Tonight, the great and good of the British film and TV world will descend on London for the BAFTAs, to celebrate the work of actors, directors, composers, costumer designers and more. Guests have been asked to reuse old outfits for the night, to help lessen their impact on the environment; the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters; we thought we’d take a look at what The Duchess of Cambridge might wear, if she recycles an old gown.

Last year, Kate chose a white one-shouldered gown from Alexander McQueen, with a deep green Jenny Packham being her choice the year before. In 2017, it was another McQueen creation, this time, off-the-shoulder and floral.

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the British Academy Film Awards, February 2019. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the British Academy Film Awards in London. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

Here are some of our favourites we would like to see again!

This velvet sweetheart neck gown has been stored away for nearly nine years – it needs to be aired, we think! The dress comes from McQueen, featuring a ruffle hem at the neckline and a fantastic silhouette on Kate.

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The pink lace Marchesa gown seen at the Spanish State Banquet in 2017 would be a wonderful choice for tonight – if not only for us to get a closer look! A lace gown, with an a-line skirt, bell sleeves and a scalloped v-neck, we’re dying to see the piece ‘in real life’.

The back of Duchess Kate’s pink lace Marchesa gown (Still from Casa Real live feed)

Catherine returned to Jenny Packham to attend the James Bond ‘Spectre’ premiere in 2015, and we haven’t seen this dress again. While the gown is quite a simple design, as you can see, it is the accessories that bring it to life and really allows for shiny things to be paired with it! Woohoo!

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We know that the Duchess likes her lace, and this green gown from Temperley was a stunning look for The Duchess of Cambridge. Featuring the fitted bodice and flared skirt, this could be a winner for the awards. Green is also set to be a huge colour in 2020 wardrobes!

This gown from McQueen only appeared back in December, so it would make for a short turn-around time! Nonetheless, this piece has all the drama needed to turn heads at the BAFTAs.

Roland Mouret designed this classic dress, seen on the Duchess in 2012 and 2013. Like the silver-blue Packham dress, it allows for bling to be added. We would love to see Catherine try this dress with different colours and tones in accessories.

This McQueen gown we saw in Norway was definitely something of a maternity piece, but with its empire line, it looks like it would be easy enough to take in for Kate’s post-pregnancy figure. We simply adored the embellished cape detail!

The Duchess of Cambridge with King Harald of Norway at a dinner held at the Royal Palace in Oslo on day three of the Royal Tour to Sweden and Norway. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

It was in 2018 in Paris that we were shown this dazzling dress, also from Jenny Packham. Perhaps with altered sleeves – to be made full-length – this would hit the mark on tonight’s red carpet.


Catherine owns a somewhat similar piece, by McQueen, in pale blue covered in sequins and beads. This was seen at the 2018 Royal Variety Performance, and would certainly be suitable for a re-use at the BAFTAs!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Royal Variety Performance in 2018. Picture by ROTA / i-Images

Royal fashion watchers loved the style of this Gucci dress last year at a Women in Finance event; with tones of pink, and a combination of chiffon and velvet, there was something fairytale-like about this look. Is it time for a repeat already?

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Which would you most like to see, from Kate’s repeats for the BAFTA’s tonight? Tell us in the comments!

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