The Duchess of Cambridge has been known to wear some of her favorite outfits more than once and thrifty fashionistas can learn quite a lot from her.
Kate was spotted in a red Catherine Walker coat dress for Commonwealth Day Services at the Westminster Abbey and some fans might have noticed that this was a familiar look.
This is because the royal once wore the same red dress when she stepped off a plane in New Zealand holding Prince George in her hands.
Her first son was about 9 months old at the time. In the photo from 2014, little George could be seen squirming adorably in his mother's arms and kicking his legs enthusiastically as the family walked towards the tarmac.
Years later, Kate looked just as stunning in the same dress. However, she wore a matching red fascinator this time around instead of the pillbox hat she chose to pair the red coat dress with back in 2014.
The lovely outfit is a Catherine Walker design, reports said, which featured button details and a classic collar.
For the Commonwealth Day Services, Kate Middleton joined her husband, Prince William, and the rest of the royal family including Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and of course Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Being able to wear the same look five years apart is a fashion skill Kate has honed over the years. This is mostly because she usually goes for classic outfits that can be worn again if needed.
So if you're trying to optimize your wardrobe, this is one skill you must have as well. While it's great to follow the trends, it can also be effective to have some timeless pieces like this coat dress.
This way, there's always something gorgeous in your outfit collection that will stand the test of time.