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Kate Middleton has become known for rewearing some of her best looks every now and then.
She often pairs her recycled outfits with a different hairstyle or accessories.
Middleton tends to repeat styles by Jenny Packham, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen.
Kate Middleton's life is the opposite of normal. Since marrying Prince William, her world revolves around public appearances, palaces, and the paparazzi.
But there's one part of her life that is pretty ordinary: Just like the rest of us, she likes to wear her favorite outfits multiple times.
Some fans say Middleton's fashion recycling is proof that she's down to earth. It's also a testament to her timeless taste in clothing. She's still regularly donning outfits she debuted back in 2011 and 2012 - and they still look stylish.
Here are 51 looks the duchess has reworn over the years.
Daniel Boan and Caroline Praderio contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.
Middleton wore this L.K. Bennett dress in 2014 and again in 2016.
She debuted this Alexander McQueen coat while visiting St. Andrew's school in 2012, then brought it back out for Christmas 2013.
She chose a sunny Roksanda Ilincic dress for a New Zealand trip in 2014 and Wimbledon in 2016.
The duchess loves wearing fire-engine red.
She broke out this Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit in 2011, 2014, and 2017.
She's picked this beaded Jenny Packham gown twice: in 2011 and 2016.
The tiaras here are different, but Middleton wore the same Jenny Packham gown for a 2015 dinner in China and a 2016 reception at Buckingham Palace.
Source: Daily Mail
Middleton is clearly fond of Jenny Packham's creations. Here she is wearing another gown by the designer.
She stunned in this Temperley London gown throughout 2012 and 2013.
She debuted this Orla Kiely dress in 2012, then rewore it in 2015.
She always looks gorgeous in this feminine shift by Roksanda Ilincic.
She chose this classy Alexander McQueen sweaterdress for her trip to Canada in 2011 and Wimbledon in 2012.
This Emilia Wickstead coat was a perfect choice for St Patrick's Day 2012 and 2013.
Middleton doesn't wear many embellished pieces, so this beaded Mathew Williamson dress was refreshingly different.
She's worn this bright blue Stella McCartney shift at least four times since 2012.
She wore this L.K. Bennet dress twice during 2014.
Kate wore this feminine Alexander McQueen frock in both 2014 and 2016.
Middleton first wore this Hobbs dress in 2012, then revived it two years later for her trip to New Zealand.
This Alexander McQueen coat has a cool vintage vibe.
She wore it twice in 2014, once in 2016, and again in 2019.
She opted for a sleek Christopher Kane coatdress in 2012 and 2014.
She chose this M Missoni tweed coat in March and June 2012.
Middleton has also recycled her maternity clothes.
She wore this Alexander McQueen coat while pregnant with George in 2013, then again while pregnant with Charlotte in 2015.
She did the same with this leopard-print dress by Hobbs.
Coatdresses (like this one from Orla Kiely) form the backbone of the duchess' wardrobe.
This one was custom-made for her by designer Emilia Wickstead.
This Jane Troughton coat dress is a staple for Middleton.
She wore it in 2006, 2011, and 2012.
She's recycled this patterned Tory Burch dress.
Middleton first wore this dress by Australian label Zimmerman on a trip to Australia in 2014.
She broke it out again for Wimbledon a few months later.
She wore this sunny, pale yellow frock on international trips in 2012 and 2014.
She wore this Diane von Furstenberg shift twice in July 2011.
Kate rocked this nautical Alexander McQueen ensemble in 2011 and 2014.
Middleton chose this Emilia Wickstead dress twice in two weeks back in 2012.
She also has the same dress in blue.
It's a simple yet chic design.
She wore this purple coat with black velvet trim by Seraphine on a trip to New York City in 2014 and while visiting the Rugby Portobello Trust in 2017.
The coat is currently available for $425.
Middleton has also worn this blue coatdress by Catherine Walker & Co. for two very different occasions.
She was first spotted in the dress during a visit to Germany in 2017. People reported that the duchess repurposed the chic dress for her friend Sophie Carter's wedding in late September 2018.
She debuted this lavender Emilia Wickstead dress in July 2017, then pulled it out again for an appearance in October 2018.
She switched up the handbag and hairstyle to add a little variety to the look.
She then repeated this Emilia Wickstead design for a third time in a shade of forest green.
She debuted the new version of the dress in April while visiting the Centre of Excellence at the Anna Freud Centre.
Middleton wore this teal Jenny Packham gown in May 2012 and November 2018.
She switched her hairstyle the second time around for a new twist on the recycled outfit.
Middleton has worn this blue dress by Eponine London twice before.
She first wore the dress during an appearance in January 2017, then pulled it out again for a visit to the McLaren Automotive Composites Technology Centre in November.
One of her first outfits of January 2019 was a purple skirt suit she first wore in February 2017.
