Kate Recycles Another Gorgeous Gown! Which Way Did She Wear This Jenny Packham Dress Best?

02/11/2014 at 04:12 PM ET

Kate Middleton Jenny PackhamWENN; AFP/Getty

Now that the Duchess of Cambridge is a mom, it seems like she’s been recycling her wardrobe even more than before giving birth to Prince George. Maybe she’s not as into shopping for new looks, or maybe she just knows what she loves and sticks to it. That’s definitely the case with this ink blue Jenny Packham gown, which Kate brought back out of her closet for the Royal Portrait Gala in London Tuesday (far left), just three months after she first wore it (right).

And we don’t blame her for being obsessed with this dress. The off-the-shoulder number, featuring a black velvet belt, highlights her slender waist, while the flowing silk tulle feels very regal. Back in October, Kate debuted the gown at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds/Action on Addiction gala dinner in London. But for this time around, she chose to step things up in the accessory department, adding a diamond drop necklace borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. She also added a tighter curl to her coveted hair.

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Our editors just sat front row at the Fall 2014 Jenny Packham show, and spotted a few gowns that would be fun for Kate should she be ready to try a new look (more on that later!). But we want to know: When did the Duchess wear the dress best? What do you think of her red carpet repeat policy? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Lyn on

One of the reasons we all love Kate is because she is unique. So she recycles clothes like the rest of us; she’s a woman with common sense and is very endearing.

Jacq on

Wearing your clothes a second time is NOT recycling. It’s what humans do.

Aud on

Still, I would like to see the size of her wardrobe!

guest on

you’re a moron Jacq. I think the point is that she is in the position where she DOES NOT have to recycle, yet she chooses to do so. It makes her more relatable. Love her.

Mel on


MIa on

I think it’s ridiculous for her to reuse a dress! She’s not a “regular person” shes a freakin’ princess! Her job is to be a style icon for people to look up to. I mean, look at Princess Di, did she ever rewear a dress in public? NO. Because she was a true fashionista who understands that, when being in the public eye, you need to present a certain version of yourself that’s a little larger than life. Again, Kate is a princess. A princess should not wear dresses twice. Donate them to charity once you wear them to not be wasteful but do NOT be seen in the same dress. It’s tacky, it’s crude, and it’s not princess like at ALL. I can’t believe her.

Elaine on

I think she’s being very frugal,and darnit all, good for her!!!

japonica on

Middle class Kate….

ES71 on

So, if you are a royal or celebrity you can’t be seen twice in the same clothes?
I think I’d go crazy just from figuring our 3 new outfits for every day of my life. This is like a thousand perfectly matched and fitted and designed outfits with shoes and bags and coats to come up with in a year. This is a full time job.

Jae on

I recycle every piece of clothing I own.

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