Kate Middleton’s fashion strategy of re-wearing previously worn clothes to events has gained mixed reaction from critics and fans. Most recently, the royal mother-of-two has worn the iconic cream coat she wore for Prince George’s christening during the Queen’s Garden Party held Tuesday.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant as she joined Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family for the annual Queen’s Garden Party. For the event, Kate recycled an Alexander McQueen coat and a Jane Taylor hat, Mirror reported. Both fashion pieces were what the Duchess wore when the royal couple’s son Prince George was baptized in 2013.
A few of the pictures from the event was also shared on social media through the Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account. One of the pictures featured a side-by-side shot of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge each greeting some of the Garden Party attendees. Kensington Palace captioned the image, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with guests at today's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.”
Meanwhile, Kate’s decision to re-wear the iconic Alexander McQueen coat has gained mixed reactions from royal watchers and critics. A few of the Twitter users immediately recognized the Duchess’ cream coat as the one she wore for Prince George’s christening. Although, one Twitter user commented that the iconic coat was too special to wear for the occasion. Twitter user @BellaKarenbella wrote, “George’s christening was enough. [Too] special to wear again. Love that you recycle but sometimes......”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with guests at today's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace pic.twitter.com/l482Y3kLvP
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 24, 2016
The same sentiment was also cited in a report posted on Vanity Fair. The said report described Kate’s recent recycled attire as having “reached new heights.” It also highlighted that some fashion critics may consider the Duchess’ re-wearing of the iconic christening coat as not “so wild.”
However, the report mentioned that re-wearing the stylish designer coat to the Garden Party is “a little bit like the royal version of wearing the outfit you’re wearing in your Facebook profile picture or Twitter avatar out to a friend’s birthday party—or maybe closer to a bride wearing her wedding dress out to a formal summer barbecue.”