Kate Middleton Recycles Alexander McQueen Dress With Jimmy Choo Pumps

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Kate Middleton is well-known for re-wearing her favorite clothes and shoes. Yesterday, at the 2019 Portrait Gala, the Duchess of Cambridge outdid her penchant for re-wearing outfits.

The beloved British Royal not only repeated her Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 gown but also reworked it into a new, almost entirely different dress.

Kate Middleton re-wearing the Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 black floral dress she previously wore to the 2017 EE British Academy Film AwardsKate Middleton re-wearing the Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 black floral gown she previously wore to the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards

While the black floral gown was previously off-shoulder, it was now square-necked and cap-sleeved. Not much of a change if you think about it, but Kate’s choice to wear her hair down in loose waves really made all the difference.

Kate Middleton in her recycled Alexander McQueen dress that she changed up with cap sleeves and a loose waves hairstyleKate Middleton in her recycled Alexander McQueen dress that she changed up with cap sleeves and a loose waves hairstyle

Even if Kate accessorized with a similar black satin clutch and black Jimmy Choo pumps, she gave off a totally different and more relaxed romantic vibe.

Kate Middleton or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at The Portrait Gala 2019 held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, on March 12, 2019Kate Middleton or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at The Portrait Gala 2019 held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, on March 12, 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge first wore her recycled Alexander McQueen dress to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards back in 2017.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2017 EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, on February 12, 2017Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2017 EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, on February 12, 2017

She styled the gown with an elegant chignon and opulent diamond drop earrings to better match her husband Prince William’s dapper look.

Kate Middleton wearing opulent pear-shaped diamond drop earringsKate Middleton wearing opulent pear-shaped diamond drop earrings

As much as we admire Kate’s eco-friendly, fashion recycling principles, we do, however, prefer the first pair of shoes she wore with the Alexander McQueen dress.

They are the Prada wavy-cut pumps featuring cutouts along the toes that make them much more interesting than the Jimmy Choos.

Kate Middleton taking a step in her Prada cutout suede pumpsKate Middleton taking a step in her Prada cutout suede pumps

Prada Wavy-Cut Suede Pumps

Prada Wavy-Cut Suede Pumps

Which do you prefer, Kate’s wearing of the dress in 2017 or in 2019?

Kate Middleton wears the same dress in 2017 and 2019

Credit: Daniel Deme / Lia Toby / WENN

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