We may be looking ahead to Fall 2014 now that Jenny Packham sent her latest collection down the runway , but the only direction Kate Middleton is looking is back. That's because the duchess just stepped out at the National Portrait Gallery  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  in 2013, she arrived in a crisp Roland Mouret  gown that had already made an appearance in London one year earlier .
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  sandals and matching clutch for black accessories, Kate let her necklace do all the sparkling and reinvented her sexy high-slit Roland Mouret  gown more than a year after she originally wore it in London.
Kate Middleton in Armani
Kate knows her Armani  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  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  cost a bit more than $35 .