The Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Ascot outfit will give you serious wedding flashbacks

20th Sep 17 | Beauty

Is it 2011 or 2016?

Royal Ascot - Day One - Ascot Racecourse

White lace dress? Check. Long sleeves? Check. High neck? Check. So far it sounds like you could be describing Kate Middleton’s iconic wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

However, it’s actually something the Duchess sported today at Royal Ascot, and it will give you major déjà vu. The dress is, once again, McQueen and she paired it with a gorgeous fascinator fit for any royal wedding, her signature nude heels and a matching clutch bag.

White is undoubtedly a good choice in this weather – she is likely to be a whole lot more comfortable than William in his full top hat and tails.

Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Kate in the Alexander McQueen dress she wore to Ascot today (John Walton/PA)

We also love the fact she’s wearing a name badge – just in case no one recognises her.

Kate MIddleton
Yes, close up that badge actually says “HRH The Duchess of Cambridge” (Philip Toscano/PA)

Reminiscing over her wedding dress isn’t the only thing making everyone do a double-take. We all applaud Kate when she recycles her clothes, but could she possibly be wearing the same dress as last year?

On first glance it might appear that way. Kate attended the event last year in a remarkably similar outfit, however, it was actually a Dolce & Gabbana design and had a slightly lower hemline, higher neck and longer sleeves.

Royal Ascot 2016 – Day Two – Ascot Racecourse
The Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Ascot 2016 (Steve Parsons/PA)

As the old adage goes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it – and Kate looks as fantastic this year as she did last.

If you’re keen on replicating Kate’s bridal-Ascot look, you can pick up a similar design by Alexander McQueen for £2,395.

© Press Association 2017

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