Get The Look On A Budget: Kate Middleton's Polka Dot Dress

The Princess of Wales is no stranger to a good fashion moment, and her latest look is no different. She was spotted wearing the Rixo Izzy Dress recently when attending a school function with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis (per Kate Middleton Style Blog). The shirt dress, which features a warm brown base covered in white polka dots, is the same style as the dress she wore earlier this year from the same brand (per Red).

In fact, Kate Middleton is well known for wearing this timeless print, having sported many dresses, skirts, and blouses with polka dots, including in the photo she took on the steps of St Mary's Hospital after giving birth to Prince George (per Grazia).

As you may have guessed, the Rixo Izzy dress is now completely sold out. It also costs just under $400, which is out of budget for many of us. However, there are plenty of alternatives to the Duchess of Cambridge's dress that will leave you feeling as elegant as Kate herself.

You can recreate Kate Middleton's classic look without much difficulty

You can pull off the polka dot trend easily with a shirt dress like Kate Middleton's. For an even chicer look, pair your dress with gold and pearl earrings like the Duchess of Cambridge did (per Page Six).

At a similar price point but featuring a slightly different design, the Ruffled Polka-Dot Crepe Midi Dress from Ralph Lauren is stunningly sophisticated and perfect for daytime formal events (via Who What Wear). Running from sizes 00 up to 18, it is priced at $348. The stunning fit-and-flare silhouette is designed to hit at mid-calf and is accentuated by a ruffle neckline and short puff sleeves. 

Another fabulous option is the Brown Polka Dot Midi Shirt Dress from River Island. This dress has all the elegance and flair of the Duchess' original Rixo dress at a fraction of the price. Costing $78, the dress also has short puff sleeves and a V-neckline with a button-front fastening. It is available in sizes 2 to 14.

There are plenty of options to suit each budget

On a budget? No worries. The Polka Dot Print Butterly Sleeve Ruffle Trim Wrap Dress from Shein is priced at under $20 and has all the charm of the Duchess of Cambridge's original dress with the added flirty appeal of butterfly sleeves. It starts at a size 2 and goes up to a size 12. Kate Middleton wears wrap dresses often to create a refined and feminine look (per Dress like a Duchess), and this dress will achieve a similar aesthetic. 

Similarly, the floaty shirred sleeves of the ASOS Design Textured Shirred Wrap Ruffle Waist Maxi Dress lend it a free-flowing look. Available in sizes 0-14, the dress' reddish-brown base will complement many colors, from khaki to staple black and white. Currently priced at $25 (down from $63), you'll love this dress even more knowing you bagged yourself a bargain. For a classic Princess of Wales look, pair this dress with some leather sneakers for a cool vibe or with ankle-tie wedges during warmer months (via Cosmopolitan).