Woohoo! We're so excited to announce that our store is finally live!
It's been a very long journey to articulate the Burlexe vision of combining entertainment, styling and shopping and we've still got a way to go and a lot to do, but we now have some curated items that we wanted to feature and sell.
Here's the Burlexe story to date...
Meanwhile, please feel free to take a look, pour some wine, imagine yourself wearing our fabulous slinky lingerie and then place your order!!!
And we're still relative newbies in this space, so please tell us what you think and bear with us if we're a little bit shonky kicking things off... but the intention is always to provide you with the very best.
Our latest burlesque dancing wisdom answers: how do pasties stay on? Find out how you can keep yours pert and in place with these top tips.
How Do Nipple Pasties Stay On?
Burlesque pasties are an essential part of any burlesque costume and can also add a little spice to your boudoir lingerie. Attaching nipple pasties and keeping them on, however, is not so easy. Firstly, your skin needs to be clean and dry, rather than powdery or oily, according to Jo Boobs Weldon. This allows burlesque pasties to stick directly to the skin. All adhesives are put on the edge of the burlesque pasties. There is no need to put them on the center or on your nipple area. Similarly, don't use your nipple as the center point of the boob as it may not be. Use a mirror to find the middle point and line up the center of the pasties with the visual center of your breast. This can give the appearance of symmetry. Now, here are the top ways to apply burlesque pasties and nipple tassels. Read: How to Make Burlesque Pasties and Nipple Tassels.
Double Sided Tape
You can buy double sided tape quite easily and cheaply online. This is not the stationary type for paper or household objects but rather the likes of fashion tape to avoid any unfortunate "wardrobe malfunctions". Burlesque Clothing also recommends toupee tape. These are the perfect options for sensitive skin. Plus they're relatively easy to apply with little mess.
See some of our favourite Novelty Nipple Pasties.
You can also buy specific pastie or body glue to attach burlesque pasties. Likewise you can use eyelash glue as a simple substitute. Like when using it on your eye area, first apply to the pasties then wait a few seconds before putting it on your chest. Holding it in place for a few extra seconds can also help. Then voila! This is often the easiest method to clean off and it's usually close at hand. *Bats eyelashes*. Burlesque dancers, however, often have to use these methods night-in and night-out so finding the method you are most comfortable with is very important. Then the fun can really begin.
Check out Five Ways to Burlesque High Heels.
(Main image Hot Pink Nipple Pasties
from Burlexe Boutique)