Kate the royal recycler strikes again as she breaks out her favourite Diane Von Furstenberg dress for Zara's pre-wedding party


Royal recycler: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, opted for a green Diane Von Furstenberg dress for Zara Phillips' pre-wedding party last night which she had previously worn to an event in Los Angeles this month

As the Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of the future King of England, Kate literally has the world at her feet.

And, after establishing herself as a fashion icon, designers are constantly falling over themselves in a bid to dress the world's most famous royal.

But as she tried to decide what to wear for Zara Phillips' pre-wedding party yesterday evening, Kate broke out an old favourite in the form of a chic green Diane Von Furstenberg dress which she wore previously at a reception during her and William, the Duke of Cambridge's, tour of Los Angeles earlier this month.

Stylish: The green silk 'Maja' dress featured a low V back and brushed gold buttons along the seam

However, in an attempt to make the outfit look different, Kate teamed it with a pair of black patent heels - in contrast to the nude court shoes she accessorised it with last time.

The $398 silk 'Maja' dress, from the designer's new collection, featured a green sash belt and a deep V back, complete with brushed gold buttons running down the seam.

It's not the first time Kate has decided to recycle one of her outfits for another royal engagement.

Something blue: Kate at The Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday service in June, and, right, wearing the same coat dress in 2009

Earlier this year, she was seen wearing the same blue jacquard coat dress to the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday party, after previously breaking it out back in 2009.

Kate also wore the same black and white dress she had previously worn to a nightclub back in 2007 as she attended a friend's wedding in June,

And, as she began her royal tour of Canada with William earlier this month, Kate made the decision to wear the white Reiss dress she had donned for one of her official engagement photographs ahead of the pair's wedding in April.

You can't have too much of a good thing: The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in Ottawa on her Canadian royal tour in the same white Reiss dress that she wore for her official engagement portrait in November (right)

It was reported earlier this year that the Duchess had told a friend she didn't want to be a 'clothes horse', and was intending to wear her outfits more than once.

She was quoted as telling a friend: 'Times are tough; I cannot be expected to wear a new outfit for every royal engagement. I am not a fashion model.'

The friend also apparently said: 'The Duchess is aware that people are struggling in the current economic climate.

'Changing outfits for every engagement is simply not practical nor affordable and would send out the wrong message.'

Monochrome: Kate wore this black and white dress to a friend's wedding in June, after wearing it previously on a night out at a London nightclub back in 2007

source: dailymail
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