No one sets a trend quite like the Duchess of Cambridge, so when Kate Middleton stepped out in our dream Christmas Day tea dress earlier this week, we knew we had to find out where the outfit was from.
The good news? It’s a high street item, and is still in stock at Kate’s beloved LK Bennett, a label which she’s worn during several public appearances in the past. The not-quite-as-good news, however? It will set you back a slightly eye-watering £325.
Kate chose the dress for her visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital, where she was accompanied by husband Prince William. On the day, Kensington Palace officially announced that the organisation, which supports young children living with rare conditions, is the duchess’ latest patronage.
Polka dots seem to have become something of a signature look for Kate, who also wore a dotty dress in Prince Charles’ recent birthday photographs, which were snapped by royal photographer Chris Jackson earlier this year. The outfit was said to be a nod to the late Princess Diana, who wore a strikingly similar dress back in the 1980s.
Her most recent piece, the LK Mortimer Green Silk Polka Dot Dress (which also comes in navy, if you’re that way inclined), is undoubtedly an investment that could be pulled out of your wardrobe year after year – after all, the classic print, midi length and timeless silhouette mean that it’s unlikely to ever go out of style.
But if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the real deal (and the matching £119 clutch bag from the same store), there are some great alternative styles on the shelves this season. Happy Kate copycatting!