Remember Kate Middleton's iconic black and white dotty dress? M&S has the perfect £39 dupe | The Sun

KATE Middleton has long been a style icon, and one we frequently turn to for fashion inspiration.

The Princess of Wales is often spotted wearing a polka dot dress to royal engagements, though they typically from a designer brand, and come with an expensive price tag.

  • Spot Print Midaxi Tea Dress, £39.50 from M&S – buy here

Luckily for shoppers, M&S has heard our cries for affordable designs with aroyal vibe, and one of their new drops,the Spot Print Midaxi Tea Dress for £39.50 is a must-have.

The Spot Print Midaxi Tea Dress looks very similar to a number of polka dot dresses Kate has previously worn.

Cast your mind back to 2020 when Kate stepped out in a stunning blue and white polka dot dress with a white collar from Beulah London to attend the 72nd anniversary of a King's Lynn hospital in Norfolk.

Read more fashion

magic marks

Marks and Spencer £40 beauty advent calendar 2023 UK revealed


Inside Marks and Spencer’s Christmas menu as orders open in HOURS

Fast forward two years and the 41-year-old royal adorned a polka dot midi dress from Alessandra Rich, which fetched around £1,500, to the late Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service.

She turned to the London-based designer once again in 2022 as she wore, yet another, blue and white polka dot dress to Wimbledon.

However, the four-figure price tag of these designer buys does not fill us (or our bank balance), with much joy, so we are thrilled that M&S has released a similar, and much more affordable, alternative.

M&S' Spot Print Tea Midaxi Dress retails for a fraction of the price but looks equally as expensive as the designer counterparts.

Most read in Fashion and Beauty

Winter Warmers

14 best hoodies for women

Snuggle bubble

Shoppers rush to buy ‘toasty’ oversized hoodie scanning for £19.99 only

Hike Hero

Amazon shoppers rave about ‘brilliant’ backpack scanning at the tills for £20


Shoppers go wild for GHD Glide hot brush slashed to £120 in Prime Day deal

The M&S polka dot dress boasts a regular fit, as it floats over the bust, before cinching in around the waist thanks to a subtle pleated bias hem to accentuate the wearer's figure, without being too restrictive or figure hugging.

The design floats out into a straight floaty mid-length skirt, which falls midway down the leg between the calf and the ankle.

It also boasts an uber-flattering balloon 3/4-length sleeve, a gorgeous round neckline and zip-up fastening at the back of the dress.

M&S has listed this dress as a "chocolate mix", which, in other words, means a deep brown with a cream spot print.

The dress is available to buy in petite, regular and long sizes, ranging from a UK dress size 6 to 24, and M&S has stressed the dress fits true to size.

This one piece can be worn to the office, date night dinners and drinks, as well as weddings, christenings and other special occasions.

It is super versatile as you can pair it with trainers, heeled boots, or heels.

While this M&S dress is part of the new collection, shoppers are already singing its praises.

One review read: "It's gorgeous, perfect fit, length and sleeve are lovely. So pleased with it."

Another added: "Purchased for a family wedding soon. Love the length, the round neck (makes a nice change from so many v-neck clothing) and sleeve length, the pattern as well as the chocolate colour."

While a third shared: "The colours in it make a good change from the usual run at this time of year of black, more black, or animal print.

"The brown is a soft mocha shade, with a cafe latte polka dot. The sleeves are 3/4 and again, a nice change from all the puffed, elasticated sleeves of late."

Want to emulate Kate Middleton's style even more, we have nifty tips to help you on your royal fashion journey.

Read More on The Sun


Katie Price’s heartbreak as son Harvey returns to hospital


I assumed tiny marks all over my son were a rash – his story could save others

M&S has some stunning staples lately, especially in Sienna Miller's latest collection.

Maybe you need more outerwear pieces in your wardrobe, and the Mango faux shearling is back due to popular demand.

Looking for more stylish savings at your favourite fashion chains? Visit Sun Vouchers where you’ll find amazing discounts and voucher codes for hundreds of fashion retailers including ASOS, Very, River Island, Roman Originals, New Look and more.

Source: Read Full Article