The new exhibition Strictly Dresses: Woburn Abbey is just delightful and Strictly fans will have a ball viewing the large selection of costumes.

The exhibition opens for public viewing on 15th August and runs until 1st November 2015.  The background to the stunning display will be Woburn’s magnificent Long Gallery.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view 16 of the dresses from last year’s show, designed by Strictly Come Dancing’s current dress supplier.

Vicky Gill, Strictly Come Dancing’s current costume designer commented, The Abbey is a truly wonderful setting to house the 2014 collection of ‘Strictly’ dresses and I hope the visitors will revel in seeing the dresses up close in the exhibition. I’ve been working on designing the ‘Strictly’ dresses since the second series in 2005, and it never tires. It involves a lot of hard work but it’s all worth the effort as we begin to prepare for yet another series of fun, fantasy and glamour.”

The line-up of fabulous frocks from this popular television show includes the Charleston outfit worn by 2014 winner and Glitterball trophy holder Caroline Flack.  Strictly fans may remember Caroline was the first celebrity to ever score perfect 10s by the judges for her final three dances. A memorable night for all concerned!

Other celebrity outfits worn by Pixie Lott, Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray and Sunetra Sarker will add further sparkle amongst the dresses worn by ‘Strictly’ professionals Ola Jordan, Natalie Lowe, Kristina Rihanoff, Karen Hauer, Joanne Clifton and Janette Manara.

You cannot beat viewing such detailed costumes in person and admiring the intricate work carried out by the costume designers.  The costumes really are true works of art.

It is good to see that viewing the collection is included in the price of the ticket to the house and gardens.  Woburn Abbey is always worth a visit at any season of the year.


Adults £15.00, children (3-15 yrs) £7.50 with reduced prices for family and other concessions.

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