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Ballets Russes Fashion

The Ballet Russes (French for The Russian Ballets) was a Ballet company that performed under the directorship of Sergei Diaghilev between 1909 and 1929. They performed in many countries around the world including England, USA and Spain.

I love the costumes used in the Ballet Russes. These costumes were designed by Russian artist Leon Bakst.

The unusual oriental style of these costumes had a huge impact on the world of fashion.

Orientalism was prevalent in Paris after the debut of the Ballet Russes in 1909. In 1911 Paul Poiret held a fancy dress ball, La I002e nuit, where he showed his collection inspired by the orient. The designs were adopted from the ethnic costumes of various eastern countries such as India and China. The party was such a success that Poiret became known as a forerunner in dramatic and exotic fashion design.

The Ballet Russes continues to influence fashion today. Karl Largerfeld recently designed a beautiful costume for the English National Ballet who marked the centenary of the founding of the legendary dance company.

Ballet Russes costume by Leon Bakst

Ballet Russes costume by Leon Bakst

Ballet Russes costume

Ballet Russes costume

Ballet Russes costume illustration

Ballet Russes costume illustration

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Thierry Mugler Corset Dress

Below is a video of one of my favorite corset designs. The corset dress is designed by Thierry Mugler.

Many of Thierrys most couture designs had wide, padded shoulders and wasp-like waists. Collars had exaggerated points or flamelike cutouts. The insect kingdom was a constant influence, as were the people of film noir. In his most extreme runway garments, PVC was often used, as were space and robot themes.

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Irall at Lady Waisted

Lady Waisted now has new sleep wear collections from the fabulous Irall.

Irall offers a beautiful collection of nightwear. Soft luxury satin combined with carefully selected laces makes these designs not just gorgeous to look at but also to wear.

Anne is a sexy  night dress made with sumptuous satin in beautiful chocolate. Finished with lace patterns and see through panel below the cups. Stunning matchin dressing gown also available.

Sophie is a gorgeous nightdress with matching dressing gown, made with sumptuous satin available in both dusty rose and plum. Finished with floral patterns and a satin bow.

Marie is a stunning dressing gown made with satin in cream. Finished with gorgeous floral patterns all over. Matching night dress also available.

Anne night dress and dressing gown in Chocolate

Anne night dress and dressing gown in Chocolate

Marie II nightdress and and dressing gown cream flowers

Marie nightdress and and dressing gown cream flowers

Sophie nightdress and dressing gown in plum

Sophie nightdress and dressing gown in plum

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New Kiss Me Deadly Lingerie

At Lady Waisted we are very excited about the two new stunning collections from Kiss Me Deadly.

The beautiful peach Alouette set includes a padded push up bra, sexy matching knickers, suspender belt and mesh waist clincher to smooth away any lumps and bumps. A must for any femme fatal!

Jezebel long line panty girdle sits just under the bra line and shapes the torso with its black satin and mesh structure. It goes beautifully with the Diamond Van Doren mesh bra also from Kiss Me Deadly. A black and peach satin sash which can be tied at the front or back adds a touch of vintage glamour.

Also in the Jezebel range is a high waisted black mesh brief with a satin frill to the rear and a cheeky peep hole!

Go to for these fabulous collections and more from Kiss Me Deadly.

Kiss Me Deadly new underwearKiss Me Deadly Alouette peachKiss Me Deadly Jezebel Longline BriefsKiss Me Deadly Jezebel cut out briefs

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New Year Sale!

To celebrate the new year in style Lady Waisted are having a sale!

Selected corsets are HALF PRICE until the end of January. It’s the perfect time to grab a fantastic bargin.

See for more details.

Below are some of the fabulous corsets included in the sale.

Lady Waisted Corset

Lady Waisted Corset

Lady Waisted Leather Corset

Lady Waisted Leather Corset

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