You can buy an almost identical version of Kate Middleton's Ascot dress

(Image credit: 2019 Max Mumby/Indigo)

Kate Middleton might have waited five years to make her Ascot debut, but when she did, she did it in style, and since then hasn't put a fashion foot wrong (she even has a special bra hack for the more see-through intricate dresses).

While of course this year she won't an appearance due to the event happening behind closed doors for health and safety reasons, last year she looked stunning in a pale blue Elie Saab gown. It featured sheer sleeves with delicate lace patterns, a full skirt and pussy bow at the neck.

(Image credit: 2019 Max Mumby/Indigo)

While of course you can no longer buy this particular style, MiddletonMaven did point out on Twitter that Self-Portrait have come out with a very similar version, should you wish to snap it up for any occasions this summer, now that we're seeing the end of lockdown.

Shop now: Pale Blue Chiffon Trimmed Dress for £300 from Self-Portrait

The pale blue chiffon trimmed dress features a pretty pleated skirt, trimmed with lace, as well as a bow on the neckline too. You can pre-order it for a dispatch date of 17th July, and it is currently available in all sizes.

Happy shopping.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.