Bandai commissioned research into the best ever outfits and found Alesha Dixon and Alex Jones tying for first place in the list of favourite costumes.
The research showed the beautiful peach Waltz dress worn by 2007 winner Alesha in the series finale and Alex Jones’ white Halloween Paso Doble costume, worn in week five of the current series, were the best ever Strictly outfits. Beth Parry, a budding designer and graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design recreated the top ten Strictly outfits on Harumika to highlight the new Evening Gown Set.
The other top costumes included 2010 champion Kara Tointon in a sparkly peach dress that she danced the American Smooth to and the dress Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams wore when she danced the Waltz with Brendan Cole in the same series. Meanwhile, Holly Valance, who was voted off with Jones in this year’s semi final came eighth with her gold sequinned Cha Cha Cha dress that she wore for the show opening.
Girls product manager at Bandai, Vicki Elmer commented: “The design options with Harumika are endless and we love seeing budding fashionistas using our wonderful sets to recreate dresses worn by celebrities, such as those who have appeared in Strictly Come Dancing. We are delighted with how well Harumika has performed this year and are excited about our plans to develop the range in 2012.”