It was almost as invigorating as the show itself: tuning in to see what The Voice Of Ireland judges Una Foden and Rachel Stevens were wearing.
But as the RTE talent show wraps up for another season, we’re still left with heaps of seriously stylish memories, not to mention plenty of fashion-inspiration for the forthcoming season.
Stylist-to-the-stars Ingrid Hoey has been at the helm of the striking looks sported by both Una and Rachel – keeping fans of the show updated on her Twitter and Instagram accounts as the series progressed.
Speaking exclusively to SHEmazing! Ingrid says that, thankfully, over the course of the six live Voice airings when anything can happen, there were no last-minute style disasters. And she says that far from being divas, the celebrity judges were incredibly easy to work with. “They both really enjoy fashion and dressing up,” she explains. “So each week we just had lots of fun deciding the looks and it was a total pleasure to work with both of them.”
It’s tough to pick a single stand-out piece, but when pushed Ingrid reveals: “Rachel's favourite look for me was the Umit Kutluk dress she wore in the semi finals – it just had a gorgeous finish to it and fitted perfectly.
“My favourite look for Una was the Simone Rocha dress from Havana boutique in Donnybrook,” she adds. “It was totally different for her.”
So until next year – or least until Cheryl returns to the X Factor judging panel in the autumn – here we round-up the attire that demanded attention during The Voice Of Ireland…
Una looked divine in this beautiful Simone Rocha floral jacquard dress from her SS15 collection. Sourced from Havana boutique in Donnybrook, you can also get it on mytheresa.com for a cool €1,750. We’re particularly coveting the draped hemline and nipped-in waist. Una wore it with jewellery from Chupi and River Island shoes.
Rachel mixed things up three weeks ago with a Joanne Hynes corset teamed with Pinko trousers, sourced from Harvey Nicks in Dundrum. The shoes were Buffalo, while the jewellery is from Loulerie.
Una saved the best until last in her sweeping Umit Kutluk dress in black, teamed with strappy Buffalo sandals – a steal at €128 from Arnotts – and jewellery sourced from Knightsbridge.
Two weeks ago, Ms Stevens was wearing this piece from the current collection at Self-Portrait, available in BT2s. Again, she completed the look with Buffalo shoes and Loulerie jewellery.
Una also opted for Umit Kutluk two weeks ago, this time donning a red and black knee-length lace dress with a mesh hem. She kept her accessories simple, but opted for gold Louboutin sandals, which are priced at €525.
For yesterday’s final, Rachel wore a full-length dress from H&M – which has unfortunately now sold out. Her earrings are from Loulerie.
And let’s not forget about Kathryn: the presenter certainly held her own among the popstars in a series of stunning outfits, also master-minded by Ingrid. Her pink dress is from Ted Baker, Karen Millen is responsible for the black and red number, while the white gown comes from Pinko.