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The Answer to the Questions on the Nation’s lips: Who made Kate Middleton’s blue Engagement Dress & where can I buy it?

All is revealed - Kate Middleton's engagement dress designer was from Issa! Speculators suggest that Issa could be chosen as the Royal Wedding Dress designer.Sapphire blue silk wrap dress royal engagement photo Kate Middleton Issa

The Chief Bridesmaid absolutely LOVED the beautiful blue silk wrap dress that Kate wore for her engagement photo shoot and interview, and so spent all of yesterday trying to get one of her own.

Kate’s fitted frock cost £385 and is from Issa, a London-based fashion label set up by Brazilian-born designer Daniella Issa Helayel. The dress was so popular among the nation that within 12 hours of Kate and Will’s interview being aired, it sold out on website royal wedding photo call dress kate william

Where can I get Kate's dress for myself?

Whilst Kate's exact dress has now sold out, Matches still have this similar Issa dress available in a pale grey colour for a slightly cheaper (but still unobtainable for most of us non-royals) £330 on

Similar Issa dress to Kate Middleton engagement photo blue dressBut don’t worry girls, no doubt the high street designers will be knocking up replicas in no time, and when it does, The Chief Bridesmaid will be here to report on where you can buy it!

As well as celebrities like Madonna and Naomi Campbell, Issa has been a favourite designer of Kate Middleton for several years. The rumour mill is now suggesting that Issa-founder Daniella Issa Helayel could even be a contender to design the Royal Wedding dress itself!

Will Issa be the Royal Wedding Dess designer?

Adding fuel to the fire is that Issa has recently begun making custom bridal gowns, including a wedding dress for Jessica Simon, the daughter of Monsoon owner Peter Simon.

The good news for Brides is that Issa already has a couple of ready-to-wear full-length white evening dresses that would make great low-cost wedding gowns. Check out my next blog on how to get a wedding dress from the Royal Dress Designer for just over 400 pounds!

Alternatively, read on to get money saving tips on buying a wedding dress.

Article posted: 2010-11-18 00:39:39