Becoming Dita

The Neo Burlesque revival first hit Dublin six years ago with the debut of The Tassel Club. Now, in addition, there's The Burlesque & Cabaret Social Club and the Dublin Burlesque Ball. There are shops devoted entirely to selling corsets and vintage-inspired lingerie. Women are opening old-style millineries, and burlesque dance classes have mile-long waiting lists.

The city appears to be in a bit of a boa chokehold at the moment, with people dropping as much as 30 euro to see these bawdy, vaudeville-style shows. With the men in wingtips and the ladies in faux-fur, the crowds can Charleston to swing music then revel in the naughty allure of a va-va-voom striptease.

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