Horseplay – Style Inspiration from Victorian Burlesque Artists

The Charles H. McCaghy Collection includes a number of fascinating tobacco card scans featuring photographs of 19th century vaudeville and burlesque dancers. These images from Victorian England show popular, if risqué performers in their stage costumes, many of which are elaborate or ornate, with delicate beading, short hems, and cinched in waists – elements very familiar in today’s clothing. These victorian burlesque outfits would make the perfect sophisticated costume for an extravagant fancy dress party.

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