Kate Middleton's Last NYC Outfit Looked Familiar

All eyes have been on the royal couple this week as they've traveled around New York City meeting Beyoncé and attending swanky events and basketball games. Plenty of special attention has been paid to the Duchess's outfit choices while visiting the Big Apple (let's see how many cutesy nicknames for NYC I can use in this article, shall we??), and her last ensemble is no exception. Kate Middleton recycled a Jenny Packham gown at a gala dinner celebrating her alma mater, St. Andrews, and the choice was spot-on.

Middleton appeared at the event, which took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 9th, in the same dark blue, floor-length dress which, according to Vanity Fair, she had previously worn to the 100 Women In Hedge Funds dinner in October 2013 and a National Portrait Gallery event in February 2014. While some critics had hoped she'd break out something new for her final appearance in the "concrete jungle where dreams are made of" (number two!), I love the fact that Middleton opted for an old favorite. It somehow makes her more relatable — if anything about attending a $10,000 a head dinner can be considered "relatable." To be honest, I've always found it odd that we expect celebrities to never repeat outfits. How bummed would you be if you were only allowed to each garment in your closet once?

This elegantly draped Jenny Packham fits Kate Middleton like a dream and paired wonderfully with the up-do and diamond and emerald statement earrings she chose to wear it with. Why wouldn't the Duchess want to sport something she knows makes her feel gorgeous on her last night in the greatest city in the world (last one, I promise)?

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Kudos to Kate for killing it in Jenny Packham once again. Third time's the charm!

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