An Affordable Version of Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Is Now Available at H&M

It's $299, and totally flawless.

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As Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry fast approaches, the world is excited to find out what the bride will be wearing when she walks down the aisle.


And while we don't yet know which designer Markle has selected (opens in new tab) for her big day, an affordable version of Kate Middleton's classic wedding gown (opens in new tab) is finally available at H (opens in new tab)&M (opens in new tab). Seriously.

Her flawless Alexander McQueen wedding gown (opens in new tab) has been unforgettable since she married Prince William (opens in new tab) on April 29, 2011. And while H&M's much cheaper version of the dress doesn't have the same lengthy train that Pippa Middleton helped carry for her sister, it's still a gorgeous option for anyone's nuptials:

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At $299, H&M's long lace dress (opens in new tab) is an elegant replica of Middleton's own wedding gown, at a much more affordable price. The website (opens in new tab) describes the gown as having a "lace bodice and skirt in an airy weave," and it appears to have an almost identical neckline to the Duchess' gown:

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According to H&M's website (opens in new tab), the dress also has a "scalloped V-neck with support panels at the top, an opening with a covered button at the back of the neck and a concealed zip at the back. Long sleeves with scalloped trims, a seam at the waist with a grosgrain band, and a gently flared skirt."

If you want to feel like a literal princess on your wedding day, then H&M's version of the Duchess of Cambridge's gown is essential. H&M's new bridal collection (opens in new tab) caters to every budget, and the fact that it draws inspiration from a royal wedding (opens in new tab) is totally apt right now.

It's also a good option if you're looking for something to wear on May 19...


Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.