There’s one thing we know will always remain constant, and that’s Amanda Holden’s innate ability to rock a summer dress.
So it will come as no surprise that when the Britain’s Got Talent star was pictured on her Instagram feed wearing the Mandy dress (opens in new tab) from her collaboration with British fashion brand Fenn Wright Manson it was going to impress.
The gorgeous halterneck ditsy floral print dress has a flattering silhouette and a flared skirt – ideal for keeping cool in the hot weather – and while it’s understated, it’s chic enough to wear to special events as well as every day.
With a price tag of £249, it’s not cheap but as it’s the sort of summer dress (opens in new tab) you can wear for most occasions you can argue it’s a wardrobe essential.
"The Mandy is my signature shape – something comfortable, stylish and elegant that’s also flattering on the chest and waist," says Amanda.
Some of Amanda’s 1.5 million Instagram followers have expressed their delight at the Mandy, with the presenter getting more than 21,000 likes in 24 hours and compliments such as 'Beaut’, ‘Gorgeous’, 'Stunning’ and ‘My favourite dress. Already got mine.’
Amanda’s collection (opens in new tab) has been getting a lot of attention – when the actress posted a photo of herself wearing the polka dot Lily maxi dress with a handkerchief hem last week it got 17,474 likes, while the impossibly romantic Fleur dress, which Amanda calls “feminine, sassy and versatile” has already garnered more than 42,000 likes.
Other items in the Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection (opens in new tab) include the striking cornflower blue halterneck Charlotte dress (£229), the pretty tea-style Natalie blouse (£125) and the classy Ashley blazer in a mint hue (£229) – which is named after Pussycat Dolls' Ashley Robertsand matching Adele trousers (£149), and the frill hem wrap dress, the Pippa (£199), so called in honour of “a midwife friend who literally saved my life!” says Amanda.
Debra Waters is an experienced online editor and lifestyle writer with a focus on health, wellbeing, beauty, food and parenting. Currently, she writes for the websites and Woman&Home and GoodtoKnow, as well as the Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman’s Weekly magazines.
Previously, Debra was digital food editor at delicious magazine and MSN. She’s written for M&S Food, Great British Chefs, loveFOOD, What to Expect, Everyday Health and Time Out, and has had articles published in The Telegraph and The Big Issue.
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