Kate Middleton's Royal Ascot Dress Is New, but It Should Look Awfully Familiar

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If, upon seeing Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen look for day one of the Royal Ascot, you experience déjà vu, we're not surprised. In 2016, the duchess wore a similar lacy white dress to the same event, only it was by Dolce & Gabbana. Nevertheless, it seems like she could offer anyone a few pointers about what to wear for a horse race in England.

Obviously, Kate prefers to stick with a number that's breezy and functional, hitting right below the knee. But modest details like a high neckline or long sleeves are preferable and help Kate achieve her signature brand of sophistication. Kate's neutral accessories included a textured envelope clutch, Gianvito Rossi pumps, a new netted fascinator, and delicate drop earrings loaned to her by the queen. Scroll through for an all-angles view of Kate's trusty summertime ensemble, then shop a variation of Kate's Alexander McQueen look, along with alternative options.