Kate Middleton’s Favorite Dress: How Duchess Masterfully Recycles Her Iconic Black Lace Gown

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Look who’s got a favorite dress!

It’s Kate Middleton who refashioned the beautiful black lace gown she wore to the “War Horse” UK premiere and initially on the eve of her 30th birthday precisely ten months ago:

Graceful Elegance: Kate Middleton shines in her beloved black lace gown, a testament to timeless style and sophisticationGraceful Elegance: Kate Middleton shines in her beloved black lace gown, a testament to timeless style and sophistication at a gala dinner in aid of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Campaign at Middle Temple Hall on November 8, 2012 in London, England(Credit: Craig Harris / WENN / Lia Toby)

On November 8, 2012, in London, Kate Middleton elegantly donned a Temperley London long-sleeved Amoret dress, accessorized with an Alexander McQueen bow clutch, Garrard & Co sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and a Buckley London crystal poppy broochOn November 8, 2012, in London, Kate Middleton elegantly donned a Temperley London long-sleeved Amoret dress, accessorized with an Alexander McQueen bow clutch, Garrard & Co sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and a Buckley London crystal poppy brooch (Credit: Craig Harris / WENN / Lia Toby)

Kate Middleton’s love for recycling outfits is often documented and is a recognized skill. She wore this gown with a black velvet bow clutch the first time and then switched it for a red satin bow clutch the second time around:

Sustainable Style: Kate Middleton showcases her flair for fashion recycling, elegantly transitioning her favorite gown with distinct clutch choicesSustainable Style: Kate Middleton showcases her flair for fashion recycling, elegantly transitioning her favorite gown with distinct clutch choices (Credit: Craig Harris / WENN / Lia Toby)

Do you think that was enough of a change or not?

If you ask us, we wish she did something different with her hair. But because we love this dress so much — and obviously, Kate Middleton does too! — we don’t mind seeing it styled the same way when it first took our breaths away.

Kate Middleton’s “favorite” dress is this Alice Temperley ‘Amoret’ black lace gown:

Iconic in Lace: The Amoret lace gown by Temperley London, a favorite of Kate Middleton, epitomizes royal grace and enduring fashionIconic in Lace: The Amoret lace gown by Temperley London, a favorite of Kate Middleton, epitomizes royal grace and enduring fashion

Alice Temperley recreated this dress in white lace and silk for her Florence Collection 2013, so brides-to-be who covet this style are lucky!

Bridal Inspiration: Alice Temperley's 'Guinevere' dress offers brides a touch of royal elegance with its intricate lace and refined silhouetteBridal Inspiration: Alice Temperley’s ‘Guinevere’ dress offers brides a touch of royal elegance with its intricate lace and refined silhouette

If you can’t wait, have already saved up the coins, and must have this dress NOW, this short-sleeved version is available at Net-a-Porter:

Luxurious Lace: The short-sleeved floral and lace silk gown from Temperley London, a blend of sophistication and floral charm, available for those seeking immediate opulenceLuxurious Lace: The short-sleeved floral and lace silk gown from Temperley London, a blend of sophistication and floral charm, available for those seeking immediate opulence

Are you a fan of how the Duchess of Cambridge recycles her outfits, or do you think this one was too memorable a dress to be worn?

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