7 Wedding Dresses Like Kate Middleton's That Are Chic & Timeless

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The desire to emulate royal style is nothing new, especially when it comes to bridal inspiration. Whether you're knee-deep in the stressful process of planning your special day or you're just the daydreaming type, Kate Middleton's wedding dress will inspire you on your search for the perfect gown. A cross between traditional elegance and of-the-moment minimalism, the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding look was right in line with her day-to-day style.

Three children and a royal sister-in-law later, Middleton's wedding to Prince William in April of 2011 seems like a distant memory. While the details of the joyous ceremony will go down in British history forever, so will Middleton's iconic dress, designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

The victorian-inspired gown featured a strapless sweetheart neckline, a lace long-sleeve overlay, and a flowing a-line hem. The 9-foot train brought just the right amount of drama, as opposed to her royal mother-in-law, Princess Diana's, 25-foot-long version.

Middleton's makeup highlighted her ever-present, understated glow, a beauty look she's stayed true to since entering the spotlight. She wore her rich brown hair in classic curls, finishing it off with a dreamy tiara and a sheer veil. As for jewelry, the Duchess kept it simple with diamond drop earrings and a bare neck to accentuate the dress's intricate upper half.

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Maybe a custom-made Alexander McQueen dress with hand-sewn French lace and an epic hand-me-down tiara from the Queen herself aren't exactly the most realistic wedding dreams. However, taking notes from Middleton's retro and romantic style is totally possible when planning your special day.

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See-through lace sleeves are sophisticated and unique, while a flowing skirt keeps the look totally classic. Copy Middleton's bouncy curls, or make the style your own by opting for a twisted updo, a bohemian braid, or a sleek slick-back.

Ahead, start compiling your 2019 wedding dress vision board with The Zoe Report's choices for Middleton-inspired gowns that will make you want to say "I do" over and over again.

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