Posted by Mandy - The Littlest Costume Shop, Preston. on January 16, 2018
Personally, I LOVE costumes, but I know that an invitation to a costume party can send some people into a panic, especially if you're (like me) a bit older than the average party goer, or on the curvy side. Trying to hire a costume can be daunting when every shop is full of short, skimpy outfits.
My usual advice is to wear something out of your wardrobe - close(ish) to the type of costume that you want and that you're comfortable in.....and then go crazy with the accessories and acting the part. But really, should you always have to do that?
Ta Da! New for the New Year is this beautiful 1920's sequinned and beaded dress. My 1920's range already goes up to a size 18, and this latest stunner is a size 26. There aren't any large size gangster suits (as yet). Rest assured it's next on my wish list.
P.S. If you're buying your fancy dress costume - there are some brands, like Leg Avenue or Rubies Deerfield that have a good selection of Plus Size costumes. I'm always happy to order in from my suppliers for customers.