It is probably the most famous bridesmaid‘s dress of all time, the one that launched the face, and bottom, of Pippa Middleton into the stratosphere. And now Debenhams are helping Pippa fans to get the look with the launch, later this year, of their version of Pippa’s beautiful Sarah Burton dress.
Debenhams were inundated with customers enquiring about the possibility of a Pippa style dress, and so decided to bow to public demand by creating its own homage to it. So great is the anticipated demand that the retailer has taken the unusual step of creating a ‘lady-in-waiting list’ to allow customers to reserve the departments store’s homage to Pippa Middleton’s iconic figure-hugging bridesmaid gown, which reportedly cost £20,000.
Alain Mehada, Chief Personal Shopper, Debenhams Oxford Street says: “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. 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.”
The Debenhams version is a very good tribute to the original dress, with its cowl neckline, neat row of buttons running down the back of the dress, and its streamlined silhouette. The good news is this version costs just £170 – a fraction of the cost of Pippa’s gown.
In addition to the bridesmaid dress, a version of Pippa’s green Alice Temperley dress which she wore to the evening reception, will also be available in the coming months, at the bargain price of £99.
Russell Fish, Head of Occcassion wear Design at Debenhams commented: “Like everyone we were glued to our tellies for the wedding and have been huge Kate and Pippa fans ever since. We taken the best of the dresses and added our designer twist. Now you can get the Middletons’ look at High Street prices.”
If you are interested in getting the Pippa look, make sure you add your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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