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Dash to grab Pippa's 'mini' dress -- at the 'maxi' price of €1,425

THIS is how it should be done, Pippa.

Princess Kate Middleton's sister raised more than a few eyebrows after being snapped in this 'short' dress during the week.

But it seems it might not be as mini as Pippa Middleton made out.

Kate's bridesmaid had to cross her legs to save her modesty at a recent event in what has been considered a fashion faux pas by some.

But as these pictures reveal, it is possible to wear the Alice Temperley designer gown without revealing too much.

Fashionistas are scrambling to get hold of Pippa's latest style -- but they'll need to hurry because only two will go on sale in Dublin -- at a hefty €1,425 price tag.

Twenty-eight year-old Pippa gave the thumbs up to the British label by sitting front row in the short black and cream number at London Fashion Week.

However, shoppers looking to steal her classic style will have to make a dash for Brown Thomas's Designer Room to snap one up.

A spokesperson at the Grafton Street store said they were thrilled that the patterned dress has arrived.

"Alice Temperley produces a limited number of special pieces worldwide every season and we're delighted to stock two of this particular Classic Fan Dress as part of our Autumn Winter 2011 Collections."

Those of us who can't afford this luxurious item can emulate Miss Middleton's look on a budget and invest in a imitation of the emerald green gown she sported to the royal wedding reception dinner in April.

Department store Debenhams is set to launch their dedicated collection of replica dresses next month.