Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton‘s beloved blue Issa dress is back! The piece first attracted worldwide attention when Middleton wore it in November 2010 to announce her engagement to Prince William. Six years later, the designer of the famous frock has returned with a near-identical rendition — and at a fraction of its original cost.
The original design from Issa — a royal blue, wrap dress — flew off shelves immediately after the announcement at its retail price of $535. The Duke and Duchess memorably revealed the news of their future nuptials in the State Apartments of St James Palace in London, England. The couple married in a spectacular, world-broadcasted wedding the following April.
Years later, the piece remains one of the most iconic looks to come from Middleton’s impressive — and rather extensive wardrobe. According to People, Issa’s founder and former creative director, Daniella Helayel, has now designed a remarkably-similar version of the Duchess’ coveted blue number.
The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out in a multitude of stunning dresses since debuting that Issa piece. From her Grace Kelly-inspired Alexander McQueen wedding gown to the royal blue dress she wore to SportsAid’s 40th anniversary dinner in London back in June, her style is always on-point.