Mere minutes after Kate Middleton’s now-famous
ABS by Allen Schwartz is well known for its copycat ways; the label churns out gowns inspired by Oscar winners and beyond. Schwartz whipped up a gown the day of the royal wedding which is being auctioned on
The Muyi Wedding Dress Company, located in Suzhou, China, made this dress, which sells for about $320. Suzhou is known as “Wedding Dress City” because it boasts more than 1,200 wedding gown factories. We’ll warrant every single one of them was working overtime this past weekend. The bride pictured at left was married in it 36 hours after the royal wedding took place.
Those kooks over at the
Angel Le, a bridal designer in Alexandria, VA, had this dress in her shop window 26 hours after the wedding. It retails for $1,500 and is made with “Italian satin.”
Priscilla of Boston already had this one (left) in their lineup, and were quick to let everyone know about it. The Oleg Cassini (below) at David's Bridal was also a pre-existing dress and a pretty good approximation of
Mere hours after the big dress reveal, some shops got resourceful and offered lace boleros to get the look of Kate’s gown. We have a feeling this is going to be a cheap and easy way for brides to give the vibe without necessarily copying the whole thing. At left, a bolero from David’s Bridal. Below, an offering from White House/Black Market.
For as much attention as Pippa and her assets got in her Sarah Burton bridesmaid gown, we haven’t seen a ton of knockoffs yet. Allen Schwartz said they were working on one, and we’re sure others will, too. In the meantime, Nicole Miller let everyone know that she already had this dress in her lineup.
No one has really gone after the tiara yet, but we’re sure