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The Independent UK
Katie Wright

5 times the Princess of Wales wowed in recycled outfits, from Chanel to Zara

With designers clamouring to create custom pieces for her, the Princess of Wales could step out in a brand new bespoke outfit every day if she wanted.

These days, even some non-celebrities don’t like to wear the same ensemble twice. Kate, on the other hand, isn’t afraid to shop her own wardrobe (as the sustainable fashion saying goes), regularly rewearing some of her favourite garments – most recently during the Prince and Princess of Wales’ visit to the US.

Here are five times Kate has reworn outfits and looked fabulous…

1. Chanel jacket

Currently on a three-day visit to the US, the prince and princess sat courtside at an NBA game in Boston, Kate sporting a vintage 90s Chanel jacket, black trousers and heels.

She wore the same boucle blazer and trousers combo just seven weeks ago in London, while visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Royal watchers are impressed that the mum-of-three has started to embrace vintage style more in recent years.

2. Jenny Packham gown

When the princess goes all-out glam for a red carpet event she always impresses.

Fans went wild when she debuted this glittering rose gold gown by one of her go-to designers, Jenny Packham, at a gala dinner at Kensington Palace in 2011.

It’s no wonder Kate decided to don the sequinned showstopper once more, this time for a gala event in Norfolk in 2016.

3. Roksanda dress

Taking a leaf out of Queen Elizabth II’s royal style book, the princess chose a brilliantly bright yellow midi dress by British designer Roksanda for her arrival in Jamaica on a royal tour in March this year.

She donned the same sunny frock to present the Ladies Singles’ Trophy at Wimbledon a few months later.

4. Alexander McQueen coat

Kate has been spotted in Alexander McQueen ensembles countless times throughout the years (starting with her iconic wedding gown, of course).

She debuted this trendy red coat for a hospital visit in 2020, accessorised with black block-heeled court shoes and a top-handle bag.

Later the same year, she gave the coat a chic winter makeover, styling it with a black roll neck jumper, suede boots and leather gloves.

5. Zara blazer

It’s not just designer fashion looks that the princess rewears.

She first wore a white blazer from high street giant Zara paired with slim-cut trousers during a royal visit to Canada in 2016.

The following year she played up the nautical style of the blazer, teaming it with cropped trousers with gold buttons while visiting the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, London.

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