British burlesque dancer, Bettsie Bon Bon talks us through how to choose a burlesque corset in this fab video. It’s the perfect how-to for both burlesque costumes and burlesque outfits for a night out.

How to Choose a Burlesque Corset

Burlesque Corset

We shared: how to perform a sultry glove removal, a tantalising stocking peel and how to shimmy out of those burlesque corsets. Now, British showgirl, Bettsie Bon Bon, shares her must-have tips for picking a burlesque corset to suit you and your figure.

Bettsie Bon Bon first appeared in our show in June 2011. She joined us again for the Elton John AIDS Foundation fundraiser and returned for our February 2012 extravaganza. She then wrote her wonderful Guide to Showgirl Burlesque for us. Needless to say, we’ve been spoiled.

An original Hurly Burly Girly, founder of The Folly Mixtures and London Academy of Burlesque teacher, Bettsie Bon Bon knows a thing or two about burlesque. In this video she discuss’ the different types of corsets and which shapes they flatter.

Some simple rules can guide you in the right direction, to find the corset for you. If you’re wearing your underwear as outerwear, it’s probably best to rock an overbust corset. If you’re wearing burlesque corsets onstage, it’s also very important to consider the theme of your burlesque routine and the colours in the rest of your burlesque outfit.

Once you find the style which suits you then there are lots of choices and designs on the market. Any excuse to shop, ay? Shop with us in our burlesque boutique and you can also quietly enjoy a full written version of this tutorial on How to Choose a Burlesque Corset.

Learn to Burlesque Dance with Jo King and Bettsie Bon Bon.


(Main images from Matt Ricardo)

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