So beautiful that she has worn it twice! Thirteen times Kate became the queen of royal recycling by hauling out an old dress to wear on the red carpet again…
- The Princess of Wales has been recycling red carpet dresses since 2012
- Fast fashion is responsible for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, according to the United Nations Environment Programme
It’s no secret that fast fashion is inherently bad for our earth as it’s responsible for 10 percent of global carbon emissions – but the Princess of Wales is doing her part to save the environment by delving into her wardrobe instead of going shopping.
Kate, 41, has re-worn her ensembles on multiple occasions, sending a message to millions that you can wear the same gorgeous dress more than once and still look fabulous.
She began recycling her red carpet dresses in 2012 when she wore a beautiful long-sleeved black lace Alexander McQueen dress to the premiere of War Horse.
In November of that year, Kate wore the same gorgeous black lace dress again when she attended the St Andrews Anniversary Appeal Dinner.
The Princess of Wales wore her one-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress with black opera gloves to the Baftas this year (right), and she also wore the same dress to the awards in 2019 (left)
Princess of Wales at Roland Mouret. Actress Carole Lombard was the designer’s 2009 collection and the inspiration for the dress, dubbed Lombard. Kate wore the dress to a dinner party thrown by The Thirty Club in 2012 (left) and when she added the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in December 2013 (right)
The princess stunned for the third time when she wore this outfit to an event at the National History Museum to see the premiere of Sir David Attenborough’s “Alive” in December 2013.
Kate previously spoke about her views on the environment when presenting an award at the Earthshot Awards in 2021.
She said: “Nature is vital to all of us…but for too long we have neglected our wild spaces and we are now facing a number of tipping points.
If we don’t act now, we will permanently destabilize our planet and rob our children of the future they deserve.
Recently proving that she’s just as on-trend and chic as the A-listers who surrounded her at the Baftas, she opted for a recycled black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown for the glamorous event, which she wore for the first time in 2019.
The reused number has undergone a few minor tweaks, swapping out the floral detailing on the shoulder for a comprehensive array of materials.
She teamed the elegant dress with trendy black opera gloves and a black clutch and finally gave her old dress a new life.
We’ve compiled a list of times Kate stole the show in recycled outfits. Which look do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below…
The Princess of Wales looks stunning in turquoise Jenny Packham. Worn for six years, the only difference is that she wore her hair up in 2012 (left) and around her shoulders in 2018 (right)
Kate wore her black lace Alexander McQueen evening dress when she attended a dinner at the St Andrews Anniversary Appeal in November 2012 (left) and again at the National History Museum to watch the premiere of Sir David Attenborough’s Alive, December 2013 (right)
This pink pearlescent crystal dress from Jenny Packham stunned the world the first time Kate wore it in 2011 (left) and she even paired it with the same accessories at Houghton Hall in 2016 (right)
Done in a midnight blue Jenny Packham evening dress with her hair loose at the National Portrait Gallery in February 2014 (left) and top in an elegant chignon, at the St Andrews gala in New York in December of the same year (right)
The princess looked effortlessly chic in a custom Alexander McQueen dress by Sarah Burton for the State Dinner in Malaysia in 2012 (left) and worn with Van Cleef and Arpels in 2020 (right)
The Princess of Wales recreated an Alexander McQueen gown she originally wore in 2017 (left) by adding short sleeves to give it a subtle new look in 2019 (right)
The Princess of Wales stepped out of her tuk-tuk and stunned the world in her dark green sequin dress by Jenny Packham in 2019 (left). It had the same effect when she wore it again with her hair down on one shoulder in 2021 (right)
Kate stunned audiences in a custom-made Alexander McQueen dress in 2011 (left) and had the same effect in 2021 (right) when she showed up at Alexander Palace in the same dress, slightly altered by accessorizing with a different belt to pull it off. her small waist
For Kate Middleton’s first joint official photo with her husband last year, she donned a modern metallics ball gown from Susie Cave (right), and re-worn the Vampire Wife’s emerald gown she last wore in March 2020 (left)
The Princess of Wales first wore the DVF’s (Diana Von Furstenberg) full-length ‘Zarita’ gown in black with her hair up in 2014 (left) and when she wore it again in 2017 (right), she styled her hair and wore it. With a diamond bracelet on her wrist
The princess wore a cobalt blue Jenny Packham dress with a matching shawl during a tour of India, before bringing the dress out again for a gala dinner at Place2Be at Buckingham Palace.