Babes of Burlesque

Spring has sprung and the Babes of Burlesque are here to prove it!

I’ve got a gorgeous new gaggle of gals to feature in the coming weeks and I’m so excited to give you a tease in this week’s post!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

Let’s meet the ladies!

Charlie Quinn

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Ruby Moon

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Dottie Champagne

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Saint Stella

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Knox Harter

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Ivory

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The Two Piece Playsuit

One of my favourite vintage trends for summer is the two piece playsuit!  The term ‘playsuit’ is usually used to refer to a garment that combines a top and shorts all in one (also known as a ‘romper’) or a top and pants (also know as a ‘jumpsuit’).  You could also use the term ‘playsuit’ to refer to a combination top and bottom that are made from the same fabric, or combination of fabrics, also known as a two piece playsuit.  The bottoms on a two piece playsuit could be pants, shorts, a skort or a skirt.

The two piece playsuit speaks to a time when quality and custom clothing was more common in fashion.  Nowadays most of the clothing we buy is mass produced in factories overseas and is cheaply made and not meant to last.  In the 1940s, 50s and 60s when you were likely to see this kind of playsuit set they were often made by tailors, local designers, and from home-sew patterns and included fun matching details that made the separates a completely co-ordinated outfit.  To me the two piece playsuit is not only very convenient and practical (who doesn’t love co-ordinating separates?) but it also looks elegant and super sweet!

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