Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen Gown Inspired These Celebrity Wedding Dresses

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all.
by Ivy Jacobson
Kate Middleton and Prince William
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Happy fifth anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! We seriously can't believe it's been five whole years since Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey, where the royal bride took our breaths away in her custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Since then, we've definitely seen a few celebrity (and one royal!) brides who seemed to take a style cue from the duchess and modeled their look after her long-sleeve, illusion neckline, lace ball gown.

Take another peek at Kate Middleton's wedding dress (we know you don't ever get tired of looking at it!).

Kate Middleton and Prince William
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And now, check out these four lovely Kate Middleton–inspired celebrity wedding dresses!

Allison Williams

Allison Williams wedding dress
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When Allison Williams wed Ricky Van Veen wearing custom Oscar de la Renta, she definitely kept Kate Middleton's gown in mind with an illusion neckline, full skirt and lace appliqués. "Who didn't look at Kate Middleton's and Pippa's dresses?" Williams told Entertainment Tonight. "Kate's in particular, because it was actually bridal and [I thought,] 'Well, that's just like perfection.' "

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell wedding dress
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Since Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) is a friend of the Royal Family, she likely took inspiration from Kate Middleton's wedding dress when she wed Christian Horner. She and British designer Phillipa Lepley worked together to create her gown with sheer lace sleeves and a romantic skirt with lace appliqués. Lepley told People that Halliwell wanted her "simple, clean and couture" wedding dress to be "feminine and very English." Nailed it!

Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton wedding dress
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Even though Nicky Hilton is an American heiress, that didn't stop her from getting as close to British royalty as possible at her wedding—literally. When Hilton wed British banking heir James Rothschild in a breathtaking Valentino couture wedding dress with long sleeves, an illusion neckline and guipure lace, the royal feel didn't stop there. The couple also wed in Kensington Gardens' Orangery venue—which is right next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Kensington Palace home!

Princess Sofia of Sweden

Princess Sofia wedding dress
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From one royal bride to another! Looks like Princess Sofia of Sweden looked to the Kate Middleton for bridal style inspiration when she wed Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in a custom-made wedding dress by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. With the full, simply adorned skirt, lace sleeves, sweetheart bodice and illusion overlay neckline with a slight V dip—and don't forget the tiara—we love her nod to the duchess's trendsetting look.

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