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Despite all the hype surrounding Kate Middleton's royal wedding gown, according to the Wall Street Journal, "bridal experts played down any Kate Middleton effect." With over 600,000 visitors passing through Buckingham Palace to see the gown on display, according to reports the design hasn't inspired many other brides-to-be.

"Other designers copied [Middleton's gown] and had it on the runway right away, but what we noticed though, is that nobody bought it," bridal designer Gregory Nato told the WSJ. This lack in impact seems rather clear with Vera Wang's black wedding dresses recently unveiled at Bridal Fashion Week. With this in mind we take a look at Marchesa's latest bridal collection for Autumn 2012.

While there was plenty of lace and a few long-sleeved numbers showcased, there wasn't an obvious connection to Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown with Marchesa's new collection. Having said that, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig did present an ethereal underwater world full of fantasy and femininity. Think layered tulle, embroidered sections, draped gazar bodices in all manner of long and short styles.

See more of the collection at WWD.