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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jessica on

I “recycle” all my clothes, and wear them more than once! I didn’t know I was being so trendy.

Really? The fact that she wore something twice is a news story? Must be a slow day.

Kit on

Good grief – why is this news – even in a gossip/pop culture magazine???

HJM on

And this story is important because????? Why does it matter that she wears her clothes more than once?

SeanR on

Sensible to see the Royal-to-be wears clothes more than once. Most ordinary folk do!But this isn’t recycling!

Donnny G. on

Fresh, original and looking great! Kate is what we needed. More photos and outfits to come. Love the whole Will & Kate Royal matchup and looks like we`ll have lots of positive and fun “Royal” bits to watch for and enjoy in 2011. Just when the whole planet is falling to pieces, we get a brake from the constant deluge of ‘bad news’ every day.
Well done! Long live Kate and William. Cheers!

Karen B. on

Can you imagine having to be photographed in a different outfit for the rest of your life? In People, if someone wears a thing three times, they are pictured in a “I Really Love My…” display. Seriously, I rotate through about 10 outfits for half the year, which are themselves a mix and match of maybe 5 bottoms and 10 tops. She recycles one dress once and it’s news. Yoy – I couldn’t take it. Let’s hope she likes fashion and shopping.

Sunny on

Recycle? No- its not.

Clothing is not disposable. You wear it more than once.

lisnrick on

Wow, with everything else goin on in this world, Kate Middleton wearing something from her closet more than once makes the news? Pretty damn sad.

ron on

i like hats. I have never had a hat.

Sheila on

It is nice to see that the Prince has chosen such a down to earth woman to be his Princess. Diana would be very pleased!!!

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