BRIDEfinds: The Royal Treatment

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With the royal wedding date fast approaching (April 29th!), and details on everything from the invitations to the shoes coming to light, any bride-to-be has plenty of inspiration to take away from the big event.  We’ve rounded up 5 chic ways to Kate Middleton-ify your wedding — handsome prince not included.


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1. Drapey Blue Engagement Dress

The cinched blue Issa London dress Kate wore to the official engagement press conference may be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the look for your own engagement party or rehearsal dinner. Try this Catherine Malandrino Indigo Silk Bodice Dress ($75 rental, $450 retail).


2. Flats

It was recently revealed that Kate would be wearing flats down the aisle (one of her 4 shoe changes!), and we think this is a fabulous idea. Try the comfortable, princess-approved look for yourself with these Stuart Weitzman "Lastikon" Glitter Ballet Flats ($275).


3. Gilded Invitations

Kate and William chose engraved invitations with gold lettering and gilded edges. Replicate the luxe look at home with the Crane's thermography set (from $2.33) — even if your guest list does not include world leaders.


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4.  Aspinal of London Clutch

Kate wore the Aspinal of London Eaton clutch ($409) to a wedding earlier this year. Give your wedding the royal treatment by having your bridesmaids carry the same style.


5. Hats!

If you’re feeling regal, or want to take your black tie wedding up a notch, try a Kate Middleton-approved style from Philip Treacy. Feathers, netting and other adornment is “the more the merrier,” with these statement headpieces.


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