The Dress So Nice Kate Middleton Wore It Twice

Feb 11 2014 - 1:07pm

We may be looking ahead to Fall 2014 now that Jenny Packham sent her latest collection down the runway [1], but the only direction Kate Middleton is looking is back. That's because the duchess just stepped out at the National Portrait Gallery [2] in an off-the-shoulder ink-blue tulle gown with a black velvet belt from the designer's Fall 2013 collection. And if the dress, which she paired with the Queen's vintage diamonds, looks familiar, there's reason for that too: her plunging silk gown had already made a red carpet appearance!

This wouldn't be the first time the duchess repeated an outfit: at the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiere [3] in 2013, she arrived in a crisp Roland Mouret [4] gown that had already made an appearance in London one year earlier [5].

Check out all the recycled red carpet moments that made us bow to the majesty of Kate.

Kate Middleton in Roland Mouret

By swapping her silver Jimmy Choo [6] sandals and matching clutch for black accessories, Kate let her necklace do all the sparkling and reinvented her sexy high-slit Roland Mouret [7] gown more than a year after she originally wore it in London.

Kate Middleton in Armani

Kate knows her Armani [8] coat looks most striking against dark extras — whether they be dramatic as she wore in a 2006 London parade or pared down as we saw while she was out, about, and pregnant for a royal appearance in April 2013.

Kate Middleton in M Missoni

Ladylike pumps play well with the polish of Kate's tweed M Missoni [9] coat. First she opted for a gray suede pair at Fortnum & Mason, then she gave black leather heels a go later.

Kate Middleton in Emilia Wickstead

Pretty in pink! In one of her closest clones, Kate separated her pastel Emilia Wickstead by mere weeks in May 2012.

Kate Middleton in Temperley

Kate knows not to let a good thing go — and Temperley's lace gown is a good thing! Really, all she needed to pair it with (whether at the January 2012 War Horse premiere or later that year at a St Andrews benefit dinner) was a satin minaudière.

Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham

Her latest double take was given new life with a statement-making necklace that we're guessing [10] cost a bit more than $35 [11].

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