Into medieval costumes, dressing up as a French Maid or school girl?
Wanting something special for a fancy dress party where you want to dress as a
belly dancer, disco diva or renaissance woman, you'll find some ideas that will spark. So, party
A fancy dress party can be fun and the great news it that there are plenty of online stores
specialising in plus size costumes for every shape,size,colour and fantasy!
Whatever your dream, fantasy or desire, you can probably get it by shopping online.
Here's a few ideas as to who or what you can dress up as:-
Cowboy or Girl - add a hat, fringed jacket and boots to look like you've just stepped out
of a western movie or the wild west !
Saloon Girl - put together a flouncy skirt and slightly low cut top , and get ready to serve a
Marilyn Monroe - don a blonde wig , pad out your boobs and don a 50's dress
Flapper (dress style from the 20's) - pop on a dropped waist dress or a straight dress with a
sash tied around the waist. Add a bob hairstyle and a band round your head - which though not
strictly correct, is what people associate with the roaring twenties
Barbie princess - go wild and use your imagination - anything goes!
Disney characters - this can be as simple as buying a mask, or you can go all the way and hire
the full costume
Opera singer - gives you free range to dress up in any vintage clothing
Disney characters - from Hannah Montana to Belle from Beauty & the Beast, from the
Incredibles to Mary Poppins, from Winnie the Pooh to Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse to the Lion King, from
Tarzan to Toy Story & Transformers - these alone provide sufficient inspiration for any costume
Still looking for ideas, check out this Youtube video or browse online for the latest fashions for
It's possible to find and buy fancy dress for any occasion you can imagine !
Whatever style of party you're going to, or whether you're just dressing up for a bit of fun,
you're sure to find there's a style to suit you. Check out our selection of costumes from Hips and Curves
Costume for Couples
If you've been invited as a couple - here's a few easy ideas that you can create. Some of
them have been popular year after year, others are relatively new additions:-
Doctor & Nurse, Peter Pan & Wendy, Ken & Barbie, Marilyn Monroe & Elvis,
Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella & Prince Charming, Shrek & Princess Fiona, Cowboy & Saloon Girl, Zorro
& Elena, Posh Spice & David Beckham, Wallace & Gromitt, Adam & Eve, and for the really romantic,
Rhett Butler & Scarlett O'Hara.
Remember, your partner may feel self-conscious about dressing up - so do bear this in mind when
choosing both outfits .
If you can dress him as a superhero, so much the better!
For real effect, hiring or buying a costume can be less stressful and more effective than trying to
make your own - also, they'll include all those essential accessories that help give an authentic look.
To add a bit of fun and enjoyment, there's a whole range of attractive costumes in lingerie
styles. Here's a few ideas for Valentine's Day, but you can find nurses outfits, school girl themed wear and
plenty of interesting and exciting outfits.
They are sumptuously sexy without being too obvious - and they'll flatter your curvy figure so
beautifully. Ideal for a tarts and vicars party - just make sure that you take something to cover up and keep
warm if the evening grows cold later on.
Dressing up for Halloween
It's an established tradition to dress up in a fancy costume for halloween on the 31st October each
year, so plan ahead if you want to be sure of having the right costume with all the accessories.
Of course, the popular stores are really busy in the run up to Halloween and may run out of various
sizes, whether you're buying, hiring or renting, do it in plenty of time.
Flapper Dresses from the 20's & 30's
An easy to copy fashion from the twenties and thirties is that of the flapper, with their typically
simple low-waisted dress and headwear and enjoy a tea dance or two.
Discover some great ideas for dressing up in a cheer outfit, available in a wide range of sizes at