‘Trick’ Kate deploys ‘shows she’s not taking herself seriously’ even at Philip’s memorial


KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been spotted using a so-called “trick” at recent events such as Ascot and Wimbledon. A style and fashion coach broke down the looks and what they mean for the royal.

“She wore dots for ascot, dots for Wimbledon, and even dots for Prince Philip’s memorial service earlier this year.”

“But why is Kate such a fan? Polka dots portray fun, softness, and a sense of playfulness.

“By wearing the print Kate is showing that she is not taking herself too seriously.

“And it also looks like she’s having lots of fun. Don’t you agree?”

Kate Middleton wearing polka dots at recent events

Kate Middleton news: Duchess of Cambridge, has been spotted using a so-called “trick” recently (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton wearing a black Alessandra Rich polka dot dress at Wimbledon

Kate Middleton: The Duchess wearing a black Alessandra Rich polka dot dress at Wimbledon (Image: GETTY)

To attend Ascot with William and George earlier this month, Kate wore an Alessandra Rich polka dot dress, 100 percent silk with a wide collar and a peplum waist, which cost £1,335.

For an even at Wimbledon a few days earlier Kate wore another Alessandra Rich polka dot dress, this time on a light blue, which costs £1,579.

The Duchess wore the same brand again to Royal Ascot earlier in the year, donning a white dress with black dots. She was likened to both Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady in the look.

Alessandra Rich made another appearance at Prince Phillip’s memorial. Kate wore a black silk dress with white polka dots, £1495, to the occasion.

The dance was so popular that, while few know how to do it nowadays, the print has endured.

Technological advances in the mid-19th century meant evenly spaced, small dots could be created in fabric for the first time.

This novelty is no doubt a large reason the prints took off with such fever among fashion fans.

Kate Middleton wearing a blue polka dot dress from Alessandra Rich

Kate Middleton: She later wore a light blue polka dot dress to another Wimbledon match (Image: GETTY)

It is claimed the phrase was first used in relation to clothing in 1857 in women’s fashion magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book.

Polka dots have since been worn in a number of iconic looks.

This includes Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch in 1955 and Julia Roberts in Pretty Women in 1990.

Now, it seems the print is being adopted by a modern fashion ion in the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton at Prince Philip's memorial

Kate Middleton: The Duchess with Prince William and their children at Prince Philip’s memorial (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton in a white and black Alessandra Rich dress at Ascot

Kate Middleton: The royal in a white and black Alessandra Rich dress at Ascot (Image: GETTY)

Miranda, who is dubbed the “Feel Good Fashion Coach”, recently detailed a style “hack” used by the Duchess to make heels comfortable all day.

Many may have marvelled at the royal’s skill in wearing high heels, sometimes wearing them all day for royal outings. It’s enough to make anyone familiar with the perils of wearing heels wince.

Miranda said: “We all know that Kate is in heels a lot, often for the whole day and the evening when she’s doing public events.

Kate wears a special pair of tights anyone can get hold of, Miranda claimed.

She said: “It’s all in the hosiery. Royal ladies are meant to wear tights or stockings when out in public and Kate wears a special pair.”


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