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Kate Middleton's polka dot obsession continues - 7 dresses she'd love that won't break the bank

Dress like a Duchess for less!

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Megan Bull
Megan BullTV Writer
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When it comes to royal fashion, there's no duo more iconic than Kate Middleton and her penchant for polka dots. 

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Owning several styles in the timeless print, the Duchess has added polka dot pieces from Alessandra Rich, Emilia Wickstead, L.K.Bennett, Topshop and more to her ever-growing collection. 

With the 'Kate effect' sparking searches for 'polka dot dresses' each and every time she wears one, we've rounded up the best dotty designs from the high street so you can dress like a Duchess for less.

After the royal's latest appearance at Wimbledon, one thing's clear – Kate's polka dot obsession isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and neither is ours! 

Best polka dot dresses Kate Middleton would love

Surprising fans at a street party in the Ladbroke Grove area, The Duchess of Cambridge looked effortlessly elegant in a polka dot midi by Alessandra Rich. Accessorising with pearl drop earrings and a pair of white Jimmy Choo pumps, the mum-of-three's outfit was an instant hit with fans. 

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Duchess Kate looked pretty in polka dots at Wimbledon

She later rewore it to day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship, coordinating it with a white leather handbag called the 'Amberley Small' by Mulberry, plus white slingback heels that were also by Alessandra Rich


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Blue Polka Dot Dress, £40, Dorothy Perkins

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Duchess Kate turned heads at Royal Ascot in a beautiful white dress that was emblazoned with polka dots 

A vision in white, Duchess Kate gave off 'My Fair Lady' vibes as she attended Royal Ascot. Unsurprisingly, Kate's dress was by one of her favourite designers, Alessandra Rich, which she teamed with a glorious woven hat of the same monochrome hue.

The dress comes in at just under £2,000 and is sadly a past season buy, but luckily Oasis has an affordable solution. 


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Ivory Spot Pussybow Pleated Midi Dress, £63.20, Oasis


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Kate stepped out in a dotty Alessandra Rich dress for the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service

A picture of sophistication as she attended the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service at Westminster Abbey in March, Duchess Kate put on a sophisticated display to pay her respects to Prince Philip.

Donning a beautiful black and white polka dot dress, she added a striking feather-trimmed hat by Lock & Co plus black leather stilettos. While scrolling through ASOS we did a double-take after spotting this near-identical midi from & Other Stories, and it's already selling like hotcakes! 


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& Other Stories Black Polka Dot Dress, £85, ASOS


WATCH: Kate Middleton Supports BBC's New Initiative Tiny Happy People

Back in 2020, Prince William's wife stunned in the new spotted Emilia Wickstead Anatola dress. On hand to introduce Tiny Happy People, a BBC Education initiative, Kate polished off her ensemble with her favourite Castañer Carina wedge espadrilles. 

Still obsessed with her shirt dress? Thanks to Marks & Spencer, you can shop this silky lookalike for £225. 


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Jaeger Pure Silk Button Print Midi Shirt Dress, £225, Marks & Spencer

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The mum-of-three recycled this navy polka dot design from Alessandra Rich in 2019

Complete with a contrasting collar and cuffed sleeves, Kate recycled this navy polka dot design during a Bletchley Park exhibition in 2019. Boasting an ​​eye-watering price tag of £1,750, if you're in the market for something similar – but more affordable – then this £46 style from River Island ticks all of the boxes.  


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Black Polka Dot Swing Dress, £20, River Island

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Kate introduced Prince George to the world in a polka dot number by Jenny Packham

Introducing Prince George to the world in 2013, the brunette beauty stepped out in a pastel blue number from Jenny Packham. While the Duchess' exact dress is a bespoke creation, you can replicate her look with a little help from Wallis. 


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Blue Spot Printed Wrap Dress, £62.10, Wallis

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While pregnant she wowed in a dotty mini dress from Topshop 

While pregnant with Prince George, Kate covered her growing baby bump in a white and black polka dot mini dress from Topshop. Sure to score the royal seal of approval, this £24.99 version from New Look is a great choice for all of your summer celebrations. 


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White Spot Ruched Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, £18.74, New Look


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