Kate Middleton Wore the Print That's Taking Over Zara and Mango This Spring


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Is there anything that Kate Middleton can't pull off? Between cobalt-blue dresses with matching hats and skinny jeans with rugged boots, the Duchess of Cambridge has more than proven that, when it comes to style, there's no limit to the things she can make look good. Her most recent look is no exception.

For Prince Philip's memorial service at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, Middleton epitomized glamour in a black-and-white dress covered in delicate polka dots, a print that moves in and out of fashion about as much as every animal print does. Prior to the royal sighting, we'd been leaning more toward out than in for the dotted pattern. After it, we're convinced the debated print is en route for another comeback. 

Like with most of the duchess's sartorial musings, her dress—a mock-neck, drop-waist style by Alessandra Rich—is already sold out. Luckily, as if both had predicted Middleton wearing the print, Mango and Zara recently stocked up on pieces bearing its dotted pattern. 

Ahead, shop the forthcoming polka-dot trend for spring from Zara, Mango, and more.


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On Kate Middleton: Alessandra Rich dress; custom Lock & Co. hat; Russell & Bromley clutch; Gianvito Rossi Gianvito 105 Suede Pumps ($725)



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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.