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Pippa O'Connor and Brian Ormond. Photo: David Conachy.

Pippa O'Connor and Brian Ormond. Photo: David Conachy.

Pippa O'Connor and Brian Ormond. Photo: David Conachy.

HAS Pippa O'Connor set her sights too high with the sale of her designer wedding dress on a site for second-hand nuptial gowns?

The Monique Lhuillier dress, which Pippa herself describes as "absolutely breathtaking", is one of the most expensive on the entire website, sellmyweddingdress.net.

The model bought the dress on a visit to New York for €5,500 and is prepared to sell it off for €3,000 or nearest offer.

Four other Monique Lhuillier gowns on the same site, however, are on sale for a lot less. One bought for €6,000 is on offer for just €1,500 while another bought for €5,950 is being sold for €2,300.

Pippa's wedding to Brian Ormond, held in the lavish surrounds of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Wicklow, was the subject of a fly-on-the-wall television show, so many people will have seen the "breathtaking" gown.

 

Sentimental

The new mother, who enviously bounced back to her model figure within two weeks of giving birth to son Ollie recently, says she's not sentimental about her wedding dress.

"I'm so happy to sell it. It's such a beautiful dress, it would be a shame to just have it lying at home," she said.

On the website, she describes the dress as having "a beautifully fitted sweet-heart neck line, fitted waist with a full princess-look skirt. the dress is very light and comfortable despite the big skirt".

On her wedding day she wore it with a jewelled celtic design belt which she says can be bought separately. The gown was made to measure by Monique Lhuillier, who counts Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Hillary Swank among her clients.

The 5ft 9ins model says the gown was originally designed with sleeves "but I had it made without them as I thought it was more appropriate for our summer wedding".

The dress was altered from a size 10 to a size eight with a bust size of 34C

For now. Pippa's time is taken up with baby Ollie and being an ambassador for the Mothercare baby range. Asked about having more children, she responded: "Who knows! We'll have to see how we get on with number 1 first! So far it's been a great experience and I really enjoyed being pregnant."

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