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Sparkle Plenty with Dorothy Perkins | Manolo for the Big Girl

Sparkle Plenty with Dorothy Perkins

So I think we all know I have Very Strong Feelings about sequins. Namely, if I could wear sequined pajamas without strangling myself or snagging my silk duvet I would. Even my DOG loves sequins as evidenced by the fact that every time I take my sequined cocktail dress out of my closet and hang it on my rolling rack to air, Dozer will pull it down with a quickness and promptly fall asleep on it.

British store Dorothy Perkins –a sort of Brit pop Torrid/Hot Topic that carries both straight and extended sizes has some fantastic sparklies on sale. They ship internationally, but remember to check your measurements if you’re used to ordering American sizes just to make sure you get the right fit.

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Pink sequined jackets

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Sequined Tee

Fuchsia jacket with slash pockets

Black dress with sequined insert

Long sequined tank

and well, if you’re going to do harem pants, you might as well do SEQUINED harem pants.

sequined harmen pants

Magpies on both sides of the pond are swooping these up with a quickness so not all items will be available in all sizes. So go, shop…Saint Liza would approve.

Saint Liza of Minelli

7 Responses to “Sparkle Plenty with Dorothy Perkins”

  1. Lex September 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Okay, I have to admit that most of it reminds me uncomfortably of Columbia’s costume in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (sorry), but the sequin trim dress is pretty fabulous. The draped back is great, too.

  2. daisyj September 9, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Did you see the TLC show with Kayne from Project Runway doing his pageant dress business? Even I, who have Very Strong Feelings about beauty pageants, found him absolutely charming, and sister sure loves his sparkle.

  3. Plumcake September 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    I didn’t, but I he showed at the Austin Fashion Awards and without knowing who he was Style Spy and I both said, “that’s a man from Dallas designing pageant wear”. They were so, SO awful we got dirty looks from laughing too loud.

  4. daisyj September 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    Actually, I think he’s from Oklahoma by way of Tennessee* or something (and his parents totally explode the stereotype of “Southern parents of a gay man” BTW). But close enough.
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    *Or maybe it’s the other way around.

  5. leymoo September 10, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    Re: sizes

    Take your measurements, look at the size they say you are then go down one: their sizes are much bigger than they claim to be, especially round the waist.

    Topshop (owned by the same company) use the same sizing system, and I’m a 14/16 (US 10/12) in there, when in fact their measurements say I should be an 18! (and I’m still struggling to fill the stuff, I live in belts…) Also, if you’re of the long-torso persuasion, they do a lot of long basic tops if you want to ship something else with the order.

  6. leymoo September 10, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Er, I just tried to search the site for “comment moderation” and it came up blank, so I have no idea if my message was lost in the wires or not… :-(

    Just wanted to make a comment about their sizing: It’s generous on the waist, not as much so on the bust. So measure yourself, look up the size they say you should be, then go down a size. If you want further details I don’t mind giving people measurements of the clothing I own from them vs the size they have given it.

    Let’s put it this way: according to their chart I’m an 18 (US14), but 16s fall down on me!

  7. ChloeMireille September 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    OMG. Love it. Need it. Want it all.