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Get the look: The classic prints loved by the royals

From herringbone to polka dots, dress like a Duchess with these royal-approved patterns

Loved and worn by the British Royal family for decades, these classic patterns are a surefire way to add a touch of timeless elegance to your wardrobe. Whether you want to channel your inner Kate Middleton or add flair to your everyday look, we’ve got you covered with these four iconic royal-approved prints.

1. Houndstooth

Houndstooth tweed is easily identifiable for its distinctive zig-zag pattern, resembling the jaws of a dog, and is an English style favourite.

Boucle blazer in bright pink, $203 from ASOS

Houndstooth maxi skirt, $325 from Cue

2. Herringbone

Herringbone is a pattern that looks like parallel rows of zig-zag lines and is a traditional tweed textile – very horse and hound appropriate!

Herring-bone wool blend tweed straight-leg pants, $859 from Net-a-Porter

Wool-blend tailored coat, $599.99 from Scotch & Soda

3. Tartan

Few style traits feel as synonymous with the British Isles as tartan. It’s a patterned textile consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.

The boxy shacket, $79.99 from Cotton On

Club house crew socks, $6.99 (usually $9.99) from Cotton On

Tartan Bede tall Wellington boots, $180 from ASOS

4. Spots

Whether it’s a polka dot, a simple spot or an oversized one, this humble print has been a royal favourite for the past century.

Polka-dot crinkle Georgette dress, $999 from The Iconic

Kate Spade New York umbrella, £34.50 (usually £46.00) from My Bag

Black and white bow headband, $17 from Lovisa

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