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Did you love Kate Middleton’s Bardot summer dress? River Island just launched a stunning blue version

Megan Bull

With summer on the horizon, we take inspiration from the fashion of Duchess of Cambridge and shop for the finest Bardot styles.

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Marking one of her most iconic appearances to date, fashion fans will no doubt remember Kate’s ravishing red midi dress from Alexander McQueen, especially as she wore it to celebrate the The Queen’s 91st birthday in 2017.


Duchess Kate looked so stunning in her red Alexander McQueen maxi dress

A wardrobe staple, the Duchess recycles her designer maxi most summers, so we think she’d love it timeless turquoise take on street favourite, River Island.

Retailing for £39, this new season dress is sold exclusively online and it’s already trending! Featuring a ruffled Bardot neckline, just like Kate’s, it’s very flattering thanks to its elasticated waist and short, fluttery sleeves.

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Turquoise Bardot Maxi Dress, £39, River Island


An ideal choice for summer parties, just add cool sneakers or flat sandals to create a more casual look. Get dressed ? You can never go wrong with a pair of wedge espadrilles, droplet earrings and a matching clutch.

For her 2017 appearance, Kate chose to wear her bright red maxi with nude heels by Prada and dangling crystal earrings by Simone Rocha. Wearing her brunette tresses in loose, beachy curls, she opted for natural, dewy makeup, dusting her eyes in a smoky brown shadow, with a hint of pink blush and nude lip gloss – so glam .


The royal paired her designer dress with Simone Rocha droplet earrings

The Queen’s birthday celebrations were hosted by the British Ambassador at her residence in Berlin. Joined by Prince William at the garden party, the royal couple were pictured socializing with various European dignitaries.

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Since then, the mum-of-three has recycled the Alexander McQueen dress to celebrate her mum Carole Middleton’s 64th birthday in 2019, which was to be held at her sister’s house Pipa and brother-in-law James Matthews‘Chelsea at home.

At the time, the royal added the same earrings but changed up her shoes, opting for matching red heels.

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