Skip to main content

pippa middleton dress knockoffGetty Images

Dressmakers knew that copycat versions of Kate Middleton's royal wedding gown would be in hot demand.

But no one was prepared for the fashion frenzy her sister and maid of honor, Pippa, created.

"There was really no anticipation about Pippa's dress," said Dan Rentillo, design director for David's Bridal told the New York Times. "I can't think of one where there was such a fuss over the bridesmaid's dress."

Pippa may have single-handedly ended the era of ugly bridal party attire with her curve-hugging silk gown by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. She also sparked a mad dash to duplicate her look just in time for the upcoming wedding season.


Fashion label Faviana, which is producing versions of both Kate's and Pippa's reception and ceremony dresses, is hoping to have the knockoffs in stores as early as late June, Omid Moradi, the company's chief executive told the Times.

The maid of honor frock is currently available for pre-order on eDressMe.com for $298, while Kate's lace long-sleeved gown can be yours for the low price of $498.

But which dress will more brides buy? "The Kate, the Kate for sure," Mr. Moradi predicts. "She's the princess!"




Royal Wedding Videos


Add Your Comments

  • New Users
  • Returning

If you are posting a comment for the first time, please enter your name and email address in the fields above. Your name will be displayed with your comment. Your email address will never be displayed.

Add Your Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.