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How to Wear Polka Dots Like Kate Middleton

Wimbleton is the new runway.

Stars and stripes may have recently stolen the spotlight stateside, but polka dots have popped up as THE print of the moment.

Why all the buzz about this throwback trend that we wore were forced to wear during our childhood? Well, when a certain royal arrives at Wimbledon outfitted in statement spots the world sits up and takes notice.

Wearing a black and white polka dot Dolce & Gabbana dress, Kate Middleton looked oh-so chic seated in the royal box at Wimbledon this past weekend. An avid tennis fan, the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent appearance marks her first engagement in her new role as royal patron of the AELTC (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club).

Featuring a square neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and a full skirt (one of her fave silhouettes), the princess’s polka dot ready-to-wear look scores major style points this summer. She topped off this winning look with Oscar de la Renta gold and pearl earrings, a white tote bag by Victoria Beckham, Bulgari cat-eye sunglasses and open-toe block heel sandals by Office.

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While Middleton has worn polka dots before, including when she was expecting daughter Charlotte, the silhouette of this Dolce & Gabbana dress says modern day princess with a cool retro vibe. Forget Minnie Mouse—this look is money; the perfect blend of Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren.

Want to dot your own wardrobe with polka dots this summer?

We’ve rounded up five chic pieces that will have you channeling your inner Kate Middleton in no time—royal box at Wimbledon not included. Check out our gallery below.