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Long Before Kate Middleton, Princess Diana Was the Original Queen of Recycled Outfits

Throughout her life, Princess Diana solidified her position as a style icon with her fashion-forward sense and inventive dressing. And while Diana was the most photographed woman in the world, she was never too proud to step out in recycled outfits multiple times.

In fact, Diana — who tragically passed away at age 36 in an August 1997 car crash — became known for the creative ways she recycled fashion, from modifying a formal gown into an entirely new dress to wearing jeweled headbands as necklaces.

The late Princess’ daughters-in-law, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle appear to have taken a page out of their husband’s mothers style guide as they too have taken to frugally rewearing their favourite ensembles.


Scroll down to take a look back at all the times Princess Diana recycled, updated, altered or rewore her stunning outfits!


This post was written by Bettina Tyrrell. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.