The statuesque presenter of Strictly Come Dancing has come under a lot of flack recently, for her choice of dresses, but on last nights show, Tess Daly certainly had the last laugh. She stepped out in a stunning figure flattering floor length gown, created by hot designer Suzanne Neville, and silenced her critics once and for all.
The 44 year-old mother of two wore the dress, which featured a sexy sheer vertical panel in the middle, with a chunky gold necklace by Dannijo, and kept her hair sleek and straight to compliment the whole outfit.
Tess has been criticised in recent weeks, for wearing unflattering colours and dresses which are a little too tight for her. On the first Strictly show, she donned a bright yellow knee length dress, which led some viewers to call for her stylist to be sacked. The dress bunched up around her middle, and led to many negative comments on Twitter.
On the second outing of the show, Tess decided to glam up and debuted a floor length gown with sparkly embellishments, but next to her co-host Claudia Winkleman, who wore a very plain green and black panel dress, Tess just looked overdone and in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Last night however, there was no such problem, as she teamed back up with Sir Bruce Forsyth, who was returning after a brief spell of the flu.
The designer behind Tess’s dress is quite well known within celebrity circles, as she has designed gowns for not only Tess, but Alexandra Burke, Katherine Jenkins, Anna Friel, and Kirsty Gallacher, and counts Holly Willoughby, Victoria Pendleton and Amanda Lamb as fans.
Suzanne Neville is probably best known for her bridal designs and creations, and in 2009 was awarded the British Bridal Designer of the Year 2009. She has now branched out and her gowns are frequently featured in top fashion magazines. She has also garnered a huge fanbase and is regularly commissioned by celebrity and high profile clients, including another Strictly regular, judge Darcy Bussell.
And Tess obviously has a soft spot for the creative designer, as she wore one of her gowns for the Strictly Come Dancing grand final last year.
So it looks like Tess has finally got her fashion mojo back, and with comments such as: ‘WAHEYYYYYYYY. Tess Daly looking amazing again in that red dress #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly @bbcstrictly #scd’ and ‘I want Tess Daly’s dress’ and ‘Tess Daly looked stunning in that red dress’, the gorgeous presenter should feel as good as she looked.
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