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
Courtesy ABS, Toby Melville/Landov

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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Natalie on

I’d buy a knockoff of the 2nd dress she wore!

Jon on

That’s nice, good luck with it! Also, if I were a Girl, I’d definitely walk down The Aisle in Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress! Also, it’s nice they’re creating a Pippa Middleton look as well, good luck with that as well! Also, as far as Holly Montag and Justin Brescia Dating, whatever! But, what would Audrina Patridge say about that?

Jon on

I just wanted to wish David Beckham a Happy Birthday!

Kim on

Lovely copy, but I’ve never understood why anyone would want to get married in a copy of someone elses famous dress. Shouldn’t a woman want to look more individual on her wedding day? I certainly did.

Deets on

“strikingly similar resemblance”

i can’t believe the person that penned this article writes for a living.

Beverly (Seattle,Wash) on

If I was young and slim and in shape like kate, I most definitely would. Would probably add my own personal touch to it somwhere as well.

Diana on

The second dress was gorgeous!! Get me a knock off of that one!!!

Melissa on

I thought her dress was beautiful, but I’d rather have my own style for my wedding to suit my tastes, so no knock-off for me! (Of course, I’m already married, anyway, so it’s a bit of a moot point.)

kathy mahon on

i am getting married in may 2013, and i will buy a copy of the dress kate wore x

Maureen on

While I am hoping her dress brings out more dresses with sleeves, being sick of all sleeveless that does not look well unless you are slim, I wouldn’t wear that exact look. I did wear a copy but of a 1920′s antigue lace over satin with a lace chemise over the simple top for my wedding. NO one had ever seen one like it, except in Cosmo magazine. It was champagne lace and satin with a ribbom tied in a bow at the waist with a cluster of flowers there. Very unique and everyone wants to borrow it but it needs a figure like Kate’s to pull it off, which I had back then.

BB on

It’s a bit annoying that people can so clearly make a copy of a dress and sell it without legal issue. A design really is intellectual property and they didn’t just get “inspired” by it by making a blouse with lace and a V neck, they flat out set out to make a copy of the dress and publicly state that. Can you imagine telling a professor that you deliberately set out to copy someone else’s essay because you knew a lot of people were a fan of it and you thought he’d like it?

mike on

the groom wore a stunning red tunic with powder blue sash and one medal. The bride wore something white.

Jon on

I’m glad WWE Raw Superstar, Goldust, says they’ll be a Sequel to his Book and good luck to him with his 1st Movie Role!

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kim on

i agree….the second dress was a knockout! her first one was more appropriate for the abbey, but i think the second one was all about her. i loved it.

Denise on

No one in their right mind would wear that horrible knock-off. Even if it wasn’t cheap looking, do you really need to copy someone else’s look? Get a personality, people!

ruth on

i think that what makes the gown gorgeous is the tight bodice so you would have to be very slim to pull this off. however, how nice to see a gown that someone’s breasts are not sticking out of. strapless gowns are beginning to seems ‘same old, same old”. come to think of it, i bet a heavier woman could wear this too and look lovely in it. kate is one of a kind and there are few that could look as beautiful but the gown is something new and different for a change and i think would look wonderful on many women. i would buy it or at least give it a try.

rnr on

the pippa dress is beautiful and she looked so hot in it! Def complimented her sister’s dress.

Donna Ward on

I would love Kate’s gown, only not in white, to renew my vows for my 20th anniversary in 2012..

Tonya on

Loved her dress… my dress, 25 years ago, was, in fact, long-sleeved lace but with a sweetheart neckline, tight at the waist and Aline skirt… a classy sophisticated look, or timeless as they call it now … not a fan of all the skin showing with dresses these days either.

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erica on

The wedding dress I wore in 2005 was very similar and had lace sleeves! So I was excited to see this style come back. I like the look since it’s classic. That knockoff looks very nice actually!!

Jess on

Cripes…can nobody be original anymore? Yes it was a beautiful gown, but copycats are pathetic.

Beth on

I was married 29 years ago and my dress was very similar to Kate’s! I felt pretty good after seeing her dress.

Kelly R on

I don’t care for the knock off the lace is way to heavy and busy making it seem aged instead of delicate, young and soft

Anna on

The neck is not the same on the knock off and it dose make a diffrence, Kates dress was not as stiff lace looking either.
I dont think Id wear a knock off unless I could come closer to the softness and quality of lace of the original.

Anna on

The neck is not the same on the knock off and it dose make a diffrence, Kates dress was not as stiff lace looking either.
I dont think Id wear a knock off unless I could come closer to the softness of the original and closer to the quality of lace.

jenny on

earth to Kelly and Anna,
it’s an 800 dollar dress vs. a 25k dress.

Kathy on

My wedding dress looked like Kate’s only short sleeves. So maybe she copied me? I got married in 1994.

Kathy on

Re: the quality of the knockoff dress pictured. Kate’s lace was handmade by artisans for just her. The fabric is the finest natural fibers available. The ABS dress has mass-produced cheap lace that will be itchy and the fabric will be man-made fibers and that dress will doubtless not be well lined and will be itchy and hot. You get what you pay for.

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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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TN on

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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