Kate Middleton Recycles Jenny Packham Dress & Jimmy Choo Sandals: Comparing Her 2018 & 2012 Looks

Leave it to Kate Middleton to recycle one of her most glamorous dresses ever — and make it look even better the second time.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for date night with Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London donning a teal Jenny Packham dress and Jimmy Choo platform sandals.

Middleton, who is known for re-wearing her favorite looks, first donned the dress-and-shoe combination to an event at Royal Albert Hall in 2012 to celebrate the London Olympic Games.

Kate Middleton Jenny Packham Dress
Kate Middleton wore a recycled Jenny Packham gown and Jimmy Choo sandals tonight.
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Read on for more details about her outfit — now and then.

The Dress: The floor-length teal gown — which features a striking bejeweled waistband — was designed by British designer Jenny Packham, one of Kate’s go-to designers. When Middleton first wore the dress, she hadn’t yet given birth to any of her three children — but it still fit perfectly tonight. (Just last week, Middleton recycled another Packham frock, a royal blue collared style featuring slightly puffed shoulders and flared sleeves.)

The Shoes: Kate’s dress wasn’t her only recycled piece of the night. The duchess also brought back her Jimmy Choo “Vamp” metallic platform sandals. Middleton, who typically wears single-sole pumps, clearly feels comfortable in this particular Choo style, which adds some extra height under a long dress.

Kate Middleton Then and Now
Kate Middleton wore the same dress and shoes in 2012.
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The Bag: The clutch, which matched the Packham dress, was yet another reworn item.

While much of the look was an exact copy of last time around, this time Middleton wore her hair down. Six years ago, she donned an elegant chignon.

For more of Kate Middleton’s classic looks, click through the gallery.

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