Kate Middleton’s Polka-Dot Dress Is A No-Brainer For Spring
Spring is, without a doubt, the duchess' favorite season. She has a closet full of vibrant color and cheerful prints and these warm, sunny days are the perfect excuse to wear them. The latest in Kate Middleton outfit inspiration is a polka-dot dress guaranteed to become your next obsession.
On Tues., the royal paid a solo visit to Bletchley Park, where she attended an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The sun was shining in Milton Keynes, 50 miles northwest of her London abode, and Middleton took full advantage of the welcomed spring weather.
Her Royal Highness wore a navy button-up dress adorned with allover white polka dots for the occasion. The flowy midi — an Alessandra Rich number she's worn before, in true Middleton fashion — features long sleeves, a drop waist, and a contrasting white collar and cuffs. She wore it with pretty pearl earrings, her all-time favorite Emmy Rebecca pumps in powder blue, and a matching Smythson clutch.
Carrying a bouquet of colorful flowers that she accepted from a little boy in the crowd, Middleton was the epitome of everything springy. Her sweet midi will make you want to pack a picnic and head to the nearest park immediately.
You might recognize the dress from a set of family portraits the royals released last fall. The Windsors got together in Nov. to have their photo taken for Prince Charles' 70th birthday. In it, the Prince of Wales is all-smiles surrounded by his wife, sons, their wives, and his grandchildren. Middleton is holding a 7-month-old Prince Louis while wearing that same polka-dot dress.
Perhaps she bought it after seeing Abigail Spencer wear it during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in 2018. In any case, Middleton's beloved crepe de chine midi has become a staple in her spring wardrobe. With the similar ones ahead, it can now be a staple in yours, too.
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Middleton's exact dress is no longer in stock, unfortunately, but this updated version of it — by the same designer — is so similar.
Opt for the traditional black-and-white palette instead with this dot-print shirtdress. Its loose and flowy silhouette is the definition of cozy-chic.
Make the dress more casual by pairing it with low-key Converse or your favorite chunky white tennis shoes.