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The Kate red Preen dress sent the internet into a frenzy when she wore it just last year during the royal tour of Canada.

Thanks to the famous ‘Kate-effect’, any items Kate Middleton wears are bound to sell out in hours. And The Duchess’ famous red Preen dress, which she wore to an official evening engagement in Canada last year, is definitely no exception.

When Kate entered the room, not only were those around her stunned at her beauty, but the internet inevitably went crazy too, and the £990 ankle-length gown sold out in a matter of minutes. And the madness didn’t stop there. The same dress in black sold out when the Duchess of Cambridge later wore it in that colour too!

We know what you’re thinking. Whilst it’s gorgeous, £990 is a pretty penny to pay for a dress. And while we’d all love the chance to splash the cash on a stunning frock, not all of us quite have the funds.

But fear not – this news is likely to make all of your fashionista dreams come true at once. Preen, the designer who made the dress, have launched a high-street collection, Studio Preen, available in Debenhams. And the collection features a remarkably similar dress to the one the Duchess wore!

But the best news? It’s a snap of the price of her original, at just £69!

Shop the look: Studio by Preen, Red scoop neck midi length skater dress, £69.00


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The high-street version of the dress is almost an exact copy of Kate’s, with the same billowing pleats and shoulder straps. And given it’s made by the designer behind the Preen label, we’re not surprised it’s such a good match!

The kate red preen dress now available at Debenhams

The original Kate Red Preen dress , and the very similar style by the same designer now available at Debenhams

At the moment, the dress is still available in all the sizes, from 8-18. So don’t miss your chance to snap it up, as this is guaranteed to be another sell-out. Buy it here now!

But even if red isn’t quite your colour, excitingly, the dress is also available in navy. The blue alternative would definitely be a perfect choice for your more formal events.

So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!