Strictly Come Dancing: Favourite dresses are floor-length gowns


Strictly ballroom: Favourite frocks from the series are floor-length gowns rather than sexy Latin numbers

The skimpier outfits worn by Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing may be the most likely to send men”s heartbeats racing, but it is the TV show”s beautiful ballgowns which topped a poll of the nation”s favourite dresses.

Soft, pastel tones also proved more popular than the bright colours worn during Latin dances, with Alesha Dixon and Kara Tointon”s peach dresses – which they both wore during the final in the years that they won – coming in first and third place.

Alex Jones” ghost-like flowy white dress, which she wore for the Halloween special this year, came in joint first place.

Firm favourite: The peach, sparkly, backless dress, with a tulle skirt that Alesha Dixon wore during her waltz in the Strictly final in 2007

Firm favourite: The peach, sparkly, backless dress, with a tulle skirt that Alesha Dixon wore during her waltz in the Strictly final in 2007

Joint first place: Alex Jones

Joint first place: Alex Jones” Paso Doble dress worn in the Halloween special this year received 10 per cent of the votes

Both Alesha and Alex”s frocks received 10 per cent of the votes in a poll of Strictly”s finest dresses commissioned by the maker of fashion design toy Harumika.

Kara Tointon”s American Smooth dress from the 2010 final came third, followed by a pink ball gown worn by Michelle Williams in the same year.

The first really brightly coloured dress came in fifth place, it was Rachel Stephens” blue gown which she wore in the promotional material for the sixth series.

Rachel”scolourful number was placed just below Jo Wood”s silver and white floorlength dress, which she wore in the promotional photos for Strictly”s 2009 series.

Kara Tointon Michelle Williams

Favourite shade: Kara Tointon in the peach dress she wore when she was crowned winner last year, and Michelle Williams in a pink gown, also last year

Holly Valance who, with Alex Jones was kicked off the show last weekend, wore the only short dress which made it into the top 10.

The spangly gold number she wore for her Cha Cha Cha pushed Christine Bleakley”s pink Waltz gown into ninth place.

Vicki Elmer, girls product manager at Bandai, said: “The designs options with Harumika are endless and we love seeing budding fashionistas recreating dresses worn by celebrities, such as those who have appeared in Strictly Come Dancing.”

Jo Wood Rachel Stephens

Sparkly and sophisticated: Jo Wood (left) and Rachel Stevens in the dresses they wore in promotional material for the series

Animal magic: Professional dancer Ola Jordan often wears the skimpiest outfits on the show, but here she is in a smart Foxtrot outfit with Chris Hollins who won the series in 2009

Animal magic: Professional dancer Ola Jordan often wears the skimpiest outfits on the show, but here she is in a smart Foxtrot outfit with Chris Hollins who won the series in 2009

Holly Valance Christine Bleakley

Short but sweet: Holly Valance wore the only short dress that made it into the top 10. While Christine Bleakley”s was in voters” favourite colour

STRICTLY COME DANCING”S 10 FINEST FROCKS
Alesha Dixon”s Waltz peach dress worn in the 2007 finale (10 per cent)
Alex Jones” white Paso Doble dress from the Dracula story worn in the Halloween special this series (10 per cent)
Kara Tointon”s sparkly peach dress she danced the American Smooth to in 2010 series Final (9 per cent)
Michelle Williams” pink ball gown she wore in show six in 2010 (8 per cent)
Jo Wood”s sequinned ball gown for the Strictly promotional pictures in the 2009 series (7 per cent)
Rachel Stevens” turquoise dress for the Strictly promotional pictures in series six (7 per cent)
Ola Jordan”s purple animal print number she danced the Foxtrot to in 2009 (6 per cent)
Holly Valance”s gold short Cha Cha Cha dress she wore in the first episode of the current series (6 per cent) Christine Bleakley”s pink ballgown she danced the Waltz to in 2008 (6 per cent)
Flavia Cacace”s purple gown she danced the Tango to with Russell Grant in this year”s series (4 per cent)