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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SS on

@ Holly. I care what she does and who she is becoming you must obviously care some to read this and then comment on it.

I love her style, she does everything with class.

gradstudent on

News flash- MOST people wear clothes in their closets more than once-even the wealthy.

gradstudent on

Really, ‘SS’-do you know her?

susan j. sager on

Hooray for Kate Middleton, the engagement and all. For whatever reason, it looks as though she is not wearing a bra!! And if not, them kudos to her on her style.

Observer on

It’s strange that so many people are in “awe” of the fact that she wears the same outfit more than once. I suppose her long and difficult pursuit of Prince William has paid off for her!!!

Tiff on

If you don’t care, why do you read it and take the time to write about it? Maybe you care too much, hahaha…

I wish her and Wiliam the best of luck.

Sally on

Is that a chopstick in her hat? Some of them look like they’ll poke somebody’s eye out one day. The celebs in American should take to wearing hats liek that with all sorts of feathers and sticks and things protruding. That’ll keep the paps away. aay aay

Marty on

Holly said: For the love of God, enough is enough about this girl. No one and I mean NO one with a brain really cares what she does.
Thank you SO much for speaking for the millions of people around the world. /sarcasm. How arrogant of you. I have a brain, and I’m interested in this story…hence the reason I clicked the link. If you don’t care, DON’T CLICK THE LINK. Talk about not having a brain.

Lorraine on

I admit freely I am intrigued by Ms. Middleton. She is young and comfortable with her self and her fashion sense. She is also very aware of what looks flattering and what does not.

She is not about – it would appear – to wear odd clothing that is loud and boorish – which some people get gullibly trapped into trying – fashion season after fashion season – even if it looks horrific on them.

I also “recyle” my clothes from past seasons. Why not. If the pieces are still in style and they continue to look great on me – why not?

I think she is spot on!

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