Kate Middleton Recycles A Six-Year-Old Gown And It Looks Better Than Ever

BY Harper's Bazaar UK / Nov 11 2018 / 14:41 PM

An elegant teal gown from Jenny Packham stands the test of time

Kate Middleton Recycles A Six-Year-Old Gown And It Looks Better Than Ever
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in London on Thursday night in support of the charity for which William is a patron.

For the occasion, Kate opted to wear an elegant teal Jenny Packham gown - which royal watchers might have recognised.

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William and Kate at the Tusk Conservation Awards, 2018
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As she so often does, the Duchess had opted to recycle an old favourite; she first wore the bespoke dress to a reception at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012 to mark the run-up to the Olympic Games in London.

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William and Kate at the Royal Albert Hall, 2012
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Kate Middleton - Tusk Conservation Awards

The Duchess in 2012
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The beautiful dress, which was custom-made for the royal by the designer, features a silky blue-green underskirt with a sheer layer over the top, and a beautiful cut-away lace back. While in 2012, Kate opted for a plaited updo for the first outing of the dress (allowing the back of the dress to really stand out), last night she paired it with her signature soft waves.

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The Duchess in 2012
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Kate Middleton and William at Tusk Conservation Awards

William and Kate in 2018
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It seems as though she kept her accessories the same, with a matching teal clutch and metallic silver sandals.

Kate Middleton and William at Tusk Conservation Awards

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Kate Middleton - Silver Sandals

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In times where we're being encouraged to think and shop less wastefully, we could all do with taking inspiration from the royal; she's the perfect example that a beautiful dress need not be worn just once.


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