Catherine, nee Kate Middleton, chose one of her go-to designers to present her new baby boy to the throngs of press waiting outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital. The empire-waist polka dot dress is by Jenny Packham, Glamour UK reports. Packham is a British designer who Catherine has favored for several public appearances.

The cornflower blue dress looked like a quiet nod to her late-mother-in-law, who wore a green polka-dotted frock when she stepped out of the hospital with Prince William in her arms.

Blue has become a signature color for the Duchess, who has worn various hues for several important events including the announcement of her engagement to William, the morning after the couple’s wedding, and for her first day of their North American tour.


Catherine’s blue Reiss dress and lace Erdem quickly sold out and created countless knock-offs. So it will be no surprise if expectant and new mothers clamor for Jenny Packham look-alikes. Here are a few options for recreating the Duchess’ style.

$105 –

Ronni nicole

Emily and fin

Plus size dress

Forever new
$65 –

Oasis reversible dress
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