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Kate Middleton's Fashion Repeats (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/01/2011 8:15 am Updated: 10/01/2011 5:12 am

After a recent pair of repeat sartorial performances, one at Zara Phillips' yacht party and another at her wedding, we decided to take a look at some of the former-Kate Middleton's favorite things.

The Duchess of Cambridge hasn't hesitated to shop her closet, bringing back oldies but goodies on the regular. Her Canadian tour gave us a previously unprecedented glimpse into her wardrobe, showing us just how much she loves a recycled outfit. Twill pants by J Brand, nude L. K. Bennett pumps, a Smythe blazer and Pied à Terre slingback wedges got the most wear on the 11-day tour, but since being named Duchess of Cambridge, she's also worn dresses and coats from years ago...dating back to even -- gasp -- 2006!

As Rachel Zoe so poignantly put it, "I think that just makes her so much more human and approachable. Like, I just went into my closet and grabbed this pair of skinny jeans, little jacket and left. And I think that's great, and that white [Reiss] dress that she wore, she's worn that twice, which I love."

Take a look at a handful of the Duchess' outfit repeats and let us know what you think -- which looks are worth a re-wearing and which should be left behind?

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  • Erdem Dress

    LOOK 1: At the Trooping of Colours event in June 2012. LOOK 2: At a friend's wedding in September 2012. (Getty/Ikon Pictures)

  • Whistles Dress

    LOOK 1: At the Diamond Jubilee Concert, June 4, 2012 LOOK 2: At the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, August 12, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Roksanda Ilincic Frock

    LOOK 1: North American Royal Tour in Beverly Hills, July 8, 2011 LOOK 2: Arts reception during the 2012 London Olympics, July 30, 2012

  • Jane Troughton Brocade Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a wedding in London on August 14, 2009. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At a celebration for Prince Philip's 90th birthday on June 12, 2011, wearing a Zara dress and L. K. Bennett shoes. (Getty photos)

  • Ted Baker Trenchcoat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival in England on March 14, 2008, wearing a black fedora, scarf and boots. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at a hotel in Yellowknife on July 4, 2011, wearing navy pumps. (Getty photos)

  • Issa Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving at the Goring Hotel on April 28, 2011, wearing L.K. Bennett wedges. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Speaking with volunteers in Ottawa on June 30, 2011, wearing Pied à Terre slingback wedges. (Getty photos)

  • Gold Sign Jeans, White Ten Gallon Hat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a rodeo demonstration in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011, wearing a blouse by Temperley. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Watching a rodeo demonstration at the BMO Center in Calgary, Canada on July 8, 2011 in an Alice by Temperley blouse. (Getty photos)

  • Jane Troughton Gold Brocade Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a feathered fascinator to the nuptials of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Paired with an elaborate hat at Zara Phillips' wedding. (Getty photos)

  • L.K. Bennett Nude Pumps

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving in Ottawa, Canada in an Erdem dress on June 30, 2011. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at the Calgary airport in a Jenny Packham dress on July 7, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • DVF "Maja" Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the British Consul-General's residence in L.A. on July 8, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At Zara Phillips' pre-wedding party. (Getty photos)

  • Reiss Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Keeping it simple while posing for official engagement photos. (AP photo) <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Arriving at the Canadian Museum of Civilization for a Canada Day celebration in Quebec on July 1, 2011, wearing a Sylvia Fletcher/Lock and Co. hat. (Getty photo)

  • Sebago Shoes

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Attending a dragon boat race in Charlottetown, Canada on July 4, 2011, wearing J Brand twill pants. <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a sea plane in Yellowknife Canada, wearing J Brand pants on ​July 5, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Pied à Terre Slingback Wedges

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Speaking with volunteers in Ottawa on June 30, 2011, wearing an Issa dress. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing a Smythe blazer and J Brand twill pants. (Getty photos)

  • Smythe Blazer

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Departing for Canada on June 30, 2011 in a Roland Mouret dress, carrying a Mulberry bag. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing twill J Brand pants and Pied à Terre wedges. (Getty photos)

  • Katherine Hooker Coat

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At the Cheltenham Races on March 17, 2006, keeping warm with a fur hat. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Launching a lifeboat in Wales on February 24, 2011. Catherine got the coat shortened (a look we much prefer!). (Getty photos)

  • J Brand Twill Pants

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Boarding a sea plane in Yellowknife, Canada, wearing Sebago boat shoes. <br> <br> <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Boarding a plane in Yellowknife, Canada on July 6, 2011, wearing a Smythe blazer and Pied à Terre wedges. (Getty photos)

  • L.K. Bennett Black Wedges

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Arriving at the Goring Hotel the day before the Royal Wedding in a dress by Issa. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Leaving Buckingham Palace the day after the Royal Wedding, wearing a Zara dress. (Getty photos)

  • Zara Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Leaving Buckingham Palace the day after the Royal Wedding, wearing L. K. Bennett wedges. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Celebrating Prince Phillip's 90th birthday on June 12, 2011 in a Jane Troughton brocade coat. (Getty photos)

  • Princess Diana's Repurposed Earrings

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Paired with a Temperley London frock at Wimbledon on June 27, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: On the last day of her North America tour, in a Whistles ensemble. (Getty photos)

  • Amanda Wakeley Suit

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Meeting with children at a soccer club in Darwen, north-west England on April 11 with a half-up hairdo. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Posing for the official North American Tour portrait on June 3 in London with a sleek, natural-looking coif. (Getty photos)

  • Natalie Handbag By L.K. Bennett

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Worn with a hand-painted, chinoiserie silk dress by Jenny Packham to a polo match in Santa Barbara on July 9, 2011. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Worn with a canary yellow Jenny Packham dress at Calgary Airport two days earlier. (Getty photos)

  • Queen Elizabeth's Maple Leaf Brooch

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: Stuck on a red Catherine Walker coat during the couple's last hours in Canada. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Pinned to a purple Issa dress on Canada Day. (Getty photos)

  • Suede Prada Pumps

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: At a welcome ceremony in Charlottetown, Canada on July 4, 2011, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress. <br> <br><strong>LOOK 2</strong>: Meeting participants in an Inner City Arts program in a Whistles skirt on July 10, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Lavender Jenny Packham Dress

    <strong>LOOK 1</strong>: The wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt on July 7th, 2012, paired with her bronze pillbox hat and a gray Katherine Hoooker coat. <strong>LOOK 2</strong>: At Kate Middleton and Prince William's Royal Canada & California tour, on July 9, 2011. (Getty photos)

  • Blue Tweed Coat Dress By Missoni

    LOOK 1: Diamond Jubilee Event at Fortnum & Mason, March 1, 2012 LOOK 2: Diamond Julbille visit to Nottingham, June 13, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Pink Pleated Dress

    LOOK 1: Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee Lunch in Kensington, May 18, 2012 LOOK 2: Diamond Jubilee Party at Buckingham Palace, May 26, 2012 (Getty photos)

  • Alexander McQueen Sailor Dress

    LOOK 1: Canada tour in Prince Edward Island, July 5, 2011 LOOK 2: Wimbledon, July 4, 2012 (Getty photos)

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