Kate Middleton's Polka-Dot Dress Is the Same One Abigail Spencer Wore to the Royal Wedding

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There's a dress that's sweeping the celebrity style circuit! 

On Tuesday, Clarence House released a family portrait ahead of Prince Charles' 70th birthday. In the adorable photo, the Prince of Wales is joined by wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, along with their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, respectively. Of course, the kids make an appearance too! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children steal the spotlight with their cute smiles.

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We couldn't help but notice the dress Middleton dons in the photo. Does the navy blue-and-white polka-dot dress with contrasting Peter Pan collar and cuffs look familiar? It should, as six other celebs have worn the trendy, retro-inspired frock by Alessandra Rich in the last year. Yes, six!

We first saw it back in November 2017 when Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley wore it during an appearance on LIVE With Kelly and Ryan. The British brunette paired it with playful Christian Louboutin bow shoes, black leather belt and a red lip. 

Kelly Ripa then wore it on the show, confessing on Instagram that she ordered the piece after she saw it on Ridley. In May, Suits actress Abigail Spencer chose the of-the-moment dress for the royal wedding, which made Ripa hesitant on sporting it, as she didn't want to seem like she's copying. 

"I would like it noted, for the record, when Daisy Ridley was on our show, many moons ago -- see how I said many moons, a Star Wars reference -- and I ordered this dress then. But then Abigail wore it to the wedding and I was like, 'Oh now I can’t wear it at all because people are gonna say I’m copying off the royal wedding when it’s been hanging here in my closet!'" 

Spencer accessorized the whimsical design with a veiled fascinator and white pumps for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials.

Abigail Spencer in Alessandra Rich dress and Priyanka Chopra

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arriving at the royal wedding.

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Sarah Jessica Parker wore the same long-sleeved piece to the opening night of The Seafarer in New York City. Model Christie Brinkley also chose the frock for the Merz reception for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery few days after. 

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Christie Brinkley Alessandra Rich dress
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In July, Ivanka Trump was spotted in the super chic dress while visiting Iowa with her father, President Donald Trump. The White House senior adviser cinched her waist with a wide white belt. 

Ivanka Trump in Alessandra Rich dress and President Trump
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These celebrities prove the polka dot print and the elegant midi length are coveted styles that suit any age and occasion. Although the dress is sold out, we've gathered similar options for your shopping pleasure ahead. 

ASOS polka dot dress

Club L Polka Dot Short Sleeve V Wrap Front Dress  $65 $35

Target polka dot dress

Melonie T Polka Dot Wrap Dress $50

Michael Michael Kors polka dot dress

MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Polka-Dot Stretch-Jersey Dress  $275 $110

Boden polka dot shirtdress

Boden Posy Shirt Dress $130

Eliza J polka dot dress

Eliza J Polka Dot High/Low Hem Dress $158

Layeur polka dot dress
The Modist

Layeur Polka-Dot Crepe Maxi Dress $435

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