Seeing Double

Who Wore It Best: Kate Middleton or Kate Middleton (Photos)

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the first time she's worn the same outfit twice. A look at the Duchess's love for recycling clothes.

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On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress. But that's not the first time she's worn the same outfit twice. A look at the Duchess's love for recycling clothes.

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Kate Middleton donned a yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors to the zoo Sunday. She was last seen in the look while in the Solomon Islands during the 2012 Jubilee Tour.

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The Duchess loves this look! To visit Auckland Harbour on April 11, 2014, play volleyball at Olympic Park in Stratford on October 18, 2013, and visit the Athletes Village at Olympic Park in Stratford on July 31, 2012, Kate sported the same Zara blazer, skinny jeans, and wedges.

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Girl on Fire

Kate Middleton stunned at her first public appearance in 2014 in a long-sleeve, vibrant, red-pleated Alexander McQueen dress. This wasn't the first time the Duchess has rocked this ensemble, however. She also wore the frock to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, where she paired it with a coordinating Sylvia Fletcher fascinator and nude heels.

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Keeping Things Neutral

Kate sported the same tan-and-brown printed Orla Kiely dress coat, brown stockings, and Aquatalia ankle boots to the Only Connect headquarters in London on November 19, 2013 and to the Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford on February 21, 2012.

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Lovelace

The Duchess loves her lace! Kate attended the UK premiere of War Horse on January 8, 2012 and a screening at the Natural History Museum in London on December 11, 2013, both times wearing a three-quarter-sleeve black lace dress with a white slip by Alice Temperly.

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Pretty in Pink

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a pink Emilia Wickstead dress to a reception before Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee lunch on May 18, 2012, rewearing the same frock only two weeks later to a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

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It's Easy Being Green

Kate was first seen sporting her green Diane von Furstenberg shift dress on a visit to California in July 2011. She then wore the frock only a few weeks later at Zara Phillips's pre-wedding celebration the first weekend in August.


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Hey, Sailor!

Kate couldn't get enough of her sailor-inspired, blue-lined, cable-knit sweater dress by Alexander McQueen. The Duchess was first seen wearing the dress to a private ceremony on Prince Edward Island as part of her Royal Tour in 2011 with blue suede pumps. A year later, she sported the same frock while attending a day of tennis-specating at Wimbledon. 

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Creme de la Creme

Same dress, different fascinator. Kate recycled a tailored ivory Day Birger Et Mikkelsen coat that she wore to the wedding of Camilla Parker Bowles's daughter, Laura, to Harry Lopes in 2006 with a feathered headpiece. She sported the same look—this time with a circular headpiece—to Zara Phillips's wedding in August 2011.