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5 Under $50: Polka Dot Dresses Inspired by Kate Middleton's Baby Blue Jenny Packham

Kate Middleton presents her son wearing a blue polka dot dress by Jenny Packham

Kate Middleton looked absolutely flawless as she debuted her newborn baby boy to the world wearing a light blue polka dot dress by British designer Jenny Packham. Fans won't be able to purchase the custom creation (at least, not yet) but if you're swooning over her style and the happy baby news as is most of the world, here are 5 budget friendly polka dot frocks to inspire you.

1. LC Lauren Conrad chiffon dress, $30 (down from $60) at

2. Forever 21 chambray polka dot dress, $24.80 at

3. Xhilaration dress, $24.99 at

4. Fred Flare polka dot dress, $44 at

5. Canvas Lands' End dress, $49.99 at

I came across these yesterday at Modcloth:
#1 Elizabeth on 2013-07-24 09:31 (Reply)
Love the first option you found!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-07-26 04:08 (Reply)
I'd love a maternity version!
#2 Rebekah on 2013-07-24 09:47 (Reply)
Great selections and I love every single one of them.
#3 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2013-07-24 10:10 (Reply)
I just bought the Fred Flare dress. It's on pre-order delivering 8/19. Would love some alternative suggestions for the shoes. ??
#4 Ashley B (Homepage) on 2013-07-24 12:59 (Reply)
My favourite one is the Fred Flare dress. Super cute!
#5 Joelle (Homepage) on 2013-07-24 16:16 (Reply)
Do you know how Fred Flare runs? Is it true to size ? Is the sizing juniors or misses?
#6 mariannne on 2013-07-25 03:42 (Reply)
I believe it's juniors sizing...
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-07-26 04:07 (Reply)
Any suggestions on the shoes?
#7 Christina on 2013-07-25 09:14 (Reply)
The Merona "Melinda" is a good neutral wedge pump, just $20.98:
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-07-26 04:03 (Reply)
That Fred Flare dress is spot on! (No pun intended). Have you had your baby yet or did I miss that post lol.
#8 MAC (Homepage) on 2013-07-25 10:41 (Reply)
I did! I'm sorry I haven't made a "formal" announcement, I've been incredibly busy and overwhelmed to be honest! As soon as we take some cute baby pics with our good camera I will carve out some time to post, in the meantime, here's what I posted on Instagram:

#8.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-07-25 15:13 (Reply)
Ahhhhhhh congrats!!!!!!!!
#8.1.1 MAC (Homepage) on 2013-07-26 08:21 (Reply)
Thank you. xo
# The Budget Babe on 2013-07-27 14:26 (Reply)
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