Even though she wasn’t the one getting married, Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid’s dress, also designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, received just as much attention as Kate’s wedding dress, and was loved by fashion critics and Royal fans alike. Now, finally after many replicas have been made, you can buy a “less detailed” version of the dress—meaning there’s a zipper back closure instead of buttons, and no lace inserts. Online luxury retailer net-a-porter.com is selling the Pippa-inspired dress for US$3,100.While the dress is not completely sold out as we reported yesterday, it’s going fast on the UK site. Those of us this side of the pond are going to have to be patient as it is yet to become available on the US site. We can only imagine the hysteria if a replica of Kate’s dress were to become available.
Telegraph UK: “Unsurprisingly, those keen to get their hands on the pure silk gown will have to move quickly as the smallest size has already sold out.” [Telegraph UK]
Catwalk Queen: “Sizes are already starting to sell out, so don’t hang around if your wedding dreams rest on this dress.” [Catwalk Queen]
The Cut: “Pippa’s dress included some customized details—like white lace inserts at the bust-line (and maybe even some butt padding) but even without those elements, this gown is still instantly recognizable. Just hurry before it inevitably sells out.” [NY Mag]
Paige Dzenis, associate online editor: “Frankly, it’s nice to know the original McQueen design is actually available—because the thought of someone getting married in a knockoff Princess-sibling dress is, well, just as sad as it sounds.”