29/04/2011 12:01 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Grace Kelly Vs Kate Middleton: How Similar Are The Wedding Dresses?

Grace Kelly's 1956 dress and Catherine Middleton's 2011 gown. Photos: Getty Images and PA

After our initial flourish of excitement at seeing The Dress at making its way to Westminster Abbey, our thoughts turned to the dress of another wedding dress; that of Princess Grace of Monaco.

Middleton's lace-appliquéd bodice and skirt featuring long lace sleeves is evocative of the iconic dress worn by the film star when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. And our contributing editor Dannii Minogue agrees: "It was amazing to feel the swell of British pride and love for the happy newly weds," she told us. "Kate's dress was reminiscent of my favourite bride, Princess Grace. I loves the simple shape and lace - lace is BACK !" Take a look at out gallery below to see just how similar they really are.