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How to Dress Like Dita von Teese

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Editor's Note: Dita Von Teese now has her own lingerie range! View the most 2013 collection here and our review of the overwire bra here.

Burlesque dancer wearing stockings and suspendersDita von Teese... what can I say about her that hasn't been said already? From being a muse to couture fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier to designing luxury lingerie collections for the likes of Wonderbra and Frederick's of Hollywood to selling out burlesque and striptease shows worldwide, Dita is more than a woman... she's an icon.

On the personal side, I love what Ms. von Teese has to say about lingerie. Like her, I believe that "Lingerie is not about seducing men, it's about embracing womanhood." And I also " it when you can go about your daily business with the knowledge that you have a little secret of your own underneath." With those two quotes in mind, why don't we take a look at a few key pieces that can give anyone a Dita-worthy wardrobe.

Dita von Teese is almost never seen without her vintage-style stockings, and thanks to an exclusive deal with Secrets in Lace, you can wear the exact same nylons that she does in her burlesque shows and stage performances. My favorite pair is the Dita Glamour French Heel, which you can purchase here.

Along with her many talents, Dita is famous for being able to lace her corsets down from a natural waist size of 22" to 16.5" (though she's said repeatedly that she's not a waist trainer). While I don't suggest that everyone make that sort of reduction a goal (Dita already has an extraordinarily curvy figure), I do recommend the off the rack corsets from What Katie Did. You can buy a basic black underbust for less than $200.

Girdles, Garter Belts, & Bullet Bras
A pin-up model's look isn't complete without a retro-style bra, and how will your fully-fashioned stockings stay up without the correctgarter belt? Fortunately, Kiss Me Deadly has you covered. Their garter belts last forever, and are of exceptional quality. I recommend the Van Doren 6-strap or one of their roll-on girdles.
What do you think of the Dita von Teese phenomenon? Do you enjoy her lingerie style? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

15 Comments on this post

  1. Jonh Ingham says:

    It fascinates me that she has managed to completely transcend her fetish and bondage beginnings. Does no-one know from whence she started or is just that no-one cares?

  2. melina bee says:

    she's gorgeous of course, I love her beautiful waistline and have read about her extensive and lovely corset collection.
    I'd love a post about girdles; they really confuse me and I'm not sure what their exact function is?

  3. Bra Kreditkort says:

    She's one of a kind.
    It's not an act, she lives her life just the way she wants to. A world class performer, blessed with immaculate beauty and an inspiration for many.

  4. Sheen V says:

    Great article, and I love the pictures!

  5. Jennifer Perry says:

    Dear Treacle,
    Saw your response on Body by Burlesque. Love it! You're on. And I am delighted and honored.

  6. Louise LeMans says:

    I LOVE Dita. Something about knowing herself and her style so well makes her larger than life. And it must make shopping simple! I know some people think she's a cartoon, but I totally respect creating a persona for oneself.

    I also agree with everything that was said about lingerie. I've just commissioned my favorite local designer for my second corset. However, I own quite a bit of What Katy Did and can vouch for their quality and design.

  7. Tights Lover says:

    She is amazing. Awesome post!

  8. Jennifer Perry says:

    Treacle, I still would be honored to have you be my first guest blogger at Body By Burlesque!

  9. Jennifer Perry says:

    I love Dita for bringing class and elegance to burlesque, style and embracing our womanhood.

  10. Jennie says:

    Great post! Dita is absolutely stunning. And I couldn't agree more with her thoughts on lingerie. I also love seeing what she wears over lingerie (that red playsuit at Coachella). She has great taste in general!

  11. Jenny Laferriere says:

    My Love for Dita Von Teese is intense! She's truly an inspiration for me. We have the same Love of that time period; we should've been born back then! Lol. She brings that elegance and class to our time. More people like her should walk among us… I'm already a fan of yours, and seeing this blog totally brightened my day! Thanks for sharing this & making more people out there aware of how much of a Gem Dita really is! Thank You! xoxo

  12. cervin says:

    Superbe Dita Von Teese, on ne se lasse pas de voir ses magnifiques jambes gainées de bas nylon..

    Merci beaucoup

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