M&S launch a £40 version of Kate's favourite summer dress

Sarah Ilston
·2-min read
Photo credit: WPA Pool
Photo credit: WPA Pool

From Red Online

Arguably one of the most stylish members of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton never fails to impress us with her fashion-forward choices — the only caveat being, sometimes her dreamy designer numbers are slightly out of our price range.

Which is why we're always thrilled when the high street delivers a more affordable version — with M&S recently producing an incredibly similar dress to one of Kate's most-loved for just £39.50.

Last July, in the height of summer (remember sun?), the Catherine opted for a fitted Emilia Wickstead polka dot shirt dress, while promoting her Tiny Happy People venture — aimed at providing parents with free digital resources to help support them through pregnancy up until their child is five.

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Upon posting the event on the Kensington Royal official Instagram account, Kate's Anatola Pleated Polka-Dot Crepe Shirt dress — which featured a full skirt, collared neck and a gorgeous belted waist — received numerous positive comments from fans of her look.

Sadly, as is often the case with styles we love, Kate's exact dress originally retailed at a pricey £1,565, and although it was later knocked down to £469 in the sale, it has now (unsurprisingly) sold out in all sizes.

Luckily, as we crawl slowly towards summer once more, M&S have risen to the occasion and produced a £39.50 version that features almost all of the exact same details as Kate's designer dress — for a fraction of the price.

Complete with the same button up shirt-style front, mid-length style and eye-catching print, the only thing missing is the belted waist detailing, which — after spending much of year eating and not moving much — is no bad thing.

It's currently available in both regular and long lengths — with sizes 8-12 currently sold out in the long, but all sizes available in the regular.

We can't wait to snap it up in time for spring!

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