hats, braces, and if you wish, big leather boots.

NSFW burlesque fashion guide: Men's burlesque fashion

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And, if you're looking for that busy yet mysterious edge to your burlesque outfit, an amazing faux leather top is the one for you; top to toe sensuality with supreme gothic leanings - the kind of which that will ensure you stand out from the crowd. 

Remember - burlesque style is vibrant, bold and just a little bit ostentatious, so 'all leather everything' is definitely acceptable too! 

 

NSFW gothic burlesque fashion guide: all leather everythingPinterest

 

Both goth and burlesque are centred around originality and self-expression, so we hope this NSFW fashion guide has helped give you the inspiration to go ahead and add a gothic stamp to your burlesque outfit. Pick the items above or use them as a guide - the choice is yours. And if you'd like to see more, feel free to browse our full range of stunning burlesque garments.

We're a family here at RebelsMarket, so once you've put together your gothic burlesque look, we'd love you to share them with us on Facebook or Instagram! Or, you let us know about your look in the comments section below!

 

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