The most memorable BAFTA dresses of all time: from Kate Middleton to Audrey Hepburn

Sabrina Carder

The British Academy Film Awards, otherwise known as 'The BAFTAs' have been around since 1949.

Although the ceremony takes place after the much-anticipated Golden Globes and SAG Awards, the British-based event never fails to attract a star-studded crowd.

Over the years, the BAFTAs red carpet has been graced by some of the biggest names in film and television, along with some truly memorable outfits.

From Audrey Hepburn's iconic white dress in 1955, to Angelina Jolie breaking barriers in 2014 wearing a Yves Saint Laurent suit - it's fair to say that an array of eras and trends have made an appearance during the awards' history.

The glamorous evening also has a long association with the royal family, which in recent years has meant the attendance of The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Willliam.

For The Duchess's BAFTA debut in 2011, she stunned in a sweeping lavender floor length gown by Alexander McQueen - the designer also created her wedding dress that same year.

For her second appearance in 2017, the style takes were at an all time high as the likes of Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Penelope Cruz took to the red carpet in luxe looks.

However, Kate managed to top the best dressed list by wearing yet another McQueen creation, this time choosing a striking black bardot gown with tiered detail and floral embellishments.

The Duchess and a killer line-up of stars are all set to take the BAFTA 2018 red carpet by storm when it takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, February 18.

However, there will be one key variable in the style stakes this year as attendees are expected to show solidarity for the Time's Up movement - and take note from the Golden Globes - by wearing black gowns.