Emma Watson Just Repeated a Lace Minidress From 2017
The fashion industry's seemingly endless supply of new clothes is actually quite harmful. According to McKinsey, almost 97 percent of clothing eventually ends up in a landfill, and 60 percent of clothing does so within 12 months of being manufactured. That's why it's more important than ever that we reframe the conversation around rewearing your outfit. For decades, it was considered a fashion faux paux for even the average style enthusiast, who wouldn't dare repeat a look twice in the social media age. For celebrities, it was an even rarer occurrence; with the help of stylists and designers at their beck and call, there was simply no need for outfit repeats. But given fashion's tremendous waste problem, we're finally seeing a shift. Sustainability has taken a front seat in recent years, proving that outfit repeating is more than acceptable; it helps reduce waste, pollution, and prevents clothing from ending up in landfills.
Today's biggest celebrities are now repeating some of their most unique looks without shame. Jennifer Lopez rewore her iconic green Versace dress in 2019, and Tiffany Haddish wore a white Alexander McQueen dress on three separate occasions, three years in a row. Kate Middleton has also developed a penchant for repeating outfits on many occasions, including the burgundy Catherine Walker coat dress she wore on Christmas Day in 2018 and the Commonwealth Service in 2020, respectively. She also recycled her Alexander McQueen gown worn in 2019, at the 2023 BAFTAs.
Most recently, on July 15, Emma Watson made an appearance at Wimbledon 2023 wearing an Oscar de la Renta lace minidress, which she previously wore to a "Beauty and the Beast" press conference in 2017. Both times, Watson kept the styling subtle with delicate jewelry and free-flowing strands. For her 2017 appearance, however, the actress added a bright-pink lip for a pop of color.
Keep scrolling for another glance at Watson's look, and to see the best celebrity outfit repeats of all time.
Emma Watson Wears an Oscar de la Renta Lace Minidress in 2017
Emma Watson wears an Oscar de la Renta white lace minidress with a black bow to the "Beauty and the Beast" press conference on March 5, 2017.
Emma Watson Rewears an Oscar de la Renta Lace Minidress at Wimbledon 2023
Emma Watson rewears her Oscar de la Renta white lace minidress in the evian VIP Suite at Wimbledon 2023.
Kate Middleton Wears an Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress at Wimbledon 2022
Kate Middleton wears her Alessandra Rich polka dot dress to attend Wimbledon in 2022, styling it with delicate jewelry and ankle-strap pumps.
Kate Middleton Rewears an Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress at Hope Street Facilities in 2023
Kate Middleton rewears her Alessandra Rich polka dot dress to the opening of Hope Street Facilities in 2023. She repeated her same ankle-strap pumps but added a white mini bag this time.
Cate Blanchett Wears an Armani Sequin Gown at the 2023 SAG Awards
Cate Blanchett is the queen of outfit rewears, and she proved that at the 2023 SAG Awards, reworking an Armani sequin gown from 2014. The gown features a deep plunge and for this appearance, she wore it with black sheer lace neckline.
Cate Blanchett Rewears an Armani Sequin Gown at the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards
Cate Blanchett rewears the Armani dress months later, for the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards in June. She kept the gown's signature plunge but added in printed lace for the neckline and an open back for a unique twist. First created in 2014, Blanchett's latest rewear marks the fourth time she wore the dress on the red carpet.
Calista Flockhart Wears a Yellow Skirt at the 1999 Emmys
Nominated for "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart wowed at the 1999 Emmys in a Ralph Lauren yellow floor-length skirt, which she paired with a white button-down shirt tied to reveal her belly button.
Calista Flockhart Rewears a Yellow Skirt at the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" Premiere
Styled both times by Elizabeth Stewart, Calista Flockhart rewears the Ralph Lauren yellow skirt with a black off-shoulder top for the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" premiere in 2023.
Princess Diana Wears a Catherine Walker Dress at the Claridge's Banquet in 1989
While attending a banquet at Claridge's in 1989, Princess Diana wore a stunning floral and lavender gown from Catherine Walker with a satin clutch to match.
