More fun for females in fancy dress
Getting dressed up in a flattering outfit makes any woman (or man!) feel their most confident. And donning a sexy fancy dress costume takes that feeling to the next level - just ask Perrie Edwards, who recently wowed in a cheetah costume, showing off her toned midriff in a black trouser-and-bandeau-bra combo complete with animalistic make-up. Heidi Klum, Katy Perry and Mariah Carey are other advocates of costume fun.
It’s no wonder famous folk are getting in on the act, as Smiffys, the UK’s leading fancy dress manufacturer, has found 70 per cent of British women feel they can embrace more daring and revealing outfits at fancy dress parties. Forty per cent also noted that dressing up makes them feel more at ease when attending events, including festivals and hen parties, despite wearing clothes they would usually deem too ‘risqué’ or ‘flesh-flashing’.
And a whopping 75 per cent said they have more fun when they are wearing fancy dress. Themes like Hawaiian tropic and sailors at sea were polled as some of the best.
Men, however, aren’t so enamoured. Just 29 per cent said they feel they can get away with more daring outfits at stag parties and festivals, and prefer to keep themselves covered up.
“It’s really interesting to see that such a large percentage of women feel more confident when they’re wearing fancy dress. Having an occasion such as a hen party or festival offers women the perfect opportunity to have some really good fun with dressing up and trying out a new character!” Dominique Peckett, Director at Smiffys Fancy Dress, smiled to Cover Media.
“The popularity of our Fever range, which offers a wide array of outfits and includes everything from burlesque to military themes, proves that women can feel empowered and confident when channelling certain characters and alter-egos.”
So ladies, next time you throw a party, why not give everyone a confidence boost with a fancy dress bash!