01/15/2014 09:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Queen Mathilde Teaches Us How To Shop Our Closets Like A Royal

Yes, even queens, with their palaces and servants, shop their own closets.

Or at least Queen Mathilde does. The Belgian royal knows a good dress when she sees one, and she has no problem wearing it over and over again... and she'll even buy it in multiple colors. To attend a New Year's reception at the Royal Palace in Brussels yesterday, Mathilde opted to wear a magenta off-the-shoulder shift dress, the same one we spotted her wearing back in November during a trip to the Netherlands.

Like we said, the queen's also a pretty savvy shopper when she finds a silhouette that works well. Earlier this week, Mathilde wore a very similar gray version of the off-the-shoulder dress. Even better, she'd also already worn it in November -- proof that royals repeat their favorite dresses just like the rest of us.

Moral of the story: Find dresses you feel great in, stock up on multiple colors and wear them as much as you darn well please.

The magenta dress on Jan. 14...



...and again on Nov. 8:


The gray dress on Jan. 10...


...and again on Nov. 21:


More great dresses, courtesy of Mathilde:

A Look At Princess Mathilde's Style

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