John Lewis is selling a cheaper alternative to Princess Beatrice’s Reformation dress

FASHION FINDER: John Lewis is selling a cheaper alternative to Princess Beatrice’s Reformation dress – and it’s a summer must-have (not to mention it costs £173 less!)





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Florals for spring might not be ground-breaking, but a year on, we’re still thinking about the dress that Princess Beatrice wore to the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2022.

She matched the beautiful gardens in a £278 dress by Reformation. We love the blue and white floral print, daring thigh high-split and smocking on the sleeves. It almost gives it a Vampire’s Wife vibe!

Princess Beatrice wore a £278 dress by Reformation to the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2022

We’re actually surprised this dress didn’t make a reappearance over the Coronation weekend; it’s that good. It’s certainly one of our all-time favourites on Bea!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard of Reformation. Since 2009 it’s been one of the brands leading the way when it comes to sustainability. 

Holly Willoughby wore the green polka dot version of this dress to watch the tennis at Wimbledon in 2021, proving just how flattering the shape is.

The ‘Carolena’ is still available to buy for any big events you’ve got coming up, or with our help, you can recreate the look for less than half the price.

This dress by o.p.t is almost identical, or Nobody’s Child and New Look have got pretty florals you might fancy picking.

Beatrice teamed hers with a white blazer, plus a black bag and heels, both of which are from Zara. But why not try a raffia clutch and nude heels for a summer-ready feel?

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