We always stop in our tracks when Kate Middleton arrives at an event in a pristine gown. Throughout her time as a member of the royal family, she’s become a fashion icon for people everywhere, with many of the dresses she rocks selling out almost instantly (thank goodness for dupes!) Despite being one of the biggest fashion inspirations in the world, Kate likes to stay environmentally friendly by frequently re-wearing some of her most dazzling dresses.
Over the years, Kate has become well-known for recycling some of her elegant outfits more than a few times in public. While this may not seem like a big deal at a first glance, it says something about her sensibility. Fast fashion has become a sizable problem for the environment. Per UNECE, it’s become “the second-highest user of water worldwide, producing 20 percent of total global water waste.” To counteract this, many public figures like Kate and Jane Fonda have taken it upon themselves to re-wear pieces they have.
Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge made headlines for re-wearing her lilac Alexander McQueen gown for the Earthshot Prize Awards. Knowing her, she’ll continue to spruce up more of her past outfits for future events.
So let’s check out the times Kate recycled her dazzling outfits below.