Capitalizing on her love of retro and vintage styles, the Duchess of Cambridge is not one to shy away from a polka dot print. The simple pattern can elevate an everyday dress into a timeless style statement. As the late Princess Diana was also fond of polka dots, it’s possible the duchess is paying tribute to her late mother-in-law with her perennial preference for polka dots. Since Kate is a superfan of spots, we thought we would revisit her chicest dotty style statements.

Here are 12 of Kate Middleton’s Best Polka Dot Fashion Moments:

  1. Green Queen

Kate looked ready for a jolly holiday season in this green polka dot midi from L.K. Bennett.



2. Class-y Lady

Even though Kate looked a tad chilly, the duchess was not one to cover up her favorite print in the cold. For a school visit, the mom of three rocked a pretty blue Altuzarra dress covered in black and white dots.


3. Red-y to Reign

Pre-princess life, the Duchess of Cambridge showed her support for her polo playing boyfriend Prince William in a red halter neck dress covered in a petite polka print.



4. Kate the Great

The duchess paid homage to Diana with a blue and white polka dot dress from Alessandra Rich. While the button front style may have appeared demure, a large slit in the front of the dress showed off Kate’s gorgeous gams.

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5. Top of her Game

The duchess was ready for a little wizard play while touring the Harry Potter exhibit in a polka dot mini dress by Topshop.



6. By George!

With a bouncy blowout, perfect skin and a megawatt smile, Kate hardly looked like a woman who had just given birth (to a prince no less!) but the new mom was royal ready for the cameras in a polka dot Jenny Packham dress and Pied a Terre wedges.

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7. Whistle While We Work

For a Teen Hero Reception, the duchess showed off her sartorial expertise in a Whistles midi in burgundy.


8. Bargain Beauty

Serving the Crown is no easy feat but Kate showed she’s up for the challenge in an affordable dotted number by ASOS at Brookhill Children’s Centre in London.


9. Glow On

With just a hint of a baby bump, Kate was glowing in this sheer polka dot Hobbs top and Jenny Packham skirt while pregnant with her first child.

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10. Seeing Spots

At Kaziranga National Park on day four of the royal visit to India, Kate sported a ruffled blouse with polka dots and paired the top with skinny jeans and her beloved Sebago boat shoes.


11. Blues Clues

Kate looked resplendent in a sheer blue polka dot dress by India-born British designer Saloni Lodha for a reception at Kensington Palace.

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12. Game. Set. Match.

The duchess looked perky in polka dots at Wimbledon in a Jenny Packham dress and Sicily bag by Dolce & Gabbana for a summer tennis outing with the Duchess of Sussex.