We did a double take when Nicola Roberts walked the Pride of Britain red carpet with her Girls Aloud bandmates. The pointed bodice, waist-cinching corset and pouffed skirt were all too familar... Not surprisingly since they were last seen on Sarah Jessica Parker in our must-see film of last year, Sex and the City: The Movie.
It was the wedding dress Carrie Bradshaw so famously wore when she was jilted by Mr Big at her New York wedding, and one that captivated audiences everywhere... So much so that net-a-porter sold out of the gown when they stocked it exclusively online.
Nicola Roberts went for the slightly less cathedral-worthy option, and wore the frock with the floor-skimming part removed, so the skirt finished demurely just below the knee.
Although the look had less of the head-turning drama, it was interesting to see the Girls Aloud star borrowed a little of SATC wardrobe mistress Patricia Field's styling and added some headwear... Not a turquoise feathered number this time, a rather more easy-to-wear black Alice band with flower detail.
By Pat McNulty