Love Kate Middleton’s red 40th bday dress? ASOS has a dupe that’s uncanny


We are still reeling over the Duchess of Cambridge‘s incredible birthday portraits that celebrated her 40th. How utterly sensational did she look? We’re obsessed with the three stunning shots that featured the wife of Prince William wearing  arguably her favourite label, Alexander McQueen.

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The dress that caught our eye the most was the red asymmetric satin gown she donned, complete with an off-the-shoulder neckline and dramatic balloon sleeve. How could we not love it? It’s in HELLO’s signature shade, right?

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The dress is custom made and fitted Kate like a glove. If you have a special event to go to and are inspired by the brunette mother-of-three, you need to head to ASOS, pronto.

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We’ve found not one, but two dramatic styles that look super similar to the McQueen masterpiece. And what’s more, they are both under £100. Fabulous, aren’t they?


Kate looked stunning in her Alexander McQueen birthday dress

Kate’s dazzling pictures were taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in November. As well as the red-hot frock, Kate was also seen in two black and white shots, one smiling into the camera, wearing a floaty, ruffled white gown and with her hair styled in soft curls.


ASOS DESIGN puff sleeve wrap maxi dress in red, £80, ASOS


In a nod to sustainability, the silk jacquard lace organza and tulle dress was created from remnants of fabric from previous collections. Love!


ASOS DESIGN Tall peekaboo shoulder tuck midi pencil dress in bright red, £55.00, ASOS


Another pic saw Kate posing in another flowing, off-the-shoulder gown and wearing diamond and pearl earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, her late mother-in-law. She also wears a three-strand pearl bracelet, also thought to be Diana’s. How special. Photographer Paolo Roversi was commissioned following a conversation between Kate and the National Portrait Gallery, of which she has been patron since 2012.

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He said last week: “Taking the portrait of Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, was a true honour for me, and a moment of pure joy.”

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