There’s no event Kate Middleton attends where she doesn’t dazzle everyone with her outfits. And even though we think royals never repeat a look, Kate is here to prove us wrong. The Duchess of Cambridge recently re-wore a beautiful royal blue gown by Jenny Packham, one of her favorite designers.
Kate first wore the Jenny Packham gown during her and Prince William’s India tour in 2016. She debuted the dress during a charity gala in Mumbai, pairing the outfit with a gorgeous beaded shawl that matched the design of the gown. She completed the look with matching royal blue earrings, a beaded clutch, and Jimmy Choo heels.
Earlier this year, we saw the gorgeous gown again when Kate Middleton chose to take it out of the closet for a reception she hosted at Buckingham Palace in London. The gala was in honor of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be, a charity organization focusing on promoting and supporting children’s mental health of which Kate is a Patron. The classic, elegant frock has sheer sleeves and a floor-length silhouette, the perfect evening wear for a royal beauty like Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton Loves to Recycle Outfits
The Duchess is known for recycling various pieces from her wardrobe, from neutral jeans to classic evening wear. One of the more recent examples is the Alexander McQueen gown she wore to this year’s BAFTAs, which Kate previously debuted in 2012 to a state dinner in Malaysia.
Kate’s motive for repeating her outfits throughout the years isn’t clear, but it might have to do with sustainability and eco-consciousness in apparel, which have become key issues over the last decade. If that’s the case, then we have all the more reason to love Kate. Plus, if a Duchess can repeat an outfit and look absolutely stunning in it, so can the rest of us, right?