Kate Middleton's polka dot dress is worth $2,460 — these 12 dupes cost way less

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kate middleton in black hat  and black and white polka dot dress, We can't afford Kate Middleton's $2,460 dress — but these 12 dupes are just as good (Photo via Getty)
We can't afford Kate Middleton's $2,460 dress — but these 12 dupes are just as good (Photo via Getty)

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Following an eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, Kate Middleton is back on U.K. soil and, despite the probable jetlag, dressed to impress.

Kate and Prince William, alongside their two eldest children, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6, marked their return to London with an appearance at Prince Philip's memorial service on Tuesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Prince Philip's memorial service (Photo via Getty)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Prince Philip's memorial service (Photo via Getty)

Prince Philip's funeral last April was scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions, so Tuesday's event was an opportunity for the charities and organizations that the Duke of Edinburgh worked with to pay tribute to him.

To pay her respects to her late grandfather-in-law, Kate wore a long-sleeved black and white polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich (shop similar here), a black wide-brimmed hat, and a pair of Gianvito Rossi pumps in black suede (shop here).

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte at Prince Philip's memorial service (Photo via Getty)
Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte at Prince Philip's memorial service (Photo via Getty)

Since Tuesday morning's televised service, searches for Kate's polka dot dress have already skyrocketed. According to LovetheSales, demand for similar polka dot dresses has risen by 206 per cent since the broadcast aired.

Unsurprisingly, Kate's black polka dot dress doesn't come cheap. The Daily Mail reports the dress cost £1,495 (approx. $2,460 CAD), and with the average price of an Alessandra Rich dress ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, the ladylike style may be relegated to those with a similar royal budget. However, that doesn't mean that you can't still shop the look (for less!)

From Reformation to Lulus, we scoured the internet (our favourite pastime) to find 12 copy-cat dresses that give the Alessandra Rich frock a run for its money. To snag your own Kate Middleton-inspired dress for spring, shop our picks below.

Fourteenth Place Balencia Dot Print Satin Wrap Dress (Shop in Canada)

Fourteenth Place Balencia Dot Print Satin Wrap Dress (Shop in U.S.)

model in black and white Fourteenth Place Balencia Dot Print Satin Wrap Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)
Fourteenth Place Balencia Dot Print Satin Wrap Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)

$69 $115 at Nordstrom Canada

$62 $89 at Nordstrom U.S.

Farah Black Print Midi Wrap Dress

model in black sunglasses and polka dot Farah Black Print Midi Wrap Dress in Black (Photo via Lulus)
Farah Black Print Midi Wrap Dress in Black (Photo via Lulus)

$59 at Lulus

Reformation Rutherford Dress

model in short sleeve black and white Reformation Rutherford Dress in Bettie (Photo via Reformation)
Reformation Rutherford Dress in Bettie (Photo via Reformation)

$335 at Reformation

Nasty Gal Mixed Spot Print Fitted Midi Dress

model in black combat boots and black Nasty Gal Mixed Spot Print Fitted Midi Dress (Photo via Nasty Gal)
Nasty Gal Mixed Spot Print Fitted Midi Dress (Photo via Nasty Gal)

$104 $149 at Nasty Gal

Mango Polka-Dot Midi Wrap Dress

model in long sleeve black Mango Polka-Dot Midi Wrap Dress and white sneakers (Photo via The Bay)
Mango Polka-Dot Midi Wrap Dress (Photo via The Bay)

$100 at The Bay

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Handkercheif-Hem Midi Dress

model in white and black polka dot Karl Lagerfeld Paris Handkercheif-Hem Midi Dress (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Handkercheif-Hem Midi Dress (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)

$79 $196 at Saks Off Fifth

Topshop Mixed Spot Long Sleeve Ruffle Midi Dress

model with long curly hair in black boots and black and white polka dot Topshop Mixed Spot Long Sleeve Ruffle Midi Dress (Photo via ASOS)
Topshop Mixed Spot Long Sleeve Ruffle Midi Dress (Photo via ASOS)

$138 at ASOS

Mango Polka Dot Satin-Finish Dress

model in white and black Mango Polka Dot Satin-Finish Dress (Photo via Mango)
Mango Polka Dot Satin-Finish Dress (Photo via Mango)

$150 at Mango

Significant Other Poppy Dress

blonde model in floor length black Significant Other Poppy Dress (Photo via Shopbop)
Significant Other Poppy Dress (Photo via Shopbop)

$299 $427 at Shopbop

Ganni Plunging V-Neck Polka Dot Georgette Dress

model in long sleeve black Ganni Plunging V-Neck Polka Dot Georgette Dress (Photo via The Bay)
Ganni Plunging V-Neck Polka Dot Georgette Dress (Photo via The Bay)

$425 at The Bay

Lust or Love Lace Long Sleeve Dress

blonde model in polka dot black Lust or Love Lace Long Sleeve Dress (Photo via Lulus)
Lust or Love Lace Long Sleeve Dress (Photo via Lulus)

$69 at Lulus

Reformation Michaela Dress

model in black and white mini dress Reformation Michaela Dress in Bettie (Photo via Reformation)
Reformation Michaela Dress in Bettie (Photo via Reformation)

$288 at Reformation

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