M&S has the dreamiest white summer dress just like Kate Middleton's

Princess Kate's Zimmerman summer dress has long been discontinued - but M&S have just dropped a rival piece that looks so similar

Kate Middleton
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In preparation for summer, high-street retailer M&S has just released a new white midi dress that looks just like a gorgeous piece loved by Kate Middleton. 

White midi dresses are set to be a spring/summer wardrobe staple for the coming year, with many experts promising that the simple piece will be a vital part of anyone's wardrobe - especially if they're starting to build a spring capsule wardrobe and looking for some key basics that will underpin every outfit

There are so many styles to choose from but one we still adore is Kate Middleton's stunning Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress that she debuted back in 2014 while on a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand. 

Kate Middleton in white Zimmerman midi dress

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Shop Kate's Lookalike M&S Dress

Pure Cotton Broderie Midi Shirt Dress, £59 | M&S

Pure Cotton Broderie Midi Shirt Dress, £59 | M&S

This pure cotton shirt dress, featuring a flattering tie belt at the waist, is the perfect elevated everyday piece. With a collared neckline and short puff sleeves, as well as a dainty broderie fabric, it's effortlessly elegant and easy to style. Don't wait for the M&S sale to snap this up.

The dress's gorgeous a-line skirt, its sophisticated three-quarter length sleeves, and, of course, the dainty cut out detailing makes the style the perfect warm weather attire. It's just one of the royal's looks that has us desperate to know more about her style secrets. But, unfortunately, the dress, which was part of Zimmerman's Summer Swim 2014 collection, is no longer available to buy - unless you have a keen eye and quick finger on eBay that is.

But it turns out you don't need to recreate Kate Middleton's wardrobe exactly in order to dress like Kate Middleton. That's because M&S have just released a new summer dress that looks so much like her white Zimmermann dress for less than £60!

M&S Kate Middleton lookalike dress

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Just like the Princess of Wales's midi dress, the M&S lookalike features stunning embroidered broderie material and is made from pure cotton to ensure it is both lightweight and breathable for those sunny days spent in the warmth. 

With a lightly tailored bodice and an A-line skirt, you can utilise the tie waist belt to create a a more accentuated fit, or leave the belt undone for a more relaxed look. 

Lean into Kate's sophisticated styling with a pair of her favourite espadrilles, or keep it casual with some trendy sandals like the new 'must-have' M&S mules that look just like Hermes' iconic Oran sandals - and don't forget to protect those eyes from the sun with a pair of 2024's hottest sunglasses

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
Freelance news writer

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.