Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins is now one of the biggest fashion retailers in the country, with nearly 600 UK stores and over 50 international outlets. Dorothy Perkins' ranges are updated weekly in store and daily online. The brand offers sizes 6 to 22, and a wide range of collections including Tall, Petite, Maternity, Lingerie, Shoes and Accessories. Dorothy Perkins provides affordable, feminine fashion and a shopping experience customers clearly love - a jersey top is sold every two seconds and the store has won numerous awards for its collections.
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For The Trend Followers
Dorothy Perkins is one of the great stores for young ladies to shop especially when they are in the "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" stage. For the current trend of skater dresses, they do have a range of adorable designs that are not too harsh. I personally enjoy simple designs when it comes to fashion. Despite being a few years away from being a typical office girl, I do want to dress in clothings that give others a clean and neat impression without having to wear office wear.
However, I personally do not like the range of heavy embellishments and glitters. Reason being, those type of clothing requires extra care of sending them for dry cleaning which costs almost $10 a piece! Having to pay such a hefty price, I do not think that it is worth it.
Not very fashionable clothes
I have never taken a particular liking to Dorothy Perkins. I have always regarded it like just the next door neighbour of Topshop because they seemed to be always located adjacent to each other just like in Bugis and Raffles City.
Dorothy Perkins sells clothes that are probably more suitable for the mid twenties/thirtiesas compared to its neighbour topshop that sells more vibrant, updated trend clothings. Their tops and dresses are boring in design even though they do utilize some of the major trends like lace, peplum. Perhaps their choice of colours wasnt good, or that the staff are not apt at dressing up the models beautifully, thus Dorothy Perkins lack the appeal when I pass by the shop and i would rather go to topshop.
I have touched the material of Dorothy Perkins clothings and i found them to be rather mediacore. Coupled with the boring design, i have no idea why they can sell clothes that are slightly steep, comparable to topshop
Not worth the money, unless on sale.
I've shopped at Dorothy Perkins several times. They have some nice items as some of their print tees can be quite attractive. However, I have to say the quality isn't very good, especially for the price you're paying.
I picked a glittery purple dress to try on. However, upon trying it in the fitting room, the attractive sparkles all fell to floor as I put on the dress. It fit well and was beautifully cut but the sparkles were not only falling off the dress but also sticking to my body. Certainly not of good quality. For $96 I don't think it's worth the stress of having glitter fall from your dress and stick to your body.
Really cool dresses for every occasion!
I love buying my dresses from Dorothy Perkins, mainly due to their wide range of dresses that are always constantly updated to keep in line with the latest fashion. Far from stocking up on pretty and girly dresses, I find that the dresses offered there are rather elegant and brings out the woman in a girl.
I prefer to shop there whenever they have a sale, during which they have several irresistible offers more than 50% off! I find their clothes to be of good quality and I have not one single complaint after shopping with them for 4 years, and I see myself continuing to shop there for years to come.
Take a step into boring
Dorothy Perkins are famed for their sensible clothes.
Expect nothing too flamboyant nor nothing too simple. Dorothy perkins would be catered to the market of girls who are transiting into the office life. I am not the most subtle person I know, so let's just put it simply - dorothy perkins is where to go to if you are ready to take a step for your wardrobe's demise.
Everything here is in pastel, basic colors. Colors enough to be chic but not enough to make a statement. I go to dorothy perkins because I fell for one of their scrunched tubes once and I never really got over it, so I'm always waiting for my next great love here. But sadly, it seems that the season of their experimental fashion is over and it's permanently on "safe fashion" now.
Skip over please.
Great if you're bigger boned
I love to buy my jeans/bottoms from Dorothy Perkins as they are more catered towards women with fuller bodies. With my wide hips and heavy bottom half, I tend to find the cutting of the pants here so much more forgiving than other brands. They often have specials on their jeans where you can snag a pair for about $30-$40 which is a good deal.
The quality of their clothes is good and after being put into the washing machine countless times, does not go out of shape or end up with loose threads. The materials used for their clothes are not flimsy and rough in texture, which would be so uncomfortable. However, you do have to pay for the quality and the brand name which results in the pricing ranging from $30-$150 or more.
The style is more for working ladies and older women. But younger girls can still find fun and flirty looking dresses and skirts.
There are some clothes that are not overpriced - especially during sale. But the quality of the clothes there - material and design; is quite bad.
Dorothy Perkins was one of the brands that I used to like but in recent years the designs have been boring. It can't be compared to the other high street fashion brands anymore. It sells itself as "affordable" but with blogshops having better designs and cheaper prices, it can't be branded as "affordable to the masses"!
For its accessories, I find them a little "aunty-ish" and will only consider buying them during a sale.
Service staff is usually friendly though.
Not quite my style.
I've been to Dorothy Perkins countless times, but I've never actually brought anything from them. There was a few times when I was so close to purchasing something, but would always change my mind at the last minute.
Maybe because their clothes/accesories aren't quite my taste, and when I feel like I should buy this or that, it's because I feel sort of guilty leaving the store empty-handed all the time. Their prices are also not as cheap as I'd like it to be (slightly cheaper than Topshop or Zara, though). The quality is also not very prominent, judging by the material of their fabrics and stitching.
I think Dorothy Perkins should really do something to set themselves apart.. if they don't, we might not see any more stores in the future..
Mature, Sophisticated Style
Now, Dorothy Perkins is not a place I purchase my clothes from. But that does not mean that I would not recommend this store. In fact, I would greatly advocate this store to the working class woman.
The concept of the store is simple with no frills. There are no hot pink walls, no glitzy embellishments or flirty, feather boas adorning the racks. Instead, Dorothy Perkins is presented in such a way that makes the brand refined and chic, best suited for a more mature woman.
With the hottest styles of the season gracing the mannequins located in front of the store, Dorothy Perkins does keep up with the trends, but tailors these trends to look appropriate for the workplace instead. The prices of the apparels in Dorothy Perkins would be considered steep for a student, but affordable for a working woman.
Some pieces are somewhat outrageous (like a mini skirt I saw completely embellished with faux crystals and gems); perhaps more suited for parties and special events, but majority of the clothes at Dorothy Perkins are stylish and wearable for everyday use. Think Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada-type outfits for work.
Dorothy Perkins celebrates the woman in you.
not for everyone
Dorothy Perkins is not a shop for everyone. Out of all the high street fashion chains in Singapore, Dorothy is one that I’ve spent the least amount of time in. In my opinion, it is skewed towards the “matured” fashion. Think plain dresses, complicated floral designs that often look like my grandma’s shirts, etc.
Also, one point to note. The sizing chart of Dorothy Perkins is slightly larger than Topshop, Ms Selfridge. So for example you are a UK 10 in Topshop’s clothings, you would most likely fit the UK 8 of Dorothy Perkins’.
But there are 2 things I would ALWAYS purchase from Dorothy Perkins. Firstly, the plain tops for layering, and secondly, their CLUTCHES which are often forgotten by shoppers! Dorothy Perkins is one of those shops that sell extremely fashionable yet classy clutches for an amazing price! I’ve bought 5 clutches from there and never regretted it. The average prices of their clutches are only at about $40! Trust me, next time when you step into Dorothy Perkins, look for their clutches instead!