Calling all Copy-Kates! You can now get married in a dress that is almost an exact replica of Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress, courtesy of H&M’s $209 version. One of the most eagerly anticipated dresses in history, the world’s fashion pundits watched to discover who had designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s bridal gown, after it was kept top secret until the big day in April 2011.
It was revealed to be by none other than Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, with the elegant ivory gown featuring long lace sleeves and a lace panel over the bodice, with a sweetheart neckline, and traditional 1950s-esque A-line silhouette. Intricate details — such as the symbols of each country in the UK — were incorporated, while local artisans were used.
Now, H&M is selling a similar long, white dress, with lace sleeves, an A-line skirt, and a sweetheart neckline. Compared to Kate’s $209,849 version though, this one will only set you back a small fraction of the price at $209. The affordable version does vary slightly though, with a very un-royal keyhole cut-out on the back, and an additional bow belt, plus no flowing train.
Seven years after Kate and Prince William’s royal wedding, history is repeating itself, with the world eagerly awaiting Prince Harry‘s upcoming May 19 nuptials to Meghan Markle. Speculation over who has designed the former Suits star’s dress is rife, with many looking to Erdem as the most likely man for the job.
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This post was written by Rebecca Cope. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.