On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the traditional Commonwealth Mass with her husband, and the rest of the British royal family – including Meghan Markle, but today she has continued her solo agenda. This morning, Kate Middleton began her day by visiting the Henry Fawcett Children's Center in the London borough of Lamberth. There, she wore an unexpected style in which she recycled the Links of London earrings she commonly shares with Queen Letizia and completed her Tuesday night at the National Portrait Gallery Gala.
The Duchess of Cambridge updated the top section of her dress by adding sleeves and a square neckline
For the third time, Kate Middleton attends this event, which requires a floor-length gown. On this occasion, she chose to recycle one of her most talked-about dresses of this style – although she’s made some alterations to achieve a refreshing new look. Prince William’s wife, along with Letizia, is an expert as mastering the reincarnation of clothes by giving them a second (third, fourth or fifth) life. So it’s no surprise she decided to dive in her dressing room to recycle the stunning design by Alexander McQueen that she wore on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in February 2017.
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On that occasion, the 37-year-old managed to steal the spotlight from the actresses in attendance thanks to the floral print creation of one of her favorite fashion labels, which featured an off-shoulder neckline and form-fitting bodice. Today, the Duchess has re-worn the standout piece, but to her fans’ amusement, she completely redefined the top section with a fresh and new style from the dress she wore two years ago.
Kate wore the earrings she and Queen Letizia both share in common
Perhaps the ever so stylish Kate wanted to not only update her gala gown sans having to invest in a new dress, but also maybe wanted to strive away from her sister-in-law Meghan Markle's signature boatneck style, which in some cases has even been dubbed as the “Meghan neckline.”
Some may recall the stylish royal wore her floor-length gown to the 2017 BAFTA Awards
Last October, the mom-of-three stepped out in an Erdem dress that gave a nod to Meghan’s style, and the tabloids were quick to point out the similarity. The fact that she was able to recreate her pieces by adding sleeves and a square neckline may be further evidence that, as rumor has it, Catherine has a Personal tailor who helps her update her wardrobe.
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The first time Kate wore this printed frock, she complimented her look with long statement earrings that stood out thanks to her elegant updo. This time, however, Catherine opted for a more natural look by wearing it down in her signature loose waves. As for accessories, she added a black mini Prada clutch, sparkly teardrop earrings and her elemental engagement ring.