14 of Kate Middleton's Best Fashion Repeats
Kate Middleton may be the Duchess of Cambridge, but she is undeniably the queen of outfit repeats. Whether she's recycling a pair of trusted winter boots or decreasing the cost per wear of her favorite coat, she loves keeping her faves in rotation.
Middleton has even recycled fancy evening gowns (she frosting herself with some of Queen Elizabeth's diamonds to make the look feel fresh). For the National Portrait Gallery's Gala — home of her official royal portrait— she resurfaced the same belted, off-the-shoulder, ink blue Jenny Packham silk-tulle gown she debuted just a few months earlier at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds/Action on Addiction gala dinner. But this time around, she added a stunning diamond-drop necklace on loan from her royal grandmother-in-law.
See more of Kate Middleton's best outfit repeats, look through our gallery!
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Steel Blue M Missoni Coat
Roksanda Illincic Blue Shift
The Duchess stepped foot on U.S. soil in this structured dress and a L.K. Bennett clutch ($295; lkbennett.com) and Kiki McDonough Grace earrings ($1,190; neimanmarcus.com) in July 2011. She then gave it a fresh new look a year later by pinning her hair back in a twist and adding a pair of Aquamarine earrings.
Erdem Emerald Green Overcoat
The Duchess donned an Erdem emerald green overcoat paired with black pumps and a black clutch while visiting a London area hospital to speak with a suicide survivor. Previously Middleton wore the same coat visiting the National Cycling Centre of Excellence and Avantidrome on a trip to New Zealand in 2014.
Alexander McQueen Blue Coat
The Dutchess first wore this powder blue Alexander McQueen coat on her 2014 trip to New Zealand. A few months later, the royal stepped out for the RAF Air Cadets 75th anniversary celebration in London wearing the classic coat.
Jenny Packham Gown
Kate Middleton first debuted this ink blue silk tulle belted Jenny Packham gown at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds/Action on Addiction gala dinner in London. A few months later, she wore it again for the National Portrait Gallery's Gala, but this time, she dressed it up with a stunning diamond-drop necklace on loan from Queen Elizabeth.
Alexander McQueen Tartan Coat
The Duchess of Cambridge first donned this Alexander McQueen tartan coat while visiting her alma mater, St. Andrews, in November 2012 (she even played a game of field hockey!). On Christmas Day 2013, she pulled it out again for the family’s visit to St. Mary Magdalene Church, where she added a green Gina Foster hat to complete the full ensemble.
Roland Mouret Gown
Kate first made a statement with this gown's thigh-high slit Roland Mouret gown and Jimmy Choo sandals for a dinner in Prince William’s honor back in May 2012. She took it out for another spin in 2013 for the royal premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ where she switched it up with a statement Zara necklace (which, naturally, sold out!), and black pumps.
Temperley London Lace Gown
Kate first wore this custom-made Temperley London gown for the premiere of War Horse in January 2012 (not shown), then again ten months later for University of St. Andrews’ 600th Anniversary Appeal with a red Alexander McQueen clutch. She gave it another run this past December 2013 for the David Attenborough’s “Natural History Museum Alive 3D” in London. Third time’s a charm!
Orla Kiely Print Dress
For her charity duties, the Duchess wore this bird-printed coat with brown tights, Aquatalia ankle boots, and an Emmy clutch in February 2012. She loved the ensemble so much, she repeated the look again in November 2013 from head-to-toe!
Emilia Wickstead Green Coat Dress
In honor of presenting the Irish Guard soldiers with shamrocks, Kate wore this festive Emilia Wickstead coat dress and a Lock amp Co. hat on St. Patrick’s Day in 2012. A year later, she gave the coat another wear, but this time around, she kept warm with a black turtleneck and tights, a John Locke beret, and of course, a growing baby bump. A year sure made a difference!
Emilia Wickstead Pleated Dress
Kate was pretty in pink for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee! In honor of the celebration, the Duchess wore this pleated dress by Emilia Wickstead in May of 2012 for a luncheon with Prince William, and just a few days later, she wore it again with a matching hat for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Jenny Packham Silk Floral Dress
Alexander McQueen Knit Dress
For Catherine's visit to Prince Edward Island on July 4, 2011, she chose this Alexander McQueen sailor neckline dress, and exactly one year later, she wore it again for the Wimbledon Championships in honor of the tournament's signature white color.
Turquoise Jenny Packham Dress
The Duchess of Cambridge first wore this Jenny Packham gown during the "Our Greatest Team Rises" Olympics concert in May of 2012. She resurrected the look for the Tusk Conservation House Awards Banquet in November of 2018, swapping her updo for loose waves.