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Kate Middleton's Obama meeting dress sells out, crashes designer's website (Photo)

05/25/2011 by Olivia Allin

Kate Middleton's nude dress that she wore to her meet President Barack Obama and the first lady sold out in stores and has crashed the designer's website.

In her first public appearance since returning from her honeymoon, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a camel-colored body-hugging dress designed by British retailer Reiss. At press time, the company's website was still down, with the notice "currently not available due to unprecedented demand."

The "Shola" dress retails for about $340 and a Reiss spokesperson told RadarOnline, "The dress is flying off the shelves in stores in both the U.K. and the U.S."

In November, the blue Issa London dress Middleton wore to the royal engagement announcement also sold out within hours of the event.

President Barack Obama and the first lady received a warm welcome by the royal family and the newlyweds, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace on May 24, see photos from the visit.

The first lady knows about selling out clothes, some of Michelle Obama's more iconic fashion choices have sold-out in stores in a matter of hours. One dress from retailer White House Black Market sold out within 48 hours of the First Lady's appearance on "The View."

In 2009, Michelle wore a J.Crew cardigan on a trip to London and the item sold out on the retailer's website the following morning. Two days later, it was being sold for twice its value on the auction site eBay.

Prince William and Kate Middleton got married April 29 at Westminster Abbey in front of 1,900 people, and the ceremony was watched by an estimated 2 billion people across the globe.

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