The Duchess Of Cambridge at David Attenborough film screening [Getty]
She's known for being the Royal Recycler and now that she has a baby to look after, it's little wonder the Duchess of Cambridge is turning to trusty pieces more than ever. Because the gown that Kate Middleton is wearing for a screening of David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D film tonight may be giving you a touch of deja-vu.
That's because we've seen this very same Temperley London gown not once but twice before. GASP. The DoC first wore it to the 'War Horse' premiere back in January 2012 before repeating it for a dinner to celebrate St Andrews University's 600th anniversary in November last year. Almost two years after its first appearance, new-mum Kate has cracked it out yet again for an appearance with Prince William at the Natural History Museum in London this evening. Well, she sure is a thrifty one.
The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge at David Attenborough film screening [Getty]
The gorgeous gown is made of black lace over a nude underlay and features lace sleeves and a V-neck. The black velvet band is still in place, clinching her waist and she's accessorised with little more than a diamond bracelet and matching necklace. You may remember that Alice Temperley custom made the gorgeous gown for the Duchess when she first wore it in 2012 and it is inspired by the Brit brand's Pre Fall 2012 collection.
Temperley London has long been one of Kate’s favourite frock-makers. You’ll remember she wore a pleated white number by the British designer at Wimbledon as well as an embroidered Alice by Alice Temperley shirt with bootcut jeans with a cowboy hat for her trip to Calgary. And cast your mind back to those pre-Royal Wedding days when Kate chose to wear Temperley London for her first official appearance since announcing THE engagement. More recently, she sported an LBD from the designer for the SportsAid gala a few weeks ago.
It's a Temperley hat trick! [Getty]
‘They are brilliant girls — good Brit stock,’ Alice Temperley has previously said of the Middleton sisters. ‘It’s refreshing, because there’s this whole world of celebrities, but they are so well mannered and polite. They are true British girls, and they are very good ambassadors for British fashion and what we represent.’ Well, the proof is in the pudding.