Angel fancy dress – this years fashion statement


Fancy dress has become the new fashion hit of the year! At parties, clubs, festivals, gigs and even weddings, wacky outfits are the order of the day, with fancy dress sales bucking the economic slowdown and retailers reporting sales up by more than a third so far this year. Celebrities have led the way, with Heidi Klum, husband Seal and guests in a “white trash” themed wedding vow renewal ceremony and Lily Allen dressed as Queen Victoria for her recent gig, with her fans wearing costumes depicting London underground stations (for example, several turned up in angel fancy dress, to represent Angel tube station). Even fashion icon Paris Hilton, photographed in a fetching Alice in Wonderland costume, has decided it is “cool” to be seen in fancy dress. So, will we see Victoria Beckham dressed in a cute angel fancy dress costume, with matching Gucci wings and tiara? Well, that remains to be seen!

Where celebrities lead of course, the rest will follow and the trend for flamboyant and humorous costumes looks set to continue for the rest of the year and beyond. It seems that the economic gloom and doom brought about by the recession has promoted the need for escapism and fun. Dressing as a more fantastic version of yourself or as a completely different being – such as in angel fancy dress – now appears to be a prerequisite of going to a club or a festival. People want to dress up and be outrageous even in the midst of the credit crunch – perhaps even because of the credit crunch. This is a time when people want escapism and to imagine themselves in another world. Going to parties dressed in something ridiculous, like a penguin or clown outfit, or in something pretty and sexy like an angel fancy dress costume makes things more fun. It gets rid of the pretension of fashion and trying to be beautiful or “cool”. It also evokes nostalgia of childhood – remember rooting around in the dressing-up box at school or in your mum’s wardrobe for something exciting to wear, to transport you into a different, more exciting world for a while?

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  1. Jessica Randall says:

    If I would given a chance to choose what to wear in a Halloween party, my number one choice would be wearing an angel costume. When all the others are looking hideous and weird, I would be the only one looking stunning and heavenly. It was also an obsession as a young kid to be wearing an angel costume. I remember I used to wear it every Halloween when my mother really spent time dressing me up, putting the wings and all that stuff on me, and putting a little make up just to give the final effect. I really loved it.

  2. Isabel says:

    One of the most famous Halloween outfits for girls of all ages is an angel. An angel Halloween outfit is easy to create, and it makes young girls feel so beautiful. I’ve been thinking to have my little daughter to wear an angel’s costume for Halloween this year and I’m planning to make it a bit creative. This time I’m creating a homemade angel costume and I’m sure it is going to be very unique and special. My daughter will truly love it.