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Kate Wears Jenny Packham Gown for a Third Time (and It's Just as Pretty as Ever)

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If we had to guess what the most fun part of being a princess is, we’d guess “getting to go to lots of black-tie balls,” followed closely by “buying new dresses for all of those black-tie balls.” Princess Kate certainly enjoys the former, but as for the latter, she’s proving herself to be a tried-and-true loyalist to certain gowns. For example: She just wore this ink-blue Jenny Packham gown for a third time in just over a year (left).

Kate Middleton Jenny Packham dress
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Of course, Princess Kate may have found the perfect gown for all occasions in the empire-waisted, off-the-shoulder number with a flowing skirt. It’s elegant, versatile and can be worn with or without the Queen’s jewels. And, as she proved at Tuesday night’s St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner, it serves as a perfectly lovely maternity gown (you can hardly tell that her bump is just starting to show!).

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The first two occasions were for a formal dinner in London in October 2013 (right) and the National Portrait Gallery gala in February. For her third wear of the gown, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y.C., Kate added dazzling emerald-and-diamond drop earrings that were a private gift. She also wore her hair up in a chignon, instead of down in curls as she has the past two wears. And if you’re hoping to have a Princess Kate moment (as many times as you’d like) of your own, the gown is on sale at U.K. site StyleBop for a mere $2,500.

Do you love that she rewears her dresses? Which way was your favorite?

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–Alex Apatoff

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