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Millie Mackintosh takes style tips from Kate Middleton in an Emilia Wickstead gown

She told HELLO! it wasn't her usual style...

Nichola Murphy

There is no better place to show off your style than at the British Fashion Awards, and that's exactly what Millie Mackintosh did on Monday night. Held at The Royal Albert Hall, the star-studded event recognises individuals and businesses whose creativity and innovation has helped shape fashion, with awards including The Trailblazer Award and the new Designers’ Designer Award.

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As she arrived on the red carpet, the former Made in Chelsea star showed off her blossoming baby bump in a stunning pale green Emilia Wickstead gown, which featured a ruched neckline and long sleeves. Speaking exclusively to HELLO!, she revealed it wasn't her usual red carpet style: "I like to mix it up, I wouldn’t say I have one look that I always wear. This is a quite a new look for me tonight, so I’m just going to try and have fun with it." When asked who her style icon is, she said: "I do know she’s coming tonight but she’s a real inspiration of mine in terms of beauty and fashion, Julia Roberts." 

WATCH: Millie speaking to HELLO! on the red carpet

Emilia Wickstead is a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been spotted wearing several of her gowns over the years, including the midi floral printed dress she rocked for the opening of a new garden for children at RHS Garden Wisley, and the belted royal blue dress she wore to the launch of the National Emergencies Trust (NET).

Unlike Kate, Millie did not invest in the £1,015 designer piece. She is a guest of My Wardrobe HQ where designer brands are available to either buy or rent. She was not the only celebrity to promote sustainable fashion at the event, with Sophia and James Blunt also getting their Needle and Thread outfits from the marketplace.

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Emilia Wickstead dress, £118 to rent on MY WARDROBE HQ

Millie was the epitome of elegance, pairing the dress with black and silver heels and adding a touch of glam with her hair in a sleek straight style. Beauty wise, she opted for a natural look with black mascara, a dusting of pink blusher and dewy skin - they call it the pregnancy glow for a reason!

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She married her fellow Made In Chelsea star Hugo Taylor in July 2018, and told HELLO! magazine she was expected their first baby in November 2019. The pair will welcome a baby girl in early May next year, and Millie expressed her excitement for the new arrival. "Hearing her heartbeat for the first time with Hugo by my side was one of the most amazing moments of my life so far," she said. "I feel very lucky. I can't wait to feel that bond and for her to sleep on my chest and breathe in that baby smell."