Founded in 1990, Amanda Wakeley has dressed some of the most powerful women in the world, from Beyoncé to Angelina Jolie. Through the years, the experience and painstaking effort that has been put into the lifestyle brand has evolved into a major lifestyle brand. From being awarded an OBE for her services to British fashion in 2010, to raising over twenty million pounds to fund vital breast cancer research, it seems nothing can stand in a Wakeley woman’s way.
The first look is the Isabelle gown; It’s meticulously cut on the bias for a truly admiring fit, this open back gown is accented with cross strap detail that adds to the alluring nature of this dress. It’s simplicity is alluring and the seductive yet refined feel is something I would love to capture. The next look, the Maya gown, is lightweight chiffon; the Grecian inspired drapery gives the Maya wedding dress a sense of cultivated beauty. The fine gathered detail gives flowing, and lightweight movement to this dress, with intricate vintage-inspired beading on the cap sleeves and belt adding to the quiet elegance of this marvellous wedding gown. The following look is a display of craftsmanship from Amanda Wakeley, the Olivia wedding gown is painstakingly crafted to trace the silhouette and gracefully hug your curves. The elegant, minimalist look of the front of this gown is wonderfully contrasted with dramatic detail at the back through the enchanting draped train and rows of delicate beading that gives prominence to the open back detail of the gown.
The next gown, Esme, has delicate cream and rose pearl embellishments that trace the outline of the ornate applique design. Elegantly cut on the bias for a fluid line, this cap-sleeved gown is a weightless and ethereal wedding day look. The next is an alternative to the traditional wedding gown, with a two piece; The wedding skirt, Thea, is silk Mikado, which maintains its voluminous shape while being beautifully lightweight. The waist is accented with a sculpted satin belt, highlighting the separate aspect of the look. The bodice, Skye, is has the ornate applique details, a signature of Amanda, I would like to reference to this when styling/designing my own gowns. The following gown, Phoebe, is cut with beautiful bands of delicate silver beading accentuating the open back style; this bias-cut silk dress is an engaging garment, with the open back being a point of interest for me.
The next gown, Adriana, has a soft silhouette in silk georgette with delicate pin tucking, the statement silver plated chain detail is evocative of Grecian-style fashion. It’s the perfect contemporary dress for a summer wedding. My last chosen gown is also a favourite, the Alexandra wedding dress is made of weightless layers of silk-tulle; epitomising contemporary romance. Panelled detail at the waist creates striking and flowing lines from the hip for the most flattering fit. This is the perfect dress for a light and gentle wedding day look.