Kate Middleton Wore This Exact Outfit 3 Years Ago, and It Still Looks Just as Good

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The last time Kate Middleton wore this gray Orla Kiely dress was three years ago. But the duchess proved that her well-tailored design is a classic, working it once again with the exact same accessories to support charity Chance UK at Islington Town Hall.

Featuring black floral appliqué at the neckline, a pleated skirt, and a dainty bow at the waist, Kate's knee-length number is memorable, versatile for any occasion, and completely demure. In short, it makes for the easy throw-on-and-go outfit every girl needs in her closet — especially during Fall, when
transitional dressing can get tricky.

Read on to see how Kate's Orla Kiely design made its debut in 2012, then see how she refreshed it the second time around, switching out a delicate bracelet for a chunky silver watch. And since there's no arguing you'll need to shop for a look just like this one, we rounded up polished dresses with all the details Duchess Kate would totally approve of. Feel free to keep them in steady rotation!

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Kate wearing her gray Orla Kiely dress in 2012, accessorized with black pumps, a simple clutch, a dainty diamond bracelet, and her sapphire engagement ring.

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This time around, Kate swapped out her bracelet for a chunky silver watch.

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Kate wore the same pearl earrings she did back in 2012 — and she held onto the same clutch!

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Kate completed her sophisticated look with black functional pumps.