Debenhams To Launch “Pippa Middleton” Bridesmaid Dress

Associated Press


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Associated Press

Now not only Kate Middleton’s wedding dress replicas are on the market, but her sister’s too.

The second largest department store chain in the U.K., Debenhams is set to launch limited edition “Pippa Dress.” Debenhams has announced that it will be selling a limited edition version of Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid gown in stores later this year after demands from customers flooded in.

Due to huge numbers of demands, the retailer will even be creating a ‘lady-in-waiting list’ to allow customers to reserve the gown.

In addition, the retailer will also be selling a version of the emerald green evening gown that Pippa wore to the evening ‘do’.  Also, a black lace sweetheart frock and a flower girl dress, all inspired by Kate Middleton and her bridal party will be available later this year as well.

“Like everyone we were glued to our tellies for the wedding and have been huge Kate and Pippa fans ever since. We’ve taken the best of the dresses and added our designer twist. Now you can get the Middletons’ look at High Street prices,” said Head of Occcassionwear Design at Debenhams, Russell Fish in a statement.

According to Debenhams’, the ivory gown is a slinky, cowl neck number with a button-back detail and elegant cap sleeves.  An ivory flower girl dress will feature a delicate lace trim, puff sleeves and a pale gold sash tied in a sumptuous bow at the back, with retail prices varying depending on age. The emerald green evening gown, with embellished neck detail and a full, floor length skirt perfect for dancing is the final gown which will hit Debenhams stores this autumn. The dress inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge will be a black mid-length evening gown, featuring intricate lace detail and trim.

“Both men and women everywhere were instantly talking about Pippa, so naturally brides-to-be will want to emulate her classic look, both for themselves or their bridesmaids,” Chief Personal Shopper at Debenhams Oxford Street, Alain Mehada said in a press release. “We have been inundated by customers asking if we have anything similar to the dresses worn by Kate, Pippa and the flower girls, but the ivory dress worn by Pippa is the most requested by far.”