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Something borrowed? Kate's dress sure to be copied

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The world waited with baited breath to see the wedding dress the newly appointed Duchess of Cambridge chose, and princess Kate surely didn't disappoint.

My oldest daughter is 20, and while there are no wedding plans for her in the works right now, it's likely what Kate Middleton wore Friday will have an affect on what she and other brides wear down the aisle.

It was what every royal watcher wanted to know -- a look at the best-kept secret within the Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William: the dress. Diane D'Angelo has spent 25 years designing wedding dresses and jewelry through her company D'Angelo Couture, and says what Kate wore will change everything.

"It absolutely affects the fashion industry," she said.

Kate emerged in a much more simple gown than Princess Diana 30 years ago, a dress that had its own impact on the fashion industry. But that was the early 80s.

"We're over the 80s poofs, we're into the girl wearing the dress, not the dress wearing the girl," Diane said.

Diane and her team weren't disappointed by what they saw.

"It was more than what we had hoped for. We were saying all we want her to do is wear a tiara and sleeves and she did both," she said.

She adds the look Kate brought to the table is a classier one, with a bow towards earlier times, bringing back a lace look that was fading away.

Diane says from the very moment the world got a glimpse of it, the scissors, needle and thread began working away.

"Believe me, you'll see a version of that in different price points in no time flat, probably this week," she said.

The tiara was another major fashion statement, according to Diane. She says so many brides have shied away over the years, but the royal touch will most certainly put them back on brides' heads.

The Duchess of Cambridge had a second wedding dress she slipped into following the formal affair. It too was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

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