Pointy Bra Belly Dancer Costume | 1950s Vintage Bullet Bra Sequin Top + Sheer Metallic Slit Skirt Belly Dance Burlesque Costume | Size M/L

$125.00

Most rare and not for the shy! A bullet bra style top thrusts your bust into the spotlight, glittering with sequins of red, blue, pink, and green. Gold Mardis Gras beads hang from the nipple points, draping over your belly with tantalizing allure, while the sparkling hip belt of the matching skirt dazzles the eye with your hip moves. Metallic stripes sparkle from the sheer black skirt, revealing glimpses of your legs with full slits that go all the way up each side. Joan Collins wore a bullet bra belly dancer costume like this one in 1955's "Land of the Pharaohs." Shimmy yam, shimmy yay!

~ S I Z I N G ~

~ TOP ~
• Best approximates: Small to Medium, or 2-6, with full pointy cups and adjustable back closure
• Bust: 34"+ with adjustable ribbon
- the band itself measures 26", while the ribbon closure adds extra length expansion
• Cup: approx. B-D cups
• Length of shoulder straps: 12"

~ SKIRT~
• Best approximates: Medium to Large, or 8-12, depending where 42" circumference belt falls on your midriff or hips
• Waist/hip belt: 42"
• Length from top of waistband to hem: 39"

ADDITIONAL SIZE NOTE: This costume was likely custom tailored to a woman who was smaller on top and curvier on bottom. We recommend measuring out a bra top and maxi skirt that fit you well and comparing those numbers to the measurements above to best determine fit, including the strap length over your shoulders. Model is 5'7" with a 32A" bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip. Skirt has been lightly clipped to model's size.

~ D E T A I L S ~
• Brand/Label: None
• Material: Sequins, beads, cotton lining in bra, sheer netting skirt
• Closure: Top fastens with a ribbon between two loops in back; skirt fastens at the side with hook and eye closures
• Condition: Excellent! One or two loose sequins (see closeup), they're barely noticeable. There was no original ribbon closure with the top, so one has been included for your costuming ease!

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Reviews (1)

Average:

The item is not described properly. The top is too small (also not properly done, even a child can’t wear this- I would like send this to Etsy so that they see with their own eyes) and the bottom is too large. This is a seller that is completely misleading the customer with the item and the pricing (a customs duty added on top in the amount of £36 to the price you see online). When I asked for return she refused and I believe this is a basic customer right. Absolutely not useable item and not properly done. Never buy from this seller and in fact Etsy should remove this seller from its portal as all they care about is making a one of gain with cheating buyers and I would like to open a case with Etsy please.


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