Kate Middleton Just Revived the Classic Pattern She's Made Famous Over the Years

Recreate her style with these affordable options

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive at the Royal Box at the Centre court prior to the start of the men's singles quarter final tennis match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Jannik Sinner on the ninth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and Prince William. Photo: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty

Kate Middleton knows a good thing when she sees it.

If you've been admiring the Duchess of Cambridge's elegant style over the years like we have, you'll know that classic polka dots are on heavy rotation for the royal. She's worn the timeless pattern at numerous functions over the years — like that time she recreated an outfit inspired by Princess Diana, and most recently when making an appearance at Wimbledon alongside Prince William.

The mother of three looked so radiant in her cornflower blue ensemble by Alessandra Rich (paired with these Finlay sunglasses) at the tennis tournament that we almost didn't realize we'd actually seen her exact dress before. Middleton first turned heads in the demure design during Platinum Jubilee weekend just a few weeks ago, and pulled it out again this past weekend for another marvelous go around.

Of course, we love seeing a royal repeat a good outfit (hello, sustainability), and we especially love it when someone as iconic as Middleton masters the art of nailing her signature style. For a walk down memory lane, you may remember when the duchess wore a nearly identical print back in 2013 for the famous photo op outside of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital cradling Prince George.

Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce Prince George on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital
Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce Prince George on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital. Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic

In case you're on the hunt for a few cheerful polka-dot items of your own now, we rounded up some stylish options starting at just $34. Amazon has a number of affordable dresses, like this flowy wrap style and this shorter version with flutter sleeves, and Reformation pulled through with a few slinky numbers, too.

This Isaac Mizrahi design from QVC is a dead ringer for Middleton's signature print, and would be ideal for the office, while this playful silk romper is more suitable for weekend fun.

Shop more polka-dot styles below to channel your inner royal.

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Buy It! Grecerelle Bohemian Flowy Long Maxi Dress, $40.99; amazon.com

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Buy It! Reformation Juliette Polka Dot Midi Dress, $220; farfetch.com

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Buy It! Chuanqi Polka Dot Wrap Dress, $33.98 (orig. $36.88); amazon.com

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Buy It! Jonathan Simkhai Silk Romper, $160.99 (orig. $495); ruelala.com

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Buy It! Isaac Mizrahi Live! Polka Dot Dress, $65.98 (orig. $72.75); qvc.com

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Buy It! Reformation Afternoon Dress, $178; thereformation.com

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