It looks like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, got the art of re-wearing her chic outfits from her late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. The mother of Princes William and Harry sure knew how to deconstruct and redesign some of her royal wardrobes and they’re incredibly stunning.
The Catherine Walker Gown
This Catherine Walker gown was first worn by Lady Di during an official visit to Lisbon, Portugal sometime in 1987. She then recycled the pale blue dress by removing the long sleeves and redesigning it with a sweetheart strapless neckline for a charity ball in 1989.
A Voluminous Skirt
Princess Diana was clearly in high style on her Lisbon trip in 1987. Her photo on the left was taken during her official visit wearing a voluminous black and white skirt matched with a dark blue blazer. The photo on the right was taken a few months later while she was in Cannes, wearing the same skirt but matched with a white coat.
A Floral Two-Piece Outfit
No matter the outfit, Diana can be inventive and great about her style. The Princess of Wales was spotted wearing this two-piece ensemble at the 1981 Wimbledon Tennis Championships (left photo). Four years later, she wore it again sans the top to watch a polo match in Cirencester.
The Mondi white skirt with red polka dots
Diana’s love for polka dots is evident in these photos. The left picture shows the Princess dressed in a white Mondi skirt with red polka dots at a polo match in Windsor. Wait, can you spot the matching ankle socks, they are too lovely! On the right photo, Diana is seen receiving blooms from her fans on her visit to Melbourne, Australia while wearing the same versatile skirt matched with a long red coat.