Kate Middleton stuns in $1,764 dress at the Royal Ascot — shop the look for less

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kate middleton in white and black polka dot dress and black floral hat at 2022 royal ascot, kate middleton sitting with prince william at royal ascot
Kate Middleton steals the show at the 2022 Royal Ascot in a $1,764 polka dot dress — shop the look for less (Photos via Getty)

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Kate Middleton was the star of the show at the 2022 Royal Ascot on Friday.

Joining her husband, Prince William, in the first carriage, the 40-year-old led the royal procession at the iconic British horse racing event on June 17.

kate middleton in white and black polka dot dress and floral wide brim hat sitting in carriage, Kate Middleton and Prince William attend the 2022 Royal Ascot on June 17, 2022 (Photo via Getty)
Kate Middleton and Prince William attend the 2022 Royal Ascot on June 17, 2022 (Photo via Getty)

Dressed in a white and brown polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich, Kate was the picture of elegance in a full brim black hat, pearl drop earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana, and a pair of $1,012 CAD/$675 USD chocolate brown Ralph Lauren "Celia" pumps (shop here in Canada, here in the U.S.).

kate middleton in white and black long sleeve polka dot dress and hat, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Ascot 2022 on June 17, 2022 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Ascot 2022 on June 17, 2022 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Kate's white and brown Alessandra Rich dress bore an uncanny resemblance to the black and white polka dot dress she wore by the designer to Prince Philip's memorial service in early April.

Sharing a similar long-sleeve, high-neck, and puff-shoulder design, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a lighter-hued version of what is quickly becoming her go-to dress style.

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 in April 2022 (Photo via Getty)

Despite the colour differences between Kate's two Alessandra Rich dresses, there's one undeniable parallel: Their sky-high price tags.

The Daily Mail reported that the Duchess' black and white dress cost £1,495 (approx. $2,460 CAD) back in April, and today's white and brown style rings in at around $1,764 CAD.

While both versions of the dress remain (unsurprisingly) out of our summer wardrobe budgets, that doesn't mean you can't still shop the look (for less!)

From Reformation to Lulus, we scoured the internet to find 14 copy-cat dresses that give the Alessandra Rich frock a run for its money. To snag your own Kate Middleton-inspired dress for summer, shop our picks below.

Truly Classic White Dotted Ruffled Tiered Midi Dress

model in white and black maxi dress, Truly Classic White Dotted Ruffled Tiered Midi Dress (Photo via Lulus)
Truly Classic White Dotted Ruffled Tiered Midi Dress (Photo via Lulus)

$31 $78 at Lulus

Boden Ruffle Polka Dot Dress (Shop in Canada)

Boden Ruffle Polka Dot Dress (Shop in the U.S.)

model with afro in white and black midi dress, Boden Ruffle Polka Dot Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)
Boden Ruffle Polka Dot Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)

$165 CAD at Boden

$130 USD at Nordstrom

Boohoo Plus Polka Dot Wrap Maxi Dress

plus size model in white and black Boohoo Plus Polka Dot Wrap Maxi Dress (Photo via Boohoo)
Boohoo Plus Polka Dot Wrap Maxi Dress (Photo via Boohoo)

$47 $93 at Boohoo

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

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

$104 $149 at Nasty Gal

New Look Short Sleeve Shirred Midi Dress

model in black sneakers and white black dress, New Look short sleeve shirred midi dress in white polka dot (Photo via ASOS)
New Look short sleeve shirred midi dress in white polka dot (Photo via ASOS)

$75 at ASOS

H&M Flounce-Trimmed Dress

model with long curly hair in white and black polka dot mini dress, H&M Flounce-Trimmed Dress (Photo via H&M)
H&M Flounce-Trimmed Dress (Photo via H&M)

$25 $35 at H&M

o.p.t. Salem Dress

brunette model in black and white polka dot midi dress, o.p.t. Salem Dress (Photo via Shopbop)
o.p.t. Salem Dress (Photo via Shopbop)

$219 at Shopbop

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

Topshop Polka Dot Short Sleeve Cotton Mini Dress (Shop in Canada)

Topshop Polka Dot Short Sleeve Cotton Mini Dress (Shop in the U.S.)

model in black high heels and white and black Topshop Polka Dot Short Sleeve Cotton Mini Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)
Topshop Polka Dot Short Sleeve Cotton Mini Dress (Photo via Nordstrom)

$112 CAD at ASOS

$84 USD at Nordstrom

Boohoo Polka Dot Ruffle Strap Maxi Dress

brunette model in long white and black Boohoo Polka Dot Ruffle Strap Maxi Dress (Photo via Boohoo)
Boohoo Polka Dot Ruffle Strap Maxi Dress (Photo via Boohoo)

$47 $93 at Boohoo

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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