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Strictly sequins sparkle at Woburn Abbey

Posted on July 15, 2013

strictly come dancing dress at woburn abbey worn by denise van outen   week 3   foxtrot

strictly-come-dancing-dress-at-woburn-abbey-worn-by-denise-van-outen---week-3---foxtrotIf you’re pining for Strictly sequins and the autumn seems too long to wait, a showstopping Strictly Come Dancing costume exhibition at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, might be just the tonic.

The exhibition, which opened on Saturday, July 13 and runs until Strictly season, September 29, is the largest and most comprehensive public show of dresses from Strictly Come Dancing.

Woburn Abbey’s historical state apartments provide the dramatic backdrop for the exhibition, which feature some of the eye-catching dresses from the last series designed by Strictly Come Dancing‘s current costume designer Vicky Gill and created by dress suppliers DSI London.

See the intricacies and flawless designs of the costumes up-close and discover behind-the-scenes details of the dresses. Dresses from series ten will be featured, including the full-length scarlet paso dress worn by finalist Denise Van Outen, the Union Flag dress worn by Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, Flavia Cacace’s iconic red Charleston flapper-style dress and finalist Kimberley Walsh’s dreamy waltz dress.

The exhibition is spread throughout the house and included in the standard admission price to visit the house and gardens. Adult tickets are priced at £14, seniors at £12.50 and children at £7. For more information or to buy your tickets click here.


Photograph: Denise Van Outen’s foxtrot dress from the third week of last year’s Strictly Come Dancing is one of the dresses you can see at Woburn Abbey 


Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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