Kate Middleton Wears £ 16 Zara Dress Again on Visit to UCL | Royal | New
The Duchess has a habit of mixing street clothes with designer accessories and high-end items.
In fact, she was pictured wearing the same Zara dress in January 2020.
At the time, Prince William and his wife were visiting Bradford for their first engagement of the year.
Middleton’s Zara dress was slightly more expensive when it hit shelves (£ 95 as reported by Insider), but was already on sale for £ 26 when the Duchess first wore it.
The piece sold out soon after thanks to the Kate effect.
She mixed the elegant black and white dress with a bespoke military-style dark green Alexander McQueen coat, £ 500 suede stilettos designed by Gianvito Rossi and a £ 570 crocodile handbag from Aspinal of London. .
Fans of the Duchess have praised her online for her elegance as Maria Luiza (@ marialu18985296) who said “Kate Middleton once again shows her elegance with a timeless dress” on Twitter. “Kate Middleton shines on her own,” added Katarzyna Knapik (@ TwoTower83).
More than 2,000 people liked a tweet from desperate UCL professor Vivian Hill (@VivianEdPsych) who saw all of her students leave their seats to look out the window. “This is what happens when the Duchess of Cambridge visits the university while you are teaching,” she tweeted.
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The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world, just behind the oil industry, with mass producers like Inditex, Zara’s parent company, at the forefront of the dramatic ecological impact.
Toronto Star fashion writer Sarah Laing mentioned in a column in 2020 that Kate’s liking for Zara, Topshop and Asos should be put into perspective.
While Kate’s Zara dress is said to be made from ‘at least’ 50 percent viscose, a fabric made from wood pulp from ‘more sustainably managed forests’ and produced in facilities that , according to Zara, adhere to the “strict” directives of the European Union. on waste and emission reduction, it is always the fast fashion, “she wrote.
“It’s still part of the never-ending buying cycle activated by affordable prices and fueled by the pursuit of fashion and the illusion that clothes are meant to be worn for a season and then thrown away.”