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Trends inspired by Kate's wedding dress

Andrea Kasprzak is a former magazine editor and full time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Men's Journal, Allure, and SELF among others.

Inspiration from the dress

Kate Middleton's gorgeous wedding gown left the world breathless. Here, we predict the top three trends the famous dress is most likely to inspire.

Inspiration from the dress

Royal inspiration

With a high necklace, lace sleeves and a modest train, Kate Middleton's wedding dress was modern and timeless. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed the lace gown with a V-neck satin bodice and nearly nine-foot train. Praised by the fashion world, the gorgeous gown will no doubt inspire a series of copy cat creations for brides looking to channel Middleton on their big days. Designer Allen B Schwartz, well known for his knock offs of Oscar dresses, is already at work on his own version.

But even those against cheap imitations are likely to see signs of the influential piece in upcoming bridal collections. Here we share three trends we predict the gorgeous gown will launch.

Trends inspired by Kate's dress


Bridal boutiques have already reported an increased interest in lace designs. Evoking a modern day Grace Kelly vibe, traditional lace detailing is the perfect upgrade for brides looking for a fairy tale touch.


The standard strapless silhouette, which is appropriate for any black tie affair, isn't dressy enough. Even though nine out of ten girls will opt to give 'em the cold shoulder on her wedding day, industry experts predict a surge in long sleeved gowns.


Unlike Diana's frothy dress and seemingly endless confection of a train, Kate stuck with a sweet, simple style. She looked like the wedding day version of herself and her gown was praised for its ability to be both timeless and classic.

More on Kate's wedding style

Kate Middleton's wedding accessories
How to steal Kate's wedding day style
Stylish celebs at Kate and William's wedding


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