Rosemary Mac Cabe

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The case against celeb-inspired wedding dresses

Yes, you heard it here first – buying your wedding dress off the back of, oh, I don’t know, a royal wedding, say, or that teen vampire film wedding dress? So not cool. But thanks to the glorious powers of …

Tue, Nov 22, 2011, 14:30

   

Yes, you heard it here first – buying your wedding dress off the back of, oh, I don’t know, a royal wedding, say, or that teen vampire film wedding dress? So not cool.

But thanks to the glorious powers of the internet, it’s actually possible: you can buy the Alexander McQueen gown worn by Pippa Middleton, or you can buy the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 gown worn by Bella Swan, except, well, not the Carolina Herrera gown but another one, designed by some American “wedding dress” designer named Alfred Angelo. Riiiiiiiiight.

In its defense, the Twilight dress (above) is fairly gorgeous, although, like the books and films themselves, pretty much a Mormon dream. Buttoned all the way up with not a hint of cleavage? Yay Mormonism! And no sex until marriage, y’all, or he’ll kill you – even after marriage you’re not safe. I do love the lace appliqué at the back, and I love the full-on Victoriana button detailing, and I don’t really mind the plain front although I’d appreciate less of a boxy shape and I’d also quite like not to have to wear Spanx on my wedding, thanks very much an’ all.

And here’s the McQueen number: yours for a mere £1,995. I know, bargainous. I feel so “meh” towards it that I couldn’t even be bothered finding a high-res version for you. That, readers, is what I call apathy. I say good day.