Irish TV star Anna Daly has opened up about rewearing her incredible wedding dress. While most people keep their wedding dress in it’s garment bag and never wear it again after the big day, Anna opted to give her gúna another outing.
Anna married Ben Ward in a stunning wedding ceremony in Portugal in September 2008. The couple have been married for over thirteen years.
Anna rewore her stunning wedding gown to the VIP Style Awards in 2009. She picked up the dress from Sharon Hoey on Mount Street in Dublin, and told Blathnaid Treacy on Friday’s rendition of RTE’s Today show that it’s one of her favourite fashion moments.
“This is Jenny Packham. It’s stunning – but it needs a good clean actually!” Anna told Blathnaid, as the presenter plucked the dress from a rack of Anna’s favourite pieces.
“I had it cleaned after our wedding and then I wore it again to the Style Awards.
“We got married – and people will probably look at that dress and think wow, that’s a slinky number – but we got married in Portugal, and when you get married abroad it gives you license to wear something a bit different, something more evening wear than big fussy wedding dress.”
“That’s why I wore it to the style awards, I wanted to give it another outing.”
In 2010, Anna told RTE of the choice: “I honestly couldn’t wait to give it another outing and felt it was appropriate in the current climate to wear something you already owned rather than buying something for the sake of it.”
Anna also had a selection of Irish labels on her style rack, and said that she tries to champion Irish design as much as possible.
She also wears things multiple times, and explained that her mother always said you need to have a few “banker dresses that can take you anywhere.”
Her ultimate fashion tip is to learn from past mistakes. “Not every trend is going to suit your body shape especially after children – ask what does work on me?” she said.