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Anna brings out her bridal gown for VIP awards

TV3 star Anna Daly will be showing off 'recession chic' at its best on Friday night when she goes head to head with some of our most glamorous ladies at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards -- wearing her own wedding dress.

The Ireland AM presenter, who has been nominated for the first time in the category of Most Stylish Female, has decided to recycle her Jenny Packham bridal gown from her wedding a year and a half ago, for the glitzy occasion.

Anna (30) married her other half Ben at a small ceremony in Portugal the summer before last and says she has no qualms about saving money by giving her wedding dress a second outing.

The up and coming media personality went on to explain how the majority of her TV3 colleagues -- including the chap -- will also be doing it on the cheap when it comes to their attire for this year's ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel.

"There are so many cutbacks everywhere and so many people are in financial trouble that I figured if you've got something beautiful sitting at home in your wardrobe you should take it out and wear it," she said.

Anna will join yummy mummy Morah Ryan, as the only other newcomer battling it out for the coveted title of Ireland's Best Dressed Woman this year.

Others hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Lorraine Keane include Grainne Seoige, Amy Huberman, Colette Fitzpatrick and Anne Doyle.