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Dita Von Teese collaborates on a sexy sweater

February 22, 2011 | 11:29 am

Wd-dvt-cardigan Burlesque star Dita Von Teese has teamed up with Australian rockabilly-inspired brand Wheels & Dollbaby to create a sweater that could be described as the anti-grandpa cardigan.

Available at Dita.net and Wheelsanddollbaby.com, the ultra-body conscious cardi is pure retro va-va-voom, featuring pleated satin trim, black velvet buttons and a matching velvet neck-tie.

Retailing for $190, the dressed-up look is available in four color combinations: black with red, red with black, black with pink and, coming soon, peach with black.

The 1950s-inspired limited-edition sweater comes packaged in a box emblazoned with a French armoire graphic, with an autographed postcard from Dita.

“I love the way [it] makes it easy for any girl to capture the spirit of the classic pinup girl,” Von Teese said.

While the burlesque queen wears hers with “a sleek pencil skirt or capri pants,” those of us with figures less enviable can pair it with one of spring’s easy-fitting calf-length skirts — or even jet-black jeans — for a smokin’ cool ladylike look.

 --Emili Vesilind

Photo: Dita Von Teese in her slinky Wheels & Dollbaby cardigan, along with its packaging.

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