Kate Middleton Recycles One Of Her Most Stunning Looks At Wimbledon

Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis championships, are back in full swing. After being canceled in 2020 and requiring attendees to follow strict COVID-19 protocol in 2021, Wimbledon has returned in full force for 2022 — but you don't have to be a tennis fan to tune in.

One of the most talked-about aspects of the championships is the fashion. Wimbledon is notorious for having a firm dress code that competing players must follow. If they don't, they can be sent off the court to change their garments, as Venus Williams experienced during her comeback year in 2017 (per Elle). The biggest offender so far this year? That would be Australian player Nick Kyrgios, who wore red Air Jordan sneakers and a red cap, breaking the all-white dress code, according to Metro.

The players aren't the only ones donning attention-grabbing looks. Tennis and fashion fans alike are also keeping an eye on the outfits worn by Wimbledon's famous spectators. A number of celebrities have attended the championship games, wearing their smartest summer styles, including Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung, and Ciara (via Harper's Bazaar). One of the most stunning 'fits so far seemed to be a nod to Wimbledon's sustainability theme, worn by none other than Kate Middleton.

Kate Middleton donned a recently worn look while court-side

According to People, Kate Middleton wowed fans at Wimbledon on Tuesday, July 5 when she wore a blue and white dotted dress by designer Alessandra Rich. She completed the look with cat-eye sunglasses, a mini white handbag, white heels, and pearl earrings. The Duchess of Cambridge looked fresh, even while her entire outfit was recycled. In fact, she just wore her Wimbledon dress one month ago during a Platinum Jubilee street party (via The Mirror). The choice to re-wear recent garments may have been inspired by the tennis championships' sustainability goals and plans to reduce waste.

But this certainly isn't the first time Kate repeated a famous outfit. The duchess has re-worn everything from a skirt suit co-ord to a sparkly evening gown (per Town & Country). She's even sported some looks in public four times. This is a departure from Queen Elizabeth's practice of typically wearing an outfit only two times before retiring it, according to Insider. For us non-royals, it might pay to be a bit more like Kate — both for the planet and for our wallets.