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Burlesque Parasols: Enchanting Beauty Isn’t Just For The Movies

Picture this…A stunning woman strolls down the pavement, her heels clacking with each light step. To the lilting melody of the classical piece playing down the street at the party she’s headed to, the woman twirls her delicate burlesque parasol with a flick of her slender wrist. Her handsome date trails behind her, acutely aware of how lucky he is simply to be in the presence of such an elegant lady. She holds her fishnet-covered parasol high in the air as the ruffled ends of her long gown catch the breeze and float around her ankles, giving her the appearance of a magnificent bird about to take flight.

Burlesque parasols give any burlesque costume an extra boost of drama and glamour that cannot be ignored. When you’re holding your parasol above your head, it’s like raising a sign blinking with neon lights spelling out “Notice me! Notice me!” Carrying a parasol upright also has a stretching effect, making you appear taller and more slender than you actually are. Sounds great, right?

Now that you’re convinced a burlesque parasol will be the perfect new addition to your wardrobe, it’s time to choose which one you want. Like most everything in burlesque fashion, there is a wide variety of parasol styles and colors you can choose from. There are bright red ones covered in fishnet fabric to go with your burlesque fishnet stockings, there are black lace ones that identify with the traditional burlesque gothic style, there are even pure white ones with strings of jewels dangling from the sides. No matter your style, there’s something out there for everyone.

The lady in the depiction above may be purlely fiction, but at the next upcoming event you’re invited to, you can take her place in the real world. So go ahead, grab your very own burlesque costume outfit and add a burlesque parasol for a boost of magical beauty that is usually only attainable by heroines on a movie screen.