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Opinion: Digging around in the back of the wardrobe and then choosing an outfit we've had for years is something we do all the time — even, shock horror, if our friends and family have seen it before.
But for royal women, who have access to the world's top designers and latest looks, re-wearing an item of clothing is a big deal.
That's because new clothes are a luxury they can afford.
The Duchess of Cambridge
Nowadays more royal women are choosing to recycle or upcycle an older outfit to demonstrate their thrifty side, justifying the enormous expense of the monarchy in the modern world.
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But it's also part of a movement allowing royal ladies to prove their fashion credentials with a trend that isn't going away: sustainability.
Gone are the days when Diana,, was mocked for wearing an outfit more than once.
Now her daughter-in-law Kate, the, is praised for every re-wear.
Kate's penchant for opting for old versus new has become so expected, royal fashion watchers on social media were guessing which gown she would bring out from her wardrobe for the Earthshot Prize Awards on Sunday.
Much to the delight of long-time Kate disciples, she chose a 10-year-old Alexander McQueen dress first worn in Los Angeles in 2011 soon after she married into the royal family.
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A few days before, the Duchess wore a green Erdem coat to Kew Gardens to promote the Earthshot Prize,during the royal tour to Australia and New Zealand.
Kate went even further back byfor a series of video calls to promote her book Hold Still: A Portrait Of Our Nation In 2020 earlier this year. The blouse was first seen in 2010 in the portraits released to .
The Duchess's efforts to give her old clothing a new lease of life shows how in-tune she is with the sentiments of the public still recovering from the financial costs of the coronavirus pandemic.
During the global health crisis, when many had either lost their jobs or were on government support, Kate understood the optics of wearing trusty wardrobe staples instead of buying new.
Kate is also supporting her husband's ambitious project to save the planet. Guests invited to the Earthshot Prize Awards were told not to buy anything new. William wore aand a velvet jacket from 2019.
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The Duchess freshened up her gown by swapping the original belt for another from 2018.
The ceremony itself was described by Kensington Palace as "the most sustainable event of its kind".
Kate answered the call in 2020, too, when organisers of the BAFTAs asked attendees to wear something with "green credentials". The Duchess brought back a golden Alexander McQueen gown.
There appears to be a deliberate move on Kate's part to show she can be thrifty and stylish, as evidenced by her selection of clothing over the past few years with many dating back to the early days of her and William's relationship.
Take, for example, heror the cream Reiss coat worn when she was simply Kate Middleton and seen again in Ireland in 2020.
Crown Princess Mary
And then there isof Denmark who has been leading the sustainability charge for years.
Mary recentlyto "take responsibility" when choosing what clothing they buy to reduce the amount of waste on the environment.
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The Australian-born royal, who herself has a proven track record of re-wearing and upcycling her outfits, is urging both the fashion industry and shoppers to think more about the "environmental footprint" of fast, throwaway fashion.
As originally pointed out by 9Honey, Mary has choseninstead of buying new pieces for most of her official engagements this year alone, with some of her items dating back at least 10 years.
In her high-profile role, Mary understands the responsibility she has in showing that even the world's most photographed women can re-wear their clothing and not be criticised for doing so.
In the 17 years since marrying the future King of Denmark, Mary has attended countless banquets, balls, galas and state dinners where a gown is a dress code requirement.
But she has shown time and time again that a few subtle tweaks can transform an outfit into something virtually brand new — without the guilt and carbon footprint.
Impressively, Mary has worn the same claret-coloured velvet gown by Birgit Hallsteinfor her pregnancy in 2007.
The designer revamped the gown by changing the neckline, sleeves, waist and cut allowing Mary to give it more use.
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Similar changes were done to another gown by Hallstein, most recently worn to the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in Japan. Gone was the sequined overlay top from 2013 and.
Last year, Mary's red coat by Henriette Zobel's Pureheart label had been drasticallyfirst seen in 2012.
A similar chop was made to Mary's Ralph Lauren floor-length gown worn in 2010 to a pre-wedding event for the marriage of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria.
When the Swedish royals visited Copenhagen in 2019, Mary wore the same gown but this time it was midi-length.
And Mary's favourite Prada dresslast year.
These are just a handful of examples of Mary repurposing older items — there are simply too many others to include.
Of course,is the original environmental crusader, the royal family's very own Captain Planet.
He told Vogue in 2020 about his habit of having clothes mended instead of falling victim to "this extraordinary trend of throwaway clothing".
Last year, Charlesdesigned in Milan and made by textile students on a course at the Prince's Foundation at Dumfries House.
Prince Charles also revealed he still wears a pair of shoes he bought in 1971, saying: "I happen to be one of those people who'd get shoes — or any item of clothing — repaired, rather than just throw it away".
Prince Charles has been regularly re-wearing two coats since the 1970s and 1980s - a taupe wool double-breasted coat worn to Canada in 1975 made another appearance there in 2001, and a tweed Anderson & Sheppard double-breasted number.
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His waxed John Partridge jacket is at least 23 years old and remains a wardrobe staple, even though it is covered in patches from multiple repairs.
Even his younger son Prince Harry has joined the sustainable bandwagon with wife Meghan, last week partnering with a firm that helps create portfolios.
Harry and Meghan
But the Duke andhave a long way to go before they can join the likes of Kate, Prince Charles and Princess Mary with their environmental efforts.
Meghan debuted many new items of clothing during her, with some claiming her outfits over the three-day trip cost $144,000.
While in 2019 the Duchess was warned toamid reports her maternity wardrobe had reached more than $717,000.
"Being extravagant, massively extravagant — she can't afford to," former BBC reporter and royal expert, Jennie Bond, said.
"She's a wealthy woman but it doesn't play very well, so I think she needs to just watch that."
Unfortunately, Meghan doesn't have a good track record when it comes to re-wearing or upcycling her outfits.
Perhaps the Duchess of Sussex might look to her sister-in-law or Princess Mary when selecting her future looks if she wants to remain on-trend.
And for us mere mortals, next time you feel a need to buy something new for a coming special occasion, don't waste time browsing online retailers for style inspiration.
Instead, take cues from Kate or Mary, or Charles, and feel good about saving the planet and saving money.
After all, the royals have a "buy less, buy better" approach, and it's a good mentality if you can afford it.
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