11 June 2012 by

Kate Middleton Repeats Katherine Hooker Coat and Jenny Packham Dress For Wedding

The Queen is apparently fond of Kate Middleton's thrifty ways and the Duchess of Cambridge's most recent outfit is another example of her willingness to rewear. After the Jubilee celebrations saw a total of THREE new outfits from the 30-year-old, Kate was back to recycling her wardrobe this weekend. She joined her hubby at the wedding of Emily McCorquodale, Wills' cousin, to James Hutt and rather than opting for a brand new lacy number, Kate sported a mixture of pieces we've seen before.

Kate Middleton Repeats Katherine Hooker Coat and Jenny Packham Dress For Emily McCorquodale's Wedding

For starters, you'll recognise that dove grey coat as the very same Katherine Hooker creation she wore for last June’s Order of the Garter service. The raw silk Buxton coat features a contrasting waistband and can be made-to-order from the designer's website for £795. Underneath, you'll spy the floaty Jenny Packham frock that Kate wore during the couple’s North American tour. Yep, this is the handpainted silk dress with piping at the waist first seen at the polo match in Santa Barbara last July.

Kate Middleton Repeats Katherine Hooker Coat and Jenny Packham Dress For Emily McCorquodale's Wedding

On the accesories front, Kate-watchers won't be surprised to see the DoC cracking out those LK Bennett Sledge heels for the billionth time while that Hobbs bag had its first outing in Canada. And — would you believe it? — Kate's headgear is a repeat too. She wore this Whiteley hat with a curled Parisisal trim to last year’s Epsom Derby.

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Oh, and let's not forget those earrings which were most recently worn for the Queen's Service of Thanksgiving last week. Now, these pearly beauties have caused quite a stir because instead of being real diamonds, they are — quelle horror! — cubic zirconia. The faux pearls come from a company called Heavenly Necklaces and cost a purse-friendly £48. See, cut-price Kate strikes again! Owner Belinda Hadden has already benefitted from the Kate Effect, selling 60 pairs of earrings within 24 hours — the same amount she’d sell in a year. Phewf!

We rather like the Duchess's mix-and-matchy style, giving each garment a new lease of life but faithfully sticking to the muted colour scheme. And what we haven't seen before is that half-up, half-down hair-do with an oh-so-on-trend plait.

So let's hear it, folks: what do you make of Ms Middleton's wedding wear?

See all of the Duchess of Cambridge's outfits in Grazia's Kate Middleton look book here!


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Mamme in tempi di crisi (Sat Apr 20 14:01:32 BST 2013): Non credo che la crisi colpisca a questi livelli... :-) però mi piace il RICICLO REGALE! Cos'è questa cosa che non si possono mettere I vestiti già usati?