Now, on the surface I feel like this might be surprising. At the high end of the high street it’s not cheap, many of the clothes are dry clean only (which at 29, I’m still not grown up enough not to groan at), and the models used to show the clothes are always lean-figured waifs at least 75 pies lighter than I am. Plus, in spite of being dressed head to toe in one of the true stars of the British high street, they look bloody miserable.
But don’t be put off. Whistles’ choice of model actually disguises the fact that many of their clothes are cut fantastically for an hourglass shape – in fact often they look better on a fuller figure. They’re a great secret supply of boob-friendly dresses without being of the obviously-from-Pepperberry (no offence meant) variety. And their miserable faces also conceal the fact that wearing Whistles always makes you feel brilliant, because as well as feeling awesome people will actually cross rooms/bars/streets to compliment you. Sure, I’d always prefer to see a variety of shapes and sizes represented by all retailers, but I also know that if everyone knew how great Whistles looked on a G-Cup everyone would be wearing it… Damn.
It’s all beautifully made and, if cared for properly, lasts for ages. Furthermore, the customer services – be it on Twitter, in store or wherever else you may encounter them – is always outstanding. I just love them.
In fact, the only thing I’m at all wary of is their trousers. Endowed with bottom, I wouldn’t bother. But then with dresses like theirs, why would you want to?
Above dresses left to right: Veronica Saffia print dress £165, Paisley print dress £150, Daryl column dress £75, Polly Polka spot dress £165