Brides favour royal trends
TOOWOOMBA'S brides are scrambling to keep up with the latest wedding trends set by the royal family.
Inquiries from brides-in-waiting have flowed since the April 29 royal wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William.
Everything from the style of Catherine's box-pleated skirt to her “going away” fur coat are being copied by local brides.
“We have a fur coat, similar to what Kate changed into, which is selling quickly,” Jacqueline Zhang of Fiorenza Bridal and After Five store said.
Jacqui Walker from A Touch of Romance Bridal and Formal said many brides had been making inquiries about the famous threads.
She said modern brides were hoping to emulate maid-of-honour Pippa Middleton's figure hugging ivory gown.
“We have a look-a-like Pippa gown in the pipeline now,” Ms Walker said.
Aleisha Culverwell of Spurling Bridal and Formalwear said the Ruthven St store carried a range of gowns inspired by party dresses seen at the royal wedding reception.