Replica of Kate Middleton's McQueen gown

on May 03, 2011 @ 10:33 am

It has taken all of 3 days for a replica of Kate Middleton's McQueen wedding gown to hit the streets of Ireland (and I'm sure more are to come all over the world!)

Irish designer Mary-Rose McGrath actually completed her replica 24 hours after Kate revealed the dress.  It's available at House of Fraser in Ireland starting at £1,500.

Do you think that the strapless and gowns with thin straps that have been popular for years are going to be replaced by longer sleeves and more modest cuts? 

I'd love to hear from any Brides-to-be on whether they'll be taking Kate's dress into consideration when choosing their wedding gown.

Sourced on:, Image via: Belfast Telegraph

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Ali de Bold
Uggggh on May 03, 2011 @ 10:35 am

I can't believe they are allowed to sell that! I think it's really cheesy when people copy. Brides to be, please don't fall into this trap. Be inspired but don't copy verbatim.

cheesy on May 03, 2011 @ 10:45 am

I agree that it's totally cheesy to wear an exact replica to your wedding - just makes you look like a desperate bride!

But I definitely can see a switch from the bridal gowns with major cleavage to something more modest. I also hope that more people go for sleeves.

Nicole Ritchie had lace sleeves and a high neck when she got married a few months back and it was gorgeous on her too.

agree, and agree on May 03, 2011 @ 11:19 am

I agree, it's tacky to copy any celeb's gown to the last stitch.

And I agree that I hope this ushers in some new styles. I have been really over the ubiquitous strapless gowns for some time now and hope this means we can be a little more original. Ivanka Trump was also an early sleeve-wearer and I loved that gown then too.

It was only a matter of time on May 03, 2011 @ 11:27 am

As soon as I saw Kate on Friday, I said to my friends, "Before you know it, there will be a million brides with a dress just like this". She definitely set a trend which is fantastic but I agree that it's unnecessary to follow it to a tee!

I do think that wedding gown trends will now change. How can they not after a wedding watched by millions (and I've heard even billions)? I do like this look. It's lovely and feminine yet still is very tasteful and modest and in some religions that is very important. It can be hard to find a modest dress that is still stylish.

@Cathy - I agree with you that brides who copy a dress just look desperate and can make them seem like a follower. I think it's great to use some of Kate's ideas but use some of your own too! It's always nice to see what kind of dress a bride picks and it's no fun if it's one you've already seen 8 times.

Forgot about Ivana on May 03, 2011 @ 11:30 am

I forgot about Ivanka Trump's dress - that was gorgeous too. Sleeves make a wedding gown so elegant. Not to say that a gown can't be extremely elegant if it's strapless, but from watching far too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, I've seen far too many strapless, cleavage-revealing gowns!

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