Feel Like Burlesque Royalty in Dita Von Teese’s Lingerie
The Dita Von Teese Brand
The Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is also a fashion designer, businesswoman, author, and actress. She is known worldwide for her distinctive shows and looks stylised after the movie stars in the 1940s. She specialises in taking her audiences through a journey of fantasy and spectacle, with an edge of elegance and sophistication that has landed her on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List twice.
Dita’s inspirations have been the pin-up queens of the 40s and the 50s, including Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, and Betty Page.
Mature, sophisticated, personable – these are all words that could be used to describe the Dita Von Teese Brand. Inspired by her collection of vintage lingerie, Dita designed her lingerie line to create a sense of drama and mystery. Feminine, functional, beautifully structured and stunningly beautiful – all the Dita Von Teese Lingerie line pieces have been designed with a discerning eye.
Dita’s interest in lingerie began when she was a teenager, and her obsession with corsetry has followed her ever since. Her namesake lingerie brand is part of her efforts to make glamour accessible to everyone and not keep it confined to the silver screen. This determination carries through in the designs, colours and materials used by Dita Von Teese Lingerie.
She mixes the style of the 40s and 50s with modern construction techniques. This results in pieces that frame the body beautifully and are just as comfortable to wear.
Some of the distinctive features of the pieces in Dita Von Teese’s Lingerie Collections include seamed bra cups, fishnet and stretch lace. Seamed pieces are an essential element of all the collections because they provide structure and shaping that non-seamed pieces do not. In fact, even Dita’s hosiery line has pieces with seams.
Dita is known for the unique construction of her garter belts, made with six suspenders instead of the traditional four. In addition, there are two in the front, two at the back, and two along the side seams.
About The Pieces
Sexy, supportive, and comfortable, Dita Von Teese Lingerie is pretty inclusive with its sizing. Catering to and celebrating voluptuous figures has been essential to the brand designed by the burlesque queen herself.
Her collections include carefully crafted bras, bustiers, g-strings, briefs, and the aforementioned garter belts. The pieces are made of lace, satin and mesh in bold colours, and basic nudes and blacks.
As Dita, herself says in an interview, “There is no reason to wear a simple white bra when you can have this.”