|Pictured: Ingenue’s replica of Kate’s engagement dress is spot on|
As the date for the Royal Wedding draws closer, retailers have come up with some stunning replicas of Kate Middleton’s blue surplus bodice Issa dress for a fraction of its designer price. Naturally, I’ve been watching the crop of knock-offs with intense interest. The best looking one that I’ve seen is from UK retailer Ingenue , a small fashion label, called the ‘Pepita dress.The dress is currently on sale at website ChicaBoutique.com for €89.99. Both ChicaBoutique and Ingenue London will ship the dress to the UK, Ireland and rest of the world. Another replica of the dress, but much shorter in length and a bit tarty, is being sold at retailer Lipsy. Lipsy’s panelled dress is available for 45 GPB, and ties in the back. These dresses are selling like hotcakes.
|Pictured: Max Studio dress at Marshall’s is a close match to Kate’s Issa. (screenshot from ABCNews.com)|
If you’re in the US, try looking at Marshall’s for a $29.99 Max Studio dress that closely resembles Kate’s sapphire blue Issa. I’m on the lookout for this dress, if any of you see it at your local Marshall’s please leave a comment. The Nanette dress that Kate wore in her engagement photos from Reiss, was reissued and sold out in a nano-second.
My final Kate Middleton style tip is a replica of her engagement ring being sold on the Home Shopping Network for $29.95. This was Princess Diana’s engagement ring and HSN has done a very respectable reproduction of it. If you can’t afford diamonds and sapphires, there’s nothing like some good looking CZ and simulated sapphire. Kohl’s also has a similar ring on sale for $22.00, but I haven’t been able to find it on their site.