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12 best red dresses inspired by Kate Middleton's birthday dress

Channel Duchess Kate's style in one of these red dresses

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Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
Updated: January 10, 2022
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The Duchess of Cambridge released three stunning new portraits to commemorate her 40th birthday on Saturday. Wearing a one-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown, diamond earrings on loan from the Queen and her hair naturally wavy, Kate looked beautiful and it's no surprise to see searches for 'red dress' skyrocketed 376% across the world this weekend.

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Kate wears a stunning red Alexander McQueen dress in one of her 40th birthday portraits

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If you're looking for your own red dress to emulate Kate's birthday look, we've found similar pieces to shop online now and wear this winter and beyond.

Karen Millen red dress

Compact stretch viscose X back prom dress, £148/$254, Karen Millen


Have your own Duchess moment in this red prom dress from Karen Millen. We love the back detail.

Rebecca red dress

Rebecca Valance Ally open-back crepe midi dress, £290/$580, Net-a-Porter


This midi would look amazing paired with red heels. With its puff sleeves, bow and cut away sides, it will definitely make a statement.

Forever new red dress

Forever New Oversized bow one shoulder mini dress, £100/$165, ASOS


Forever New's red mini is perfect for that special occasion you have coming up. It gets five star reviews for its flattering cut and high-quality material.

Self Portrait dress

Self Portrait Off-shoulder cloqué midi dress, £340/$165, Mytheresa


With its red hue, off-shoulder neckline and nipped-in waist, this Self Portrait dress is a must for any occasionwear wardrobe.

Lavish Alice dress

Lavish Alice Bow wrapped stretch-jersey midi dress, £80/$94, Selfridges


If you love the one-shoulder style of Kate's dress, this Lavish Alice midi is for you. It features a side split and cinched waistline.

Coast red dress

Taffeta skater dress, was £99 now £59, Coast


For a striking hue and a simple cut, go for this Coast dress which is currently on sale.

Reiss red dress

Savannah occasion midi dress, £130/$215, Reiss


We think Kate would love this elegant midi by Reiss. It features an open back and drape silhouette.

Boden red dress

Abercorn knitted dress, £60/$180, Boden


For a more casual style try Boden's wool-blend knitted red midi dress. It has a scallop neckline - another detail we know is worn by the Duchess.

Hobbs red dress

Uma jersey dress, £119/$200, Hobbs


This popular Hobbs dress features long sleeves, a midi length and bright red colourway.

Alexa chung red dress

Alexa Chung Ruffled georgette midi dress, £158/$226, Net-a-Porter


Alexa Chung's red midi has a vintage feel with subtle ruffles, a tie-waist and lightweight fabric.

ASOS red dress

Closet London Cropped sleeve wrap midi dress, £75/$119, ASOS


This red wrap midi dress by Closet London hits the perfect balance between fun and formal.

Rixo red dress

Rixo Savannah jacquard midi dress, £265/$374, Farfetch


We love Rixo's new red midi dress to wear through all of the seasons.

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