Bridal Fashion Week is happening in New York City this week, and at long last, the Kate Middleton knockoffs are on the wane.
Despite the speed at which replicas of Middleton’s wedding dress were produced following her April 29 wedding, the craze seems to be slowing down. “The trend is going the exact opposite,” designer Gregory Nato told the Wall Street Journal, adding that tea length styles—which have hemlines that fall around the calf—are “huge.” It’s not totally surprising to hear that modern brides aren’t running to copy the Duchess’ look. Despite the intricate craftsmanship, the silhouette of the gown itself is Victorian, with its high collar and lace sleeves.
But that’s not to say fascination with Middleton’s fashion has totally disappeared. One designer featured a model who was wearing a lace jacket over her gown, before taking it off to reveal a strapless number for her “party” look. Which, you may recall, is exactly what the Duchess did.