Get Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress for Less!

05/02/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

A.B.S. By Allen Schwartz creates Kate Middleton knockoff dress
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It’s only been a few days since Prince William and Kate Middleton became husband and wife, but hours after the Duchess walked down the aisle in her stunning Alexander McQueen wedding dress, there was already another version in the works! A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz, a label known for whipping up less-expensive versions of favorite red carpet frocks in record time, created a lookalike of the famous dress just 12 hours after the wedding. The gown, which bears a striking resemblance to the royal wedding gown worn by Middleton, was created by a team of 35 people who drew out the sketches, chose the fabrics and sewed the gown together. Schwartz tells Today that among the most significant challenges of creating the masterpiece with such a quick turnaround time were perfecting the triple-mesh veil, which was sewn to a tiara, and beautifying the eight yards of fabric in the skirt, topped in the back with a bustle. The dress will retail for about $800 and will be available in select Lord & Taylor stores this July. For those looking to channel the sophisticated look of Middleton’s sister Pippa, you’re in luck: the brand plans to create a version of her buzzed-about white McQueen maid of honor look as well. Tell us: Would you walk down the aisle in the lookalike gown? –Kim Peiffer

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Clare on

Oh for goodness sake, what is this obesssion with copying everything about her? Do people not make fashion decisions for themselves anymore? This need to copy definitely hightlights an unhappiness in people when they can’t even use their own brains.

Most people in the UK are already saying that the media are doing to Kate what they did to Diana and we all know how THAT ended…..

Scarlet on

I would *definitely* wear this dress, I wanted it the second I saw it on Kate. Of course, that would be pending 1. that it would flatter me/look good and 2. that I ever get engaged and have a wedding :-D

Scarlet on

LOL… just saw the comment above mine about people wanting to “copy” being unhappy… I respectfully disagree, I am happy as a clam! Just adore the style of this dress, particularly the collar! Love love love!

anwar on

Kate’s dress was nice. I can bet there will be tons of wedding photos after this summer with wanna be Queens in their knockoffs…lol. 12 hours for a high quality replica…not bad.

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I like her 2nd dress better than her wedding gown. But it is nice to see sleeves back on wedding dresses. Make a knock off of the 2nd dress in white and other colors.

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