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.


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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