in the mind of burlesque dancers
The stocking is of course a key item in burlesque. Whether you are pulling it off slowly with your teeth, thus displaying your most beautiful ankle milimetre by milimetre or simply wearing them for show, the stocking has become quintessentially 'Burlesque'.
In this era we have become used to the four clip suspender belt holding up our fabulous stockings, but in days gone by, there were six, if not eight clips to deal with, perhaps to be viewed as a sort of chastity belt by the gentlemen folk? But instead of the lack of immediate access deterring them, it only fed the fires of lust further and even now, just a glimpse of a suspender or the top of a stocking is enough to drive a man wild!
You will rarely find a young lady in a strip club wearing a full set of stockings plus suspender belt, maybe hold ups at most for ease of removal. It would seem visitors at such 'joints' care little for the art of the strip or the pleasures of the tease, unlike a true burlesque lover, and wish only for the skin to be bared as quickly as humanly possible. A suspender belt would cause issues with the speed, and this may well be the reason that true burlesquers prefer the age old use of stockings as opposed to hold ups which use only a PVC ring around the inner top hem to suction on to the warm skin - we aren't rushing to peel, we are enjoying every delicious second.
The removal of ones stockings from the suspender belt itself should be a joy and a pleasure, not just for a voyeur, but also the wearer. The electricity which occurs as you run your fingers from silk to skin is a wonderful thing, and the audience member(s) should see the look of sheer delight on your face as your hand, gloved or not, accidentally brushes your upper thigh.
Whilst for a routine, I would not suggest a 6 clipped suspender belt, for your own daily use (and perhaps for the intimate times) I certainly would. The pressure on those 4 little clips to keep up with the female form walking, sitting, bending...is just sometimes too much to bare and it simply...Pops! As fun as it may be to have the naughty thrill of going to re-adjust your stockings in the Ladies room at work, it really is rather risky all round.
If stockings and suspenders are your chosen first adventure in to the world of glamourous burlesque then why not try this stunning 6 clipped suspender belt...hark back to the era when women wore these out of necessity. No nylon and merely stockings made to fit a generalised leg shape, (otherwise known as Fully Fashioned Stockings), made for rather unattractive, mostly ill fitting legwear, but with little choice, they did the best they could with their hefty 8 clip suspender corsets. Fully Fashioned Stockings are still very popular today with the hardcore vintage lovers and they are certainly worth the purchase if for no reason other than the love of the glorious, glamorous days gone by.
Nowadays, we have the absolute privilege to buy silk and nylon stockings which fit like a glove - and believe me, the suspense of watching you unclip each of those 6 clips...one... at... a... time... will drive your audience, and you, wild!
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