Get Strictly-ready at Victoria Centre Article
As the nation’s favourite TV dance show Strictly Come Dancing makes its dazzling return to our screens, it’s time to bring out the glitter and sparkles and relish in the Strictly bubble’.
Don’t just leave the dancing to the stars though, why not bring some glamour to your own life too? Throw out your old dancing shoes and update your glad rags with the help of our retailers.
Here’s our roundup of Strictly essentials to free your inner dancing queen (or king!) and get your home and wardrobe glitterball-ready.
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For the proper ‘Strictly’ experience, don’t just dress yourself, think about how you can make your home as extravagant and vibrant as the famous ballroom floor itself.
The Ginger Ray Rainbow Foil Party Curtain (£7) or the Balloon and Fan Garland (£20) will help to get the party started by providing the most ‘instagram-worthy’ backdrops for you and your watch party to strike a pose.
Add a little more shimmer to your home with the Rose Gold Glitter Lava Lamp (£28) which is sure to tick those disco fever points, or channel your inner cheerleader with these Talking Tables Pom Pom Party Lights (£14).
What would Saturday night be without an aromatic gin and tonic or your favourite glass of bubbly to set the evening alight? Add some wow-factor to your chosen tipple with beautiful sets of glasses like these shimmery pearl Champagne flutes (£40).
To view more products on offer in-store, boogie on down to the centre.
The treasure trove of seriously fun and unusual gifts and gadgets, MenKind is the perfect go-to place for quirky party accessories.
If you’re a McFly fanatic and plan to support contestant Tom Fletcher this year, make it ‘All About You’ and own the dance floor with the help of an LED disco light, featuring seven colour options for only £12.
Ready to compete with the professionals? The Retro Dance Mat (£30) will have you dancing all night long, with nine games, three difficulty levels, and 110 built-in songs. Simply plug the mat into a TV, and get your dancing shoes on.
For more items to get the party started, visit MenKind in the centre.
One of the most sought-after brands for unique homewares, Urban Outfitters never fails to deliver eye-catching items with a hint of nostalgia.
Transform your living room into a ballroom with a Crosley Record Player (£89), available in a variety of colours and styles. We love this portable pastel one with built-in stereo speakers, turntable mechanism, bluetooth and headphone jack.
For more show-stopping inspiration, head to Urban Outfitters on the lower mall.
New to Boots is makeup giant, Bobbi Brown, and its ‘budge-proof’ formula. The long-wear range is perfect for keeping your makeup in place for eight hours of dancing - try the Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick (£25), to define and highlight your eyes, and its water-proof formula is perfect if you get a little emotional watching your favourite couple spin across the dancefloor.
Barry M Body Glitter (4.49) will bring all the sparkle to your glow-up in silver and gold - plus it’s biodegradable and plastic free. Even better.
Click here to check out more three-for-two beauty deals and visit the team in-store.
It wouldn’t be a ball without a sparkly tiara, would it?
Transform your mini strictly fans into ballerinas with Claire’s selection of tiaras, or jazz up a simple ballet bun with a pretty butterfly clip, then get ready to steal the show with a fresh set of stick-on nails such as the stars and glitter set for only £2.
For more accessories, whether big or little, visit Claire’s on upper mall or click here.
Alternatively, feel the part from the comfort of your own sofa in a luxurious satin set from Boux Avenue. Why not curl up in the Marnie Lace Teddy (£28), or hide your fluffy pajamas of choice under a sophisticated Marnie Satin Robe (£32).
For more sofa-samba-ing outfits, visit the Boux Avenue store on the lower mall.