Kate Middleton Elevates a Recycled Dress With Her Beloved Glittering Heels

Kate Middleton may be a duchess but when it comes to fashion, she is a queen of recycling pieces.

The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a gala for the Place2Be children’s mental health charity Monday night at Buckingham Palace and revisited one of her most famous looks for the occasion. She first wore the Jenny Packham blue gown with beaded detailing and sheer sleeves while on a royal tour of India with husband Prince William in April 2016. Tonight, she accessorized the glamorous floor-length dress with a matching embellished clutch.

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Kate Middleton hosts a gala dinner for Place2Be at Buckingham Palace in London.
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A closer look at Kate Middleton’s glittering heels.
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The Duchess of Cambridge mirrored the shimmering accents of her gown with her glittering heels. The style is Jimmy Choo’s Romy ombré glitter pump, one of the duchess’s favorites. She previously sported the pointed-toe design at the Noël Coward Theatre for a special performance of the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on Feb. 25 and at the BAFTAs in February 2019.

The shoe, which fades from dark gray to silver tones, comes with a rounded vamp and a 4-inch coated heel. A colorway that’s similar to pairs the duchess has worn before is available at Neiman Marcus for $725.

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Kate Middleton hosts a gala dinner for Place2Be at Buckingham Palace in London.
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A closer look at Kate Middleton’s glittering heels.
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Jimmy Choo Romy ombré glitter pumps.
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The Duchess of Cambridge hosted the Place2Be gala and dinner at the palace. Since 2013, she has been an advocate and a patron of Place2Be, an organization that provides kids with emotional support starting at an early age and that stands by the ideals that no children should have to face mental health issues by themselves.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton on their royal tour of India, April 2016.
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The event capped a busy day with Kate at Commonwealth Day services in the morning, dressed in yet another recycled ensemble. Her head-to-toe red outfit included a Catherine Walker coat and suede burgundy Gianvito Rossi pumps, both of which she both wore for Christmas Day services in 2018.

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Kate Middleton in a red Catherine Walker coat and Gianvito Rossi pumps at the Commonwealth Services in London on Monday.
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Read on to see other glitter-coated footwear styles to liven up your own special-event dressing.

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To Buy: Via Spiga Nikole 3 Pumps, $175.

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To Buy: Badgley Mischka Daisy Embellished Pumps, $198.

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To Buy: Katy Perry Collection Sissy Pumps, $89.

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