The Duchess of Sussex didn’t shy away from color for her latest look—a vibrant red Self Portrait dress worn during a recent visit to Tonga.

By Rachel Sylvester
Updated October 25, 2018
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The newly appointed royal style icon that is Meghan Markle is at it again, this time with a red carpet-ready look that’s inspiring us to infuse our existing wardrobe with an unexpected pop of color. With Prince Harry by her side, the Duchess of Sussex touched down in Tonga this week, and as locals set about welcoming the newlyweds to Fua’amotu Airport, the sight of Meghan’s vibrant red Self Portrait dress sent all of us mere mortals into a tailspin.

The long-sleeved dress featured a built-in belt and a pleated skirt, but it was the design’s subtle floral embellishments that had us rushing to add a chic look-alike to our online carts. Inspired to ditch your go-to LBD for a look that’s a little more wow-worthy? Shop our favorite red dresses below.

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1
Black Halo ¾ Sleeve Jackie O Dress

With its asymmetrical neckline, optional belt, and figure-flattering draped bodice, this signature sheath is the ultimate day-to-night dress.

To buy: $375; shopbop.com.

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2
Nicholas Compact Cold Shoulder Dress

An unexpected shoulder cut-out and leg slit give this cozy, sleeved look an element of edge.

To buy: $395; revolve.com.

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3
Reformation Jaz Wrap Midi Dress

This wrap dress by Reformation is the perfect figure-flattering find, thanks to its three-quarter sleeves and midi hem that hits at mid-calf.

To buy: $218; nordstrom.com.

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4
Melody Wool-Crepe Mini Dress

Pleated details, long sleeves, and bell cuffs make this wool mini dress extra prim and proper, despite its shorter hem.

To buy: $347; theoutnet.com.

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5
Midnights Lace Dress

Give your classic LBD a major upgrade with this vibrant lace sheath that features sheer sleeves and a scalloped neckline.

To buy: $119; nordstrom.com.