Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

01/11/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

Whether it’s for her own official engagement pictures or just another social event in her busy schedule, Kate Middleton doesn’t have to look far when it comes to finding the perfect outfit–she simply recycles something from her oh-so-chic closet, adds some new accessories and voila…a new princess-to-be look is born. It’s a very royal trend (Princess Diana was known to mix and match old and new pieces and Princess Anne is quite famous for her frugal approach to fashion), so it’s entirely fitting that Middleton, who will marry into the British royal family in just a few months, should adopt the recession-friendly trend herself. And we have to say, the 29-year-old does it very well. Accompanying her fiancé, Prince William, to a friend’s wedding in the UK on Saturday, she recycled one of her much-loved ISSA black dresses (from the label’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection no less), which she had previously worn to Prince William’s cousin, Peter Phillips’ wedding in 2008. Worn underneath a current season velvet dress coat from independent London label Libélula, the outfit was topped off with a structural feathered beret and a glowing smile. A smart choice, in more ways than one. –Monique Jessen


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Natalie on

Really Holly? Obviously you care enough to write a comment…don’t be a hater. It’s not cute!

Donna on

Excuse me HOLLY????? I’ll determine what I want to have an interest in, and I won’t have you or anyone else telling me whether or not the choice means I have any intelligence, which I am sure is what you meant by a brain! It is wonderful to see Prince William so happy and what seems like truly in love after the tradegy of his parents. Those two boys deserve a good life, a happy life, and I believe he has found it with a beautiful, smart, stylish young woman. Maybe you don’t have the ability to look beyond the very obvious into deeper meanings of stories or any subject, do you have a brain?

jen on

Actually the sheer panel is entirely inappropriate for a soon to be member of the BRF, fine for a commoner but not a Princess to be and she was maligned in England because of it….

Peque on

I find the colors too dark for a wedding during day hours.

Kim on

Gee Holly, I always thought it was “Nobody with a BRAIN clicks on stories they aren’t interested in”.

Dara H on

Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to wear a new outfit every day…

Thonia on

Luv this girl. So simple and unassuming. just like Princess Diana.

jy on

she wears her clothes more than once???? o.m.g.
umm, I would hope that all people would do this instead of creating waste

Amy on

Nice to see people recycling! Especially at this level – people now look up to her. Keep it up. I read about recycling clothing tips and accessorizing at SaveWithGreen.com. Very cool!

Teyawna on

I wouldnt call it frugal or recession friendly to wear something more than once. I would call that normal. Even rich and famous people wear their clothes many times over. I think Kate is great…. but maybe they are fishing to find anything they can to write about her. I wonder what she would say if she saw an article about her wearing a dress to two different weddings almost three years apart.

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