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Designers we Love: Amanda Wakeley Sposa 2014

Amanda Wakeley Sposa delivers the ultimate in elegant, sophisticated gowns for the fashion forward bride. With a signature style that is part clean and contemporary and part vintage glamour (we’d say 80:20!), the award winning British designer is unrivalled in the art of combining dramatic embellishments and fluid lines using the most luxurious fabrics.

Amanda’s talent for creating modern yet timeless gowns is no secret; the Londoner has long been the designer of choice for some of the most elegant and stylish women in the world. Amanda’s designs were prominent in Princess Diana’s enviable wardrobe and played a part in some of her most noted appearances, she has also dressed the likes of Dita von Teese, Scarlett Johansson and Dame Helen Mirren, to name a few.

Amanda’s bridal line showcases the designer’s “calculatedly understated but alluring” style to perfection. Dramatic yet delicate draping is prominent in nearly all of the dresses in the collection, and is combined with striking features such as daringly low backs and bold bodices to create a look that is all at once minimal and dramatic.

“The Amanda Wakeley woman is ageless,” says the designer, “she has an attitude to dressing rather than being a specific age. She wears the clothes because they are sexy yet not overt…. she has an enviable ease.”

Dressing for the feminine shape is what this bridal collection is all about. Contouring is achieved through gentle structured panelling, which creates beautifully fluid lines that enhance the shape without being uncomfortable.

Amanda Wakeley is available from Myrtle Ivory in Dublin, please check availability of gowns directly with the store. To view the full Amanda Wakeley Sposa collection click here.

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Alexis – Front & Back

A favourite with the fashion forward bride, this elegant silk and jersey wedding dress is perfect for showing off the figure in an alluring, yet subtle manner.

V-neckline silk mikado wedding dress with hip detail. Available with gold or gunmetal clasp. Made from Superfine jersey and Silk Mikado.

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Amelia

A light and contemporary strapless wedding dress with a twisted ribbon bust detail and softly layered silk georgette skirt.

Strapless wedding dress with twisted ribbon detailing on the bust cups and a layered silk georgette skirt. Made from 100% Silk Georgette and Silk Satin.

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Aretha

A modern gown with plunging sweetheart neckline gives a feminine curvy silhouette. Pleated at the waist with hand stitched detail.

Strapless corseted wedding dress with pleated waist detail and full skirt. Made from 100% Silk Satin.

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Ariadne

The delicate chain on this beaded wedding dress feels slightly exotic and the flowing silk adds to the ethereal feel.

Strapless bridal dress with chain beading detailing. Slim skirt with slight train. 100% Silk.

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Arrabella – Front & Back

A romantic hand beaded French lace wedding dress, perfectly entwined with silver beaded straps and an open back to create an enchanting style.

French hand beaded lace wedding dress with bugle beaded straps and open racer back. Also available with ivory bugle beading. Made from 100% Silk Satin and French Lace.

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Asteria – Front & Back

The beading on the waist of the strapless wedding dress is so elegant, and beautifully contours the figure.

Strapless dress with embellishment. Gathered skirt with train. 100% Silk.

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Cassandra

This is such a sophisticated wedding dress, ideal for a black tie wedding.

Vintage wedding dress with beaded bodice. Made from 100% Silk.

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Clementine

A fluid silk wedding dress with goddess draping. Swarovski crystals add glamour for the perfect island wedding look.

V-neckline dress with beaded bodice and waist band. Made from 100% Silk Satinised Georgette.

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Cleopatra

This exotic Cleopatra inspired backless wedding dress has a stunning embellishment adorning the open back with a free flowing skirt.

Halter neck wedding dress with ‘Cleopatra’ beading detail. Also available with Ivory/Silver or Ivory/Gold beading. Made from 100% Silk Georgette.

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Posephone

The spaghetti straps on this dress create such a striking yet elegant shape, and the angular placement on the beading feels so modern.

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Karen
Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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