Skip to main contentSkip to footer

When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. Read our full commerce guidelines here.

7 black Bardot dresses to channel Kate Middleton at your next black-tie event

Duchess-worthy off-the-shoulder occasionwear dresses

kate middleton bardot
Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
25 May 2022
Share this:

The Duchess of Cambridge loves a Bardot dress and she proved they're most definitely her style at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London last week.

RELATED: Kate Middleton's showstopper black and white dress - 6 ways to get the look

The 40-year-old royal looked stunning in Roland Mouret's black Lamble gown, which features a form-fitting off-the-shoulder cut and white colour block detail. 

Kate Middleton Roland Mouret dress

Kate wears Roland Mouret at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere

If you have an invite to an upcoming black-tie event, an elegant Bardot dress is a classic choice. It's a timeless style you can wear season and after season.

MORE: Kate Middleton's new star-drop earrings at Top Gun premiere wows fans - and we've found some incredible lookalikes

Scroll on to shop our edit of the best off-the-shoulder occasionwear dresses available to buy online now, from ASOS to River Island and Net-a-Porter to Ralph Lauren.

Club L London bardot dress

Law of Attraction Bardot maxi dress, £45, Club L London


With its thigh-high slit and maxi length, Club L London's Bardot dress is a sultry lookalike for Kate Middleton's Roland Mouret dress.

Ralph Lauren Bardot dress

Crepe off-the-shoulder gown, £269, Ralph Lauren


We think Kate would love this elegant off-the-shoulder column gown by Ralph Lauren. Crafted from luxe crepe, it features a skirt slit and twist detail at the waist.

Pretty Little Thing bardot dress

Crepe off-the-shoulder gown, £45, Pretty Little Thing


Pretty Little Thing's black Bardot dress has a corset top and maxi length. Just add sparkling jewellery and a clutch.

River Island bardot dress

Black Bardot midi dress, £55, River Island


If you prefer a shorter style, River Island's sleek Bardot midi dress is the best we've found on the high street.

Net a Porter bardot dress

Khaite Marca off-the-shoulder ribbed stretch-knit gown, £1,910, Net-a-Porter


From Khaite's New York-inspired SS22 collection comes this sleek off-the-shoulder maxi dress. It's made from flattering stretch knit and features a ruched bodice and ribbed skirt.

ASOS bardot dress

ASOS DESIGN Bardot pencil dress with sash in black, £60, ASOS


This ASOS Bardot dress has ruffle and drape detail for a timeless piece that will also make a statement.

Missguided bardot dress

Wrap off-the-shoulder maxi dress, £22.40, Missguided


Boohoo's off-the-shoulder black maxi dress is a steal at less than £25.

MORE: Kate Middleton has a total Bridgerton moment in stunning recycled dress

HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Royal Style

See more