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The Internet is going crazy for the 50 Shades wedding dress - here are some just like it

Ana Steele's long sleeved lace gown is teaser trailer highlight

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Fifty Shades Freed via Instagram

Fifty Shades Freed via Instagram

Fifty Shades Freed via Instagram

When it comes to weddings, many of us can't help but be inspired by what we see in the movies.

And especially for the dress, from Audrey Hepburn's Jo Stockton in Funny Face to Julia Roberts' Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride, to SJP's Carrie in SATC, many brides have taken a cue from some of the most iconic gowns worn by on-screen brides in helping them to create their wedding look.

So when the first trailer for the latest movie in the Fifty Shades franchise dropped, it was perhaps not a surprise that fans were falling over themselves for the new Mrs Grey's wedding gown.

The teaser for Fifty Shades Freed opens on a wedding gown hanging from a huge sparkling chandelier, followed by a shot of the dress being fastened from the back (an illusion hook-and-eye button fastener, which would make the garment all the easier to get in an out of).

A pan of the gown then shows it in all its gorgeous glory; the fitted, off-the-shoulder silhouette complemented by a long lace-trimmed veil which Steele (played by Dakota Johnson) wears with her hair in a high bun.

The costumes in the series have piqued the attention of fans before, with Steele wearing a silk Monique Lhuillier grey gown with long hand-sewn feather capelet for the 'Darker' episode.

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Jilliana by Sottero & Midgley

Jilliana by Sottero & Midgley

Sylvia by Mia Mia

Sylvia by Mia Mia

Sena by Kelly Faetanini | Photo by Dan and Corina Lecca for SS2016 NEW YORK BRIDAL

Sena by Kelly Faetanini | Photo by Dan and Corina Lecca for SS2016 NEW YORK BRIDAL

Zoe by Lihi Hod

Zoe by Lihi Hod

Portia by Kelly Faetanini

Portia by Kelly Faetanini

Jasmine by Bridal by Wendy Makin

Jasmine by Bridal by Wendy Makin

Manuela by Mia Mia

Manuela by Mia Mia

Savannah by BHLDN

Savannah by BHLDN

Simone by Flora

Simone by Flora

Capri top by BHLDN

Capri top by BHLDN

Ella by Lihi Hod

Ella by Lihi Hod

Vanessa by Wendy Makin

Vanessa by Wendy Makin

Style 8903 by Justin Alexander

Style 8903 by Justin Alexander

Lace bodice Xiriva by Pronovias

Lace bodice Xiriva by Pronovias

Mori Lee Style 3212 from McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

Mori Lee Style 3212 from McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

Roberta by Maggie Sottero

Roberta by Maggie Sottero

Pique by BHLDN

Pique by BHLDN

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Jilliana by Sottero & Midgley

Some fans have commented that the gown is not dissimilar from the one worn by Bella Swan in the Twilight series - a long sleeved silk Caroline Herrera gown that was all about the illusion, buttoned-up back.

The style is certainly on-trend for bridal, with many design houses opting to include an off-the-shoulder style in their collections and more featuring delicate long lace sleeves throughout their offerings.

Full length lace sleeves have been in vogue again in a major way since Kate Middleton donned the look for her wedding back in 2011 and seem to be going nowhere soon.

TIP! If you like the look (whatever about the books or movies) but are struggling to find something the same style for your big day, consider instead opting for a simple gown and adding a long lace off-the-shouder separate as an extra layer.

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