Kate Middleton rewore an Alexander McQueen gown to a glitzy London gala, but she found a smart way to change it up

Karwai Tang/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesKate Middleton attends the Portrait Gala 2019
  • Kate Middleton rewore a floral Alexander McQueen gown to London’s Portrait Gala on Tuesday.
  • The duchess first wore the gown to the BAFTAs in 2017, but made one subtle change that completely transformed the look this time.
  • A dress in a nearly identical style is sold out on the designer’s website.

Kate Middleton re-wore a floral Alexander McQueen gown to the 2019 Portrait Gala in London on Tuesday night – but she found a subtle and smart way to change it up.

The gown – which is sold out in a similar style on the designer’s website – features a green and violet floral print that cascades from the sleeves all the way down to the hem of the dress.

Kate Middleton Portrait GalleryKarwai Tang/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesKate Middleton wears Alexander McQueen at the National Portrait Gallery in London on March 12.

It’s the same dress she wore to the BAFTAs back in 2017 – but it previously featured off-the-shoulder straps.

Kate Middleton 2017Rune Hellested/ Getty ImagesKate Middleton at the 2017 BAFTAs

She completely transformed the look by adding cap sleeves for her appearance at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday.

Duchess of CambridgeKarwai Tang/ WireImage/ Getty ImageThe duchess wears the same dress with altered sleeves in 2019

At the Portrait Gala, the royal rubbed shoulders with the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Princess Beatrice, and Kate Moss.

She kept her accessories simple, opting for a black clutch bag to complete the look.

At the 2017 BAFTAs Kate showed off the delicate shoulder straps by styling her hair in an elegant up-do, but this time she opted for loose curls.

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It was the duchess’ second royal appearance of the day – earlier she stepped out in a stunning $US1,300 violet Gucci blouse for her visit to a children’s centre in London.

It has been a week full of public engagements for Middleton, who also attended the Commonwealth Day Service alongside Meghan Markle on Monday.

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