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6 Times Duchess Kate Channeled Princess Diana's Love of Polka Dots

The royals' go-to summer print is a classic for a reason.
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Polka dots aren't just a classic summer—they were one of Princess Diana's signature prints. Here's how her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, has paid tribute to the late princess with similarly cheerful styles over the years.


Diana in a black and white polka dot dress by Victor Edelstein at a polo match in 1987; Kate in a similar print by Dolce & Gabbana at Wimbledon in 2017.

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Diana in blue and white polka dots at Victoria Station in London in 1989; Kate in a blue Altuzarra Aimee polka dot dress at Stewards Academy with Heads Together in Harlow, England in 2016.


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Diana in teal polka dots leaving St. Mary's Hospital with newborn Prince William in 1982; The Duchess of Cambridge also left St. Mary's Hospital after the birth of Prince George in 2013 wearing a nearly identical maternity dress by Jenny Packham.


Princess Diana accessorized a Victor Edelstein peplum dress with a polka dot hat at the Epsom Derby in 1986; Kate finished her polka dot maternity look from Topshop with a hat at a wedding near Oxford, England in 2013.

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The Princess of Wales paired a pussy-bow blouse in a polka dot print with a red blazer while on a tour of Canada in 1983; The Duchess of Cambridge wore a nearly identical red blazer from Zara over a black and white blouse at the London Olympics in 2012.


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The Princess Of Wales in a navy polka dot dress with a white collar at home in Kensington Palace in 1985; Kate Middleton checking into the Goring Hotel in navy polka dots and a white blazer before her 2011 wedding.

From: House Beautiful

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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