written by: shaylief

Poised, graceful, sexy, and confident: All the makings of a successful

burlesque performer. To make it up on a burlesque stage, a woman needs to

be fully comfortable in her own skin; She needs to be so in love with her

own body that performing almost completely naked onstage doesn’t faze her

in the least. And lastly, she needs to be passionate about burlesque

performing and wild with exhilaration every moment she’s frolicking

across the stage to the appreciative howls of the audience. If you think

the description above matches your personality, becoming a burlesque

performer might just be your calling. But you also have to look the part

and that means purchasing a variety of skimpy garments and costumes. One

thing that can be found in any burlesque performer’s closet are nipple

covers. A classic piece in the world of erotic entertainment, nipple

covers are a sexy item that allow the wearer to appear virtually naked

from the waist up while still covering the required amount of skin.

Burlesque nipple covers are basically small patches that affix to a

woman’s nipples and areolae by the magic of adhesive. They come readily

available online and in most lingerie stores in a variety of shapes and

mediums. Rhinestones, tassels, fur, an assortment of feathers, and

sequins are popular adornments for nipples covers. Some appear in the

shape of little drink umbrellas, others as miniature handprints. The

nipple covers worn by burlesque performers depend on the specific

performer and the theme of the show.