Pippa Middleton’s Alexander McQueen bridesmaid’s dress – now on sale!

23 November 2011 by

Well – kinda. Alexander McQueen have released a VERY similar dress to the one worn by Pippa Middleton at the wedding of her sister, Kate Middleton and Prince William earlier this year. Hurrah for that, you say? We concur. The dress, which is priced at £1,995 and is available from the brills people at net-a-porter.com, is cut from off-white silk crepe and features signature McQueen accentuated cap sleeves and a cowl neckline just like Pippa’s gown. Originally released in 2009 as part of the pre-Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, the dress is a carry-over style - ie: it has been in existence since it was first launched. In fact, it's the style which Cameron Diaz wore in scarlet satin to the 2010 Golden Globes, and various knee length incarnations of the style have also been released by the house in the intervening years.

Pippa's dress, of course, was rumoured to have cost around £20,000, making the ready-to-wear McQueen number significantly more affordable (and, in fact, a good deal cheaper than many a horrendous wedding dress we have seen on our travels). Although at first sight very similar, there a few differences between this classic McQueen dress and the gown this week's Grazia cover star, Pippa wore. Alas, the version of The Dress available to buy does not have the teeny tiny button fastening to the back - which on Pippa’s dress mirrored Kate Middleton’s spectacular McQueen wedding gown. In it’s place a more manageable zip is being offered for the brides and bridesmaids of 2012. As well as the different fastening, Pippa’s dress had a delicate lace trim to the cap sleeves and the bust, which again mirrored her sister’s wedding dress, whereas the classic Alexander McQueen version has a simpler cut without the lace edge.

So – not the same dress, but a similar dress. And a very beautiful similar dress at that. Of course, the biggest question about this very-similar-but-not-the-same dress relates to the most famous derriere in the UK – does it or does it not have the same buttock-enhancing features as Pippa's version? Well, Grazia Daily is going to leave that discovery up to you…


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