Claudia Winkleman’s Strictly Come Dancing suit is a Zara bargain

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 is almost upon us, and if there’s one thing we’re looking forward to as much as the fast-paced foxtrots and cutting critiques, it’s the outfits. Strictly has become synonymous with sparkle and sequins, and when it comes to hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, it’s full-on glamour all the way.

The duo set the tone at this year’s red carpet launch show, with Tess sporting a glitzy £950 Galvan dress, and Claudia in a stylish tuxedo suit. And although the latter’s tailored two-piece may look equally expensive, it’s been revealed that it’s actually from none other than high-street hero Zara.

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Claudia teamed the chic shiny-lapelled suit with a set of classic gold hoop earrings and simple black stiletto heels, a combination which garnered plenty of compliments from her social media followers when she shared a snap of the complete look. ‘Looking a tad fabulous,’ one commenter posted, followed by another who agreed: ‘That suit is absolutely stunning.’

Sold separately as a blazer and trousers, you can pick up both pieces from Zara for less than £100. Each one is currently available in sizes XS to XL on the brand’s website – although with an endorsement from Claudia, we don’t imagine they’ll stick around for long!


Tuxedo style blazer, £69.99, Zara


Tuxedo trousers, £29.99, Zara

Speaking to HELLO! magazine about her style previously, Claudia said of her fashion sense: ‘In normal life I don’t make much of an effort and have a bit of a uniform; black jeans, black t-shirt, black boots preferably ones that jingle when I walk like a pirate boot, and an oversized coat or jacket’ – and the suit certainly seems like a glammed-up reflection of this mantra.

‘I don’t like anything too perfect, or anyone who looks like they have just stepped out of a salon; that’s not for me,’ she added. ‘Add a fringe and you can look messy and ramshackle but with a bit of oomph.’