It seems in Kate Middleton's world everything that is old is new again, and that is why we love her. The Duchess of Cambridge has showed off her thrifty side again by recycling a pink Emilia Wickstead frock to attend the Queen's annual summer garden party held at Buckingham Palace. She recently wore the same dress (all within the same month, mind you) to the Sovereigns' Luncheon as part of the Queen's ongoing Jubilee celebrations on May 18th.

This time Kate updated the long sleeved blush pink pleated dress by adding a stunning pale pink hat designed by Jane Corbett. Speaking of her excitement over Kate wearing one of her pieces, Corbett took to her blog to write: "absolutely thrilled that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear one of my hats to her first Garden Party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon, how wonderful!"

No doubt there will be plenty of orders now coming her way for Ascot.

Along with the hat and dress, the Duchess matched her girlish garden party outfit with a pair of light taupe patent leather LK Bennett pumps, and square case clutch also by LK Bennett. Kate's dress doesn't seem to be available any more, however our wise editor-in-chief, Gemma did track down a couple of similar versions that also by Emilia Wickstead.


Tell us, do you like the way that Kate has reworked this dress with some stylish millinery?

[- A shout-out to What Kate Wore for ID-ing this outfit!]