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Burlesque Shoes - Heel heaven!

Updated on June 30, 2011


If you are aware of the ever growing trend for Burlesque fashion, dancing and music you may be the type of fashionista that would like to keep up with the trend. If you aren't so comfortable with the idea of embracing the traditional Burlesque; strip tease, a pair of Burlesque style shoes is the perfect way to show your fashion know how without showing your bits!

Even if you are a lover of the stripping and dancing traditions of Burlesque, a pair of killer Burlesque heels will finish off any hard hitting outfit. If you are a Burlesque pro, Iwould love to hear your fashion tips!

Burlesque style is often retro, hinting at its traditions in 1950s music hall. Colours are bright and heels are high; think polka dots, leopard prints, glitter and ribbons! The platform heel is also a staple of the Burlesque style, offering heel height with comfort.

These are my top ten Burlesque shoes, for either the Burlesque pro or Burlesque virgin. These ten pairs of shoes have been chosen for their sheer glamour, any of these shoes will transform your legs and your attitude! Check out the great variety of themes, shapes and colours; all with an instant glamour that will turn you into a budding Dita Von Teese!

These are the sort of shoes you could easily stare at on your shelf - enjoy their exuberance and appreciate their ability to produce confidence. Go for it!



Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes

Glitter & Ribbons

These fabulous glitter packed platform shoes have taken the top spot in my Burlesque top 10, as they really hit the spot in all Burlesque respects. They come in a range of fantastic colours and the ribbon ties add feminine detail. The platforms offer the wearer magnificent height without being crippling. These shoes demand attention and are the perfect Burlesque accessory! The dazzling blue are my absolute favourite; but check out the other colours!

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes


Number 2 in the Burlesque shoe top 10 embraces another Burlesque style favourite; lace. These platform Mary Jane courts are seductive and feminine. The style comes in a range of unique colours that really show off the lace detailing. Lace is also a huge current fashion trend on the catwalk, as well as being a Burlesque staple; so you hit two trends in one shoe! Perfect!

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes


Pin Stripes

Classic, sexy and unique! This platform shoes combines pinstripe fabric with pretty detailing. Visible hand stitching, frills and ribbons add a feminine quality to this shoe that is perfect for the Burlesque style. These shoes rate so highly in my top ranking for their high quality finish and widespread appeal. Great for most occasions, Burlesque or not.


Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes


Classic courts disguised in bright glitter. A style of shoe that will never be out of fashion. Sparkle on the dance floor and grab the attention of all in your wake!



The patent shoe has always been for the more adventurous shoe lover and these black mary jane platform with three straps are no different. Even though they are traditional in style, the use of patent material together with the towering heel, makes an oh so different statement. Team them with little ankle socks or stockings for a high impact image! To tone down the sex appeal, wear with wide leg tailored trousers for a day/night sophisticated image.


Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes

No. 6

Pure Animal

My number 6 choice of Burlesque heels embrace the two hottest current fashion trends. Animal print is all over the catwalks and is a fabulous way to add a little drama to any outfit. A leopard print shoe looks fabulous teamed with a classic look, especially black, suitable for the office or all night party. These Burlesque style platform courts are pure animal and fabulous!

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes

No. 7

1950s Gangster

These unique black and white platform heels are reminiscent of 1950s gangster suits. The styling is cute and simple, with the use of pretty black buttons to add femininity. A classic platform that could undoubtedly become a wardrobe favourite. For gangster style, wear with a tailored suit and excude confidence.

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes



The wearing of a red shoe has always been associated with a certain type of woman. Of course this is now not the case, but yet the red show still has a dramatic impact. These beautiful suede look platform pumps embrace the foot in sweeping style. The shoe has a definite retro look and would look perect on Marilyn!

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes

No. 9


These peep toe platform pumps made my top 10 Burlesque shoes because of their fabulous colour. Rich, warm and sensual, the purple could be worn with many colour combinations to really POP. Try mixing with pink or red for an experimental tonal image, or contrast with green or yellow for amazing colour impact. Wear this sassy red handbag with purple to make a noticable statement.



The number 10 shoe just make the grade because of its great versatility and elegant style. The black court is a wardrobe must have and the fabulous metallic platform of this particular court makes it stand out from the crowd. Perfect for a burlesque evening, cocktail party or girls night out. Everybody needs an elegant black court in their closet, so choose these!

Burlesque shoes
Burlesque shoes

LOVE BURLESQUE? Love corsets?

If you have enjoyed my top ten of Burlesque shoes and are embracing this unique style, check out my other Burlesque related hub...

Burlesque corsets


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      good mark 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 

      5 years ago

      vari naysse

    • dosburros profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks, gald you like them.

      Bordello do excellent shoes and good prices too!

    • jaja819 profile image


      7 years ago from Manila,Philippines

      i love Bordello By Pleaser Women's Teeze-07L Platform Pump.nice color...

    • dosburros profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Hi Juliette.

      Thanks for reading this burlesque hub. I loved researching it and now just have to figure out how to afford a pair of each!

    • Juliette Morgan profile image

      Juliette Morgan 

      7 years ago

      Great fun hub - the lace are my fav, followed by the Marilyn red ones!


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