Princess Diana Rewears a Catherine Walker Dress at the Seoul Blue House Banquet in 1992
Princess Diana successfully reinvented the Catherine Walker dress look, this time with a more sleek skirt of the same color, and silver clutch and heels.
Jennifer Lopez Wears a Versace Dress at the 2000 Grammys
One of her most notable looks to date, Jennifer Lopez wears a plunging, Versace jungle dress to the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Jennifer Lopez Rewears the Versace Dress at the 2019 Versace Show during Milan Fashion Week
Nearly two decades later, Jennifer Lopez wears a revamped version of the Versace dress as she confidently strutted down Versace's spring/summer runway.
Meghan Markle Wears a Nonie Trench Dress in Southbank Centre in 2018
While stepping out at the Southbank Centre, Meghan Markle wears the perfect trench dress by Nonie with a nude clutch and matching heels.
Meghan Markle Rewears a Nonie Trench Dress in South Africa in 2019
Meghan Markle decided to take the Nonie trench dress out for another spin during the Duke and Duchess' tour of South Africa in 2019.
Kate Middleton Wears a Catherine Walker Coat Dress at the Sandringham Christmas Service in 2018
A proud outfit repeater, Kate Middleton wears a burgundy, double-breasted coat dress by Catherine Walker and matching suede pumps for the royal family's annual Christmas service.
Kate Middleton Rewears a Catherine Walker Coat Dress at Commonwealth Day in 2020
Kate Middleton rewears the classic Catherine Walker coat dress for the 2020 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.
Gwyneth Paltrow Wears a Gucci Suit at the Video Music Awards in 1996
For the 1996 Video Music Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow wears an iconic, red velvet suit by Gucci, with a white button-down shirt with statement cuffs.
Gwyneth Paltrow Rewears a Gucci Suit at the Gucci Love Parade in 2021
Gwyneth Paltrow rewears an updated version of the Gucci suit, this time designed by Alessandro Michele, for the 2021 Gucci Love Parade.
Kate Moss Wears a Feather-Trimmed Black Dress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998
With former boyfriend Johnny Depp at her side, Kate Moss turned heads in a feather-trimmed black dress and black mules at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Kate Moss Rewears a Feather-Trimmed Black Dress at Coty's 100 Year Party in 2004
Just six years later, Kate Moss donned the feather-trimmed black dress at the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate 100 years of beauty brand, Coty.
Victoria Beckham Wears a White Suit at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2019
Victoria Beckham looked sophisticated as ever, donning a white double-breasted suit from her own line at 2019's GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Victoria Beckham Rewears a White Suit at the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Afterparty in 2020
Victoria Beckham rewears the power suit in a more relaxed way at the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. after party in 2020, having unbuttoned the blazer and layering a white ruffled blouse with a black floral pin at the collar.
Tiffany Haddish Wears an Alexander McQueen Dress at the "Girls Trip" LA Premiere in 2017
Tiffany Haddish wears a white, halter-neck Alexander McQueen dress with a silver clutch and diamond bracelet at the "Girls Trip" premiere in 2017.
Tiffany Haddish Rewears an Alexander McQueen Dress at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2018
Less than a year later, Tiffany Haddish proudly rewears the gown with silver strappy heels at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Laura Dern Wears a Black Cutout Dress at the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala in 1995
For the 1995 Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala, Laura Dern wore a black, 1017 ALYX 9SM dress with chest cutouts.
Laura Dern Rewears a Black Cutout Dress at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2020
Over 25 years later, Lauren Dern rewears the stunning black cutout gown to celebrate her Oscars win in 2020.
Elizabeth Banks Wears a Red Badgley Mischka Gown at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2004
For the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Elizabeth Banks wears a show-stopping, red Badgley Mischka gown with a sparkling clutch to match.
Elizabeth Banks Wears a Red Badgley Mischka Gown at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2020
Elizabeth Banks rewears the red Badgley Mischka gown at the same event 16 years later.