Beth Ditto's 80s-tastic line for British fast-fashion chain Evans hits stores July 9th — just two weeks after the release of The Gossip's new album, Music for Men. The other thing about Ditto's collection? It's only available in sizes 14-32.
That's right: Evans is a plus-size store, and for once, if any of the skinny fashion set wants to get its mitts on these somewhat moderately priced goodies, they'll need a good tailor. (Evans' U.K. 14-32 size range is roughly equivalent to the U.S. sizes 10-24, and Evans does ship to the U.S.) Ditto — avowed lesbian, fat person, talented singer, fashion darling — is controversial, engaging and bracingly unusual. So do her clothes reflect her singular presence?
Take a look through the slideshow to see how the collection, which is heavy on the 80s references and sequins, stacks up.
This sequined top retails for £65, or around $105. The leggings are £18, or $30. While we're not indisposed towards outfits with a high sparkle count, $105 is too much to pay for a pillow case with paillettes.
This dress is £45 (approximately $75). How awesome is that domino print?
Ditto herself is rocking the same piece on the homepage of her collection's website.
£60, or about $100, will get you this dress. The leggings and the belt are £20 ($35) apiece. I personally love the clashing sequin-laden print on the bodice of the dress, and the structured looking skirt. The nipped-in waist is a better looking silhouette than any manner of tent dress. But the leggings take this look ove