Setting aside for a moment the tears, the bunting, the pride, the joy and the maid of honours bottom, one aspect of the Royal Wedding sure to linger in our collective consciousness is the gown.
Enter the replicas. A mere 24 hours after two billion people caught their first glimpses of The Gown
, Northern Irish designer Mary-Rose McGrath presented her copy of Middleton
s wedding dress.
The dress, on display at House of Fraser Belfast, has a scalloped neckline and long lace sleeves clearly inspired by those seen on the Royal gown. (Its available to order at House of Fraser.)
McGraths dress may be the first high street replica, but its far from alone. Affianced readers with princess bride dreams can also look to US label ABS by Allen Schwartz. Known for copying celeb looks as soon as they hit the red carpet, Schwartz plans to retail a tribute gown for around $900 from June.
One bride in Suzhou, Chinanicknamed Wedding Dress City for its 1,200 gown factoriesclearly couldnt wait that long. She wed in a Middleton-esque model 36 hours after the Royal Wedding.
So much for Waity Katie...