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ICYMI: Kate Middleton's Polka-Dot Dress Is Another Stylish Homage to Princess Diana

PopSugar Logo By Hannah Weil McKinley of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 7: Always the thoughtful dresser, we've come to regard Kate Middleton as not only appropriately attired for any occasion - be it a speaking engagement, gala, or even fresh out of the hospital only a minute postpartum - but one whose wardrobe choices are often imbued with hidden sentiment. That could certainly be said of her polka-dot dress on Tuesday when Kate stepped out to visit to Bletchley Park for a special D-Day exhibition. We all applauded Kate's very relatable choice to rewear her polka-dot Alessandra Rich dress, which we first spotted her wearing for the portraits to celebrate Prince Charles's 70th birthday. What we later noticed is that the dress also bears a striking resemblance to a polka-dot look Princess Diana wore in 1985. 
Sure, some of the details are not exact - Princess Diana's dress comes with a ribbon at the neckline and noticeable shoulder pads (it was the '80s, after all!). Still, it's a resemblance so uncanny, we'd have to imagine Kate, too, has taken note. It's as if Kate plucked the same dress from the royal archives and gave it a fresh 2019 update. While that's not exactly the case - the dresses are from completely different designers - we love the way the duchess has, knowingly or not, called back to her very stylish late mother-in-law and given us all another reason to love this look.

ICYMI: Kate Middleton's Polka-Dot Dress Is Another Stylish Homage to Princess Diana

Always the thoughtful dresser, we've come to regard Kate Middleton as not only appropriately attired for any occasion - be it a speaking engagement, gala, or even fresh out of the hospital only a minute postpartum - but one whose wardrobe choices are often imbued with hidden sentiment. That could certainly be said of her polka-dot dress on Tuesday when Kate stepped out to visit to Bletchley Park for a special D-Day exhibition. We all applauded Kate's very relatable choice to rewear her polka-dot Alessandra Rich dress, which we first spotted her wearing for the portraits to celebrate Prince Charles's 70th birthday. What we later noticed is that the dress also bears a striking resemblance to a polka-dot look Princess Diana wore in 1985.

Sure, some of the details are not exact - Princess Diana's dress comes with a ribbon at the neckline and noticeable shoulder pads (it was the '80s, after all!). Still, it's a resemblance so uncanny, we'd have to imagine Kate, too, has taken note. It's as if Kate plucked the same dress from the royal archives and gave it a fresh 2019 update. While that's not exactly the case - the dresses are from completely different designers - we love the way the duchess has, knowingly or not, called back to her very stylish late mother-in-law and given us all another reason to love this look.

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