M&S has a £49 dress that looks just like one of Kate Middleton's gorgeous polka dot pieces

The Princess of Wales wore a polka dot Rixo number back in 2022 - and this M&S dress is a bargain lookalike

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M&S is selling a polka dot dress that looks super similar to a Rixo number worn by Kate Middleton back in 2022 - and it's less than £50. 

When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, there's a few pieces that are essential to see you through summer, from a pair of your best white trainers to some straight leg jeans. But a comfy, flattering and stylish shirt dress is a must, too. 

And considering we've been taking style notes from the Princess of Wales ever since she stepped into the royal spotlight long over a decade ago, we were thrilled to see that a lookalike of one of her most gorgeous summer dresses is for sale at M&S. 

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Flashback to September 2022 when Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived at Lambrook School in Berkshire for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis's settling in day. It was a big moment for the family, as the Wales kids had left behind their old school, Thomas's Battersea, to start at Lambrook after their move to Adelaide Cottage near Windsor.

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Arriving for the milestone day, Catherine looked effortlessly elegant in the copper-toned Izzy Rixo piece adorned with white polka dots, sporting the collared shirt dress with a pair of suede caramel-coloured court heels. 

If polka dots are your thing and you're keen to replicate Kate's school run look, high street icon M&S has the perfect option. 

The M&S Collection Polka Dot V-Neck Maxi Wrap Dress is a strikingly similar rival for Kate's Rixo dress, priced at an affordable £49.50. 

The brown frock with white polka dots also shares a similar flowing midi skirt cut with a timeless collared v-neck design. While Kate's dress features slightly longer sleeves, the M&S option has fluttery short sleeves, perfect for warm summer days. 

It's the ideal piece to wear with everything from your go-to sunny weather sandals to a pair of cool trainers - or even a pair of sleek suede heels like Catherine's. 

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.