Red is a standout colour. Not only will it make your outfit "pop", but it will also make it memorable. It's a shade that oozes luxury and is great fun to experiment with. It looks great styled with neutral colours - or if you're feeling more adventurous - try colour blocking with pink and burgundy shades, for an on-trend colour clash.

The Duchess of Cambridge has also long been a huge fan of the colour, and has frequently opted for red gowns at formal events. Over the years, she's also sported a beautiful selection of red coats, jackets and suits - many from affordable high street retailers, like her belted longline coat from L.K. Bennett.

For formal dresses, racy red is the go-to colour for now, and is a great alternative to a LBD. Red can seem like a tricky colour to wear, but with the shops full of pieces that are too gorgeous not to indulge in, it's time to be brave.

Here are our best buys for scarlet women, taking inspiration from the catwalk with hues of red and burgundy:

Double Breasted Coat, £129.00, Jacques Vert

Get the Duchess' vibrant look with this military style coat, similar to her red suit by Italian designer Luisa Spagnoli. Bring a neutral outfit to life by throwing this eye-catching piece over the top. The double-breasted style and slanted pockets add structure to the coat, creating a feminine shape.

BUY NOW from Jacques Vert for £129.00

Chino Trousers, £29.99, Zara

Update your office wardrobe with these vibrant tailored trousers. For an on-trend colour blocking look try styling them with a pink or burgundy top. BUY NOW from Zara for £29.99

Red Dress, £75.00, Ted Baker

Go bold with this gorgeous textured dress from Ted Baker. It mixes an on-trend high neck with a figure-flattering pleated hem.

BUY NOW from Ted Baker for £75.00

Feather Jacket, £44.00, Monsoon

This feather jacket will add a luxe feel to your outfit. Wear it over evening dresses for a touch of glamour or with fitted trousers during the day.

BUY NOW from Monsoon for £44.00

Velvet Heels, £125.00, Reiss

Raise your game with these strappy burgundy heels from Reiss.

BUY NOW from Reiss for £125.00

Stole, £29.00, Hobbs

Glam up your evening dress with a burgundy faux-fur stole: chic AND warm.

BUY NOW from Hobbs for £29.00

Blazer, £79.00, La Redoute

Again, picking up the velvet trend that's still strong in 2017, pair this blazer with a chic blouse or silky camisole.

BUY NOW from La Redoute for £79.00

Dress, £79.00, Phase Eight

Create a dreamy hourglass figure in this lace dress. The sheer sleeves and hemline give a peek of skin without leaving you feeling exposed.

BUY NOW from Phase Eight for £79.00

Belt, £40.00, LK Bennett

Add this suede belt to your dress to cinch in your waist, creating a stronger silhouette.

BUY NOW from L.K Bennet for £40.00