Kate Middleton’s wedding dress will never die. The McQueen gown has spawned a bajillion copies, one of which made its way onto the August cover of Brides and is modeled by a brunette clearly intended to be a Kate lookalike. The $5,000 dress is Legends by Romona Keveza and is silk-shantung and taffeta with Chantilly lace sleeves,
a blatant knock-off of the royal gown (UPDATE: the Romona Keveza gown was actually designed well before the Royal Wedding. The design was part of Keveza’s “Royal Collection,” shown at Bridal Fashion Week in April 2011, and inspired by what Keveza would design for Kate Middleton–turns out she was spot on.)
Inside, they talk about “new ideas” from the royal wedding; namely, long sleeves and veils. I don’t know about you, but I feel this is getting a little ridiculous. These are not new ideas. People have been wearing long-sleeved wedding dresses and veils for hundreds of years. It’s kinda funny to watch the Middleton fever sweeping the glossies, and she does sell copies well so I don’t blame Brides for hopping on the bandwagon. But seriously guys, there are only so many things you can say about a wedding. Don’t you think?