10 Wedding Dresses Inspired by Kate Middleton’s Gown
In the year since Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding, her lace gown by Sarah Burton has made a profound impact in the bridal world. Brides-to-be who would have preferred to leave their arms and neck bare have gained an appreciation for long sleeves and illusion necklines, and designers quickly responded to this new aesthetic by creating regal lace gowns worthy of a Duchess. Let’s celebrate the Royal wedding anniversary with a bevy of gowns inspired by Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
The Chelsea gown from Marchesa’s spring 2013 collection bears a striking resemblance to her famous gown, but the delicate floral lacework and flattering boat neck makes this design stand on its own.
Long lace sleeves add a touch of modesty and royal elegance to this fashion-forward mermaid dress by Oscar de la Renta.
Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld provides a glamorous take on the iconic dress, replacing romantic lace with a vampy sheer bodice and glittering beadwork.
A clean trumpet silhouette adds character to this lacy gown Elizabeth Fillmore.
The textured sleeves on this simple Love Yu are a fresh, modern take on Kate’s iconic gown.
Manuel Mota shortened the sleeves of his Kate Middleton-inspired gown to give it a more relaxed feel.
The embellished waistband on this Jim Hjelm dress is an unexpected detail that adds sparkle to every step.
Brides who can’t bring themselves to wear long sleeves on their big day can get the look of the royal wedding dress without sacrificing their style. This sweet lace gown by Theia features a delicate illusion neckline with the same deep v and has cap sleeves.
Fuss-free brides might also be interested in Temperly London’s creamy short-sleeved version, which features a banded waist and a free-flowing skirt. I can imagine this dress at a garden wedding, a crown of flowers and leaves on the bride’s head.