She added a fresh take on the Oscar de la Renta skirt suit by wearing adding some voluminous curls to her hair the second time around.
The duchess has worn this red coatdress by Carolina Herrera three times.
She first wore it during her visit to Canada in September 2016, then brought it out again while attending the RBS 6 Nations rugby match between France and Wales in March 2017.
Middleton then rewore the dress for a surprise visit to Northern Ireland in February 2019, this time pairing it with black tights and booties by L.K. Bennett.
Middleton has won this floral Alexander McQueen gown to two different events, though with a slight alteration the second time.
She first wore the pattern during the 2017 BAFTAs with a dress featuring off-the-shoulder straps. The duchess appeared to wear the same dress during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in March, though this time the dress had cap sleeves.
She's worn this powder-blue Alexander McQueen coatdress for two separate Easter Sunday services.
She first wore the look in April 2014 while in Sydney, Australia, then brought it back out again for Easter in April 2019.
She has also cleverly rewore this $4,000 cream coat by Catherine Walker.
Middleton first wore the coat during a visit to Canada in 2016. She brought it out again for an appearance at the Beating Retreat in London in June 2019, this time pairing it with a chic updo hairstyle.
She recycled this two-piece set from Dolce & Gabbana in January 2020.
Middleton first wore the outfit with black tights and black pumps while attending the Mental Health In Education conference in London, England, on February 13, 2019. At the time, she wore her hair down in loose waves.
In January, she wore the exact same outfit to attend a workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery's Hospital Programme at Evelina Children's Hospital. This time, however, she clipped her hair into a half updo.
In March 2020, the duchess put a new twist on a dazzling blue dress she's worn before.
The blue Jenny Packham gown has a sparkling bodice with long sleeves. Middleton was first pictured wearing the dress during her 2016 tour of India, and paired it with a dazzling shawl and updo hairstyle at the time.
In March, while hosting a gala for Place2Be, a charity that supports children's mental health, Middleton instead opted for loose waves and sparkly heels, while keeping the same clutch she carried four years ago.
In November 2020, Middleton wore a Zara blazer that she first debuted at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Zara blazer Middleton wore at the 2012 London Olympics retailed for $99.90 at the time, according to What Kate Wore.
On Saturday, the Duchess of Cambridge rewore the statement piece when she appeared in an Instagram video to mark the end of the Hold Still exhibition, a collection of photographs meant to create a portrait of the UK during the lockdown.
The first time Middleton debuted the blazer, she paired it with a polka-dot shirt. This time around, she wore it with a cream shirt and a gold charm necklace.
In November 2020, Middleton showed off a blue blazer dress that she first wore in 2012.
Middleton wore this dress in 2012 when she was giving her first public speech as a member of the royal family.
The duchess wore it again in November to announce the results from the "5 Big Questions" survey the Royal Foundation commissioned. The survey focused on the actions people need to take to help children while they are under the age of 5.
The duchess wore this $1,300 Gucci blouse in 2019, and then again in November 2020.
Middleton wore this Gucci blouse in 2019 with a pair of wide-leg trousers, as Insider's Daniel Boan previously reported.
She rewore the shirt during an Instagram Q&A that was shared to Kensington Palace's account on Saturday.
Middleton wore the shirt backwards both times, as photos on Net-a-Porter show that the buttons are meant to be worn on the back of the blouse and not the front.
Middleton wore a tartan Emilia Wickstead dress to the Queen's 2019 Christmas dinner. She wore it again in a video shared on Instagram in January.
Middleton and Prince William sent a video message to frontline workers at the NHS Tayside in Scotland to celebrate Burns Night. In the clip, the duchess wore a red, white, and green tartan dress that she had debuted over Christmas 2019 for a dinner with the Queen.
The duchess first wore a blue Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket in 2017. She wore it again in an Instagram video honoring Children's Mental Health Week in February.
On February 4, Middleton participated in a virtual chat with teachers in honor of Children's Mental Health Week. For the conversation, the duchess rewore a blue Rebecca Taylor jacket, and paired it with $110 rose-gold Missoma earrings.
The first time Middleton wore this jacket was to an event at the Evelina London's Children's Hospital in February 2017. She paired the look with suede heels, a black clutch, and sapphire earrings that matched her engagement ring.
Middleton debuted a stunning Alexander McQueen blazer in 2020, and she rewore it during a video call with nursing students that was shared on Instagram on Wednesday.
In a video call with nursing students shared by Kensington Palace on Instagram on Wednesday, Middleton wore a black Alexander McQueen tuxedo-style blazer with a cream sweater and gold jewelry.
The duchess debuted the blazer in an October 2020 video while announcing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award winner at London's Natural History Museum. She accessorized it with a black top and simple pearl earrings.
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