Costume Inspiration: Red, White & Blue

The second fabulous week of London 2012 is well under way with the UK utterly enthralled with the commitment, fitness, team spirit and pace of the best athletes in the world. A perfect event to draw inspiration from when it comes to womens fancy dress costumes   with our focus on red, white and blue. Ideal for Team GB supporters, as well as fellow colour sharing flag bearers – France, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand and Russia. Get into the sporting spirit and go red, white and blue for your next costume party.

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RED

Red – the colour of passion, blood, courage and winners – Tiger Woods famously wears red on the final day of golf tournaments. This colours is also associated with seduction and glamour and seeing red intensifies our physical reactions. According to US studies, men in red are deemed as more attractive, more sexually desirable and more powerful to women. Ideal for the confident among us wishing to make a statement at any event.

Burlesque costumes are traditionally red – encapsulating all the glamour, seduction, sex appeal, power and danger that the art form represents. Choose a garment – be it a corset, skirt, hat or pair of shoes in a block red colour and pair with classic black for a ravishing outfit, ideal for burlesque performers, fans or fancy dress fashionistas paying tribute to the ever popular burlesque theme.

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WHITE

White – peace, purity, innocence, clarity and according to Pantone Inc – the best selling colour for the classic T shirt. One of the most famous white hair styles, and often replicated in costume wigs today is Marie Antoinette’s curly, pinned design. While white stiletto shoes are stereotypically favoured by ‘Essex Girls’, although not so much with the TOWIE girls who prefer a black or nude pair of Louboutin shoes. White tutus are often the colour of choice for ballerinas and Swan Lake tribute acts and the colour has been a big trend this Summer – pictured on Ashley Greene, Taylor Swift and Victoria Beckham this season – white is hot, hot, hot right now.

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BLUE

Blue – trust, commitment, spirit and primarily associated with the Pepsi brand. A popular choice when it comes to sexy fancy dress costumes, with an array of navy, sailor, police and similar uniform inspired costumes to choose from. Sexy sailor costumes are always best sellers throughout the summer months, ideal for hen parties while the uniform and occupation themed parties have not waned. Katy Perry’s hair colour during 2012 has gone through changing shades of blue, with a host of celebrities following suit and tribute costume wigs flooding the market.

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For your red, white and blue themed party decorate with balloons and bunting in the three colours. Consider flags sporting the colours and serve food such as red hot chilli peppers, white marshmallows, strawberries, raspberries, white iced cakes, blue cheese and blueberries. Serve cocktails such as Blue Lagoons, White Russians and Bloody Marys and consider your music play list – choose songs with colours in the title such as ‘Black or White’, ‘Knights In White Satin’, ’99 Red Balloons’, ‘Red, Red, Wine’, “Blue Suede Shoes’ and ‘Blue Eyes’. Get creative – give our prizes for the best fancy dress costumes in the red, white and blue colours – and have fun!

Product Of The Week: The Pink Striped Tulle Petticoat

We are a bit in love with petticoats here at Simon Says Dress Up. Serving a whole range of customers including dance troupes, prom goers, hen parties, ballerinas and popular sexy costumes accessories, our deluxe adult petticoats range comprises some of our top selling items. One of our most beautiful and popular petticoats is the multi layered Leg Avenue Pink Striped Tulle Petticoat. This luxury piece features white satin stripes, matching trim and elastic waist band. The versatile product of the week measures 29 cms in length with an extra 3 cms in the waist band. Perfect as a tutu or skirt alternative or to add some lavish length and volume to a costume or dress.

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Leg Avenue Pink Satin Striped Tulle Petticoat

Get The Look: Club Wear

For hardcore ravers who live for their weekends we have an array of Leg Avenue Club wear garments tried and tested in LA. Whether you are a professional dancer, part of a dance troupe or are simply after a unique and stand out look for a Saturday night the choice is endless…

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For the fashionistas looking for a sleek and sexy mini dress there are many daring and dazzling little numbers. Perfect for a trendy late night bar or sophisticated club night a little black dress will never go out of style. Pair with some sky high stilettos or wedges and some tanned pins. Summer nights have never been so sexy…

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Leg Avenue Sequin Halter Mini Dress

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Ideal for the professional dancer putting together their own unique outfit or the dance troupes searching for a distinctive matching look, the adult tutus are an eternally popular part of our club wear range. Available in thirteen classic colours the deluxe Leg Avenue Organza Tutus feature multiple layers for a full, lavish look. Shimmy and shake away…

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Can’t choose just one colour and looking for a ravishing rainbow, multicoloured version…?

Leg Avenue Rainbow Organza Tutu

A huge part of our fashion hosiery collection are the funky furry leg warmers. A big trend amongst serious clubbers and dancers and often sported by the eccentric Nicki Minaj the deluxe leg warmers act as calf high lightweight boot covers and can instantly become the focal point of a club wear outfit.

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The last trend amongst clubbers and dancers to focus on is the stretch fishnet fashion. Always part of our best sellers list when it comes to our club wear collection, the neon striped fishnet dresses make a fabulous choice for the more daring and have even been spotted on Katy Perry. At just £19.99 the bold and bright dresses look fab with leggings, leg warmers or layered under skirts and can be adapted to create a number of outfits – for the price of one.

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