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Kate Middleton Goes Bold in a Vintage Oscar de la Renta Dress & Pointed-Toe Pumps in Ireland

Kate Middleton made the case for sustainable fashion in a vintage gown tonight at the Museum of Literature Ireland.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in an archival Oscar de la Renta knee-length dress in bold fuchsia with a polka-dot print.

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Kate Middleton in vintage Oscar de la Renta.
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For footwear, the Duchess of Cambridge selected a pair of black pumps. The shoes boasted a slim stiletto heel, a pointed toe and what appeared to be a suede upper.

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Kate Middleton in an Oscar de la Renta dress and black pumps, March 4.
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A close-up look at Kate Middleton’s classic black pumps.
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This marked the University of St. Andrews alum’s third appearance of the day as she and husband Prince William continue their royal tour of Ireland. Kate’s earlier outfits also had a sustainable bent.

The mom of three began her morning in a recycled white Reiss coat that she’s owned since at least 2008; Kate wore it while she and the prince visited the offices of Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, in Dublin. She teamed the coat with black skinny jeans and block-heeled ankle boots that royal watchers believed were from Russell & Bromley.

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Kate Middleton arrives at the Jigshaw charity in Dublin, March 4.
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The duchess then changed into a slightly more casual ensemble as she and William visited a research farm in County Meath, Ireland. The duchess sported an olive-colored jacket with dark skinny jeans and Penelope Chilvers tall tassel boots. Like the Reiss coat, the Chilvers boots predate Kate’s time as a duchess, having been in her wardrobe for about 15 years.

kate middleton, green jacket, penelope chilvers boots, brown boots, skinny jeans, celebrity style, royal fashion, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Teagasc Research Farm in County Meath to hear about their pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across Ireland. They will speak to a group of farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices. Their Royal Highnesses will then meet a group of primary school children visiting the farm, and will join a session as they learn about the environment, nutrition, and food production.Pictured: Catherine,Duchess of Cambridge,Prince William,Duke of CambridgeRef: SPL5153979 040320 NON-EXCLUSIVEPicture by: SplashNews.comSplash News and PicturesLos Angeles: 310-821-2666New York: 212-619-2666London: +44 (0)20 7644 7656Berlin: +49 175 3764 166photodesk@splashnews.comWorld RightsThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Teagasc Research Farm in County Meath to hear about their pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across Ireland. They will speak to a group of farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices. Their Royal Highnesses will then meet a group of primary school children visiting the farm, and will join a session as they learn about the environment, nutrition, and food production.Pictured: Catherine,Duchess of Cambridge,Prince William,Duke of CambridgeRef: SPL5153979 040320 NON-EXCLUSIVEPicture by: SplashNews.comSplash News and PicturesLos Angeles: 310-821-2666New York: 212-619-2666London: +44 (0)20 7644 7656Berlin: +49 175 3764 166photodesk@splashnews.comWorld Rights
Kate Middleton wears Penelope Chilvers boots on a research farm in Ireland, March 4.
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