Burlesque shows go way back to the Victorian era, which is why so many people associate the fashion from that time with the dances and performances of burlesque. This style of performance draws from other stories to put on a satirical act that is usually quite risqu�. Modern-day burlesque dancers can use almost anything as inspiration for their dances. Most shows usually feature a variety of performances from different women. TV shows, classic literature, and celebrities are all fair game for this sexy parody. You can have a little fun with your burlesque dress by basing your look around a certain theme.