Coveted Edinburgh bridal boutique, Rachel Scott Couture, has just announced they will sell off more than 20 couture wedding dresses and will donate all proceeds to Smart Works Edinburgh.

The Duchess of Sussex is patron of the charity which helps to support women return to the workplace by providing styling advice, high-quality interview clothes and interview training.

Many of the dresses due to go under the hammer will have no reserve, allowing bidders to maybe snap up their dream designer dress at a fraction of the original price.

Addtionally, other exclusive wedding and evening wear pieces donated by top designers available at Rachel Scott Couture such as Alice Temperley and Amanda Wakeley – will also be up for auction.

The event will take place on Thursday 14 March 2019 at The Rachel Scott Couture boutique on Dundas Street. Hopeful bidders can view the dresses from 6pm before bidding commences at 7pm.

For boutique owner Rachel Sneddon, Smart Works is a perfect fit, as she explained : “At Rachel Scott Couture, supporting our clients and building thei self confidence is at the heart of everything we do”.

“It’s amazing to see the transformation in a bride when she’s wearing an outfit she feels she could conquer the world in (or at least the wedding reception dancefloor).”

Brides-to-be can try before they bid – the dresses will be available to browse and try on at the boutique on Wednesday 13th March, 10.00am8.00pm and on Thursday 14 March 2019, 11.00am-5.00pm, no appointment necessary.

Those unable to attend the event, can still be in with a chance of bagging their dream designer gown by emailing in advance to confirm their maximum offer.