While you were watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Monday night, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth were hosting a slew of esteemed British film and theater stars at Buckingham Palace. The event was to celebrate Queen E's 60 years as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the contribution dramatic arts brings to life. But mostly, people were just focusing on what Kate Middleton was wearing.
The Duchess looked stunning in a bright red Alexander McQueen wool crepe pleated skirt and matching red top. It's the second time we've seen Kate wear the skirt; the first time being in 2012 at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
It actually took me a minute to recognize the frock, as the first time the Duchess wore it, it was styled completely differently. Kate had donned a red hat, nude pumps, and a more structured shirt for the event. This time around, the outfit has a much more relaxed feel, thanks in part to Kate's loosely curled hair.
Like everyone else, I love seeing the Duchess breathe new life into recycled clothes. Kate managed to wear the same dress to two different events in vastly different ways -- and look both polished and stylish.
I can't help but wonder if I had an Alexander McQueen skirt if I'd wear it twice, too?
Which outfit of Kate's do you like better?
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