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Retro Kate Middleton! Duchess wows wearing vintage Oscar De La Renta dress in Dublin

How pretty did the Duchess look?

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Updated: March 5, 2020
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We're still not over the Duchess of Cambridge's elegant yet simple monochrome outfit she wore on Wednesday, which saw her pull one of her white Reiss coats out of her pre-Duchess wardrobe. However, Kate gave us no time to process the fabulous addition to her royal tour wardrobe before she stepped out in another head-turning outfit on Wednesday evening. The mother-of-three, 38, and her husband Prince William, 37, looked incredible in their formalwear as they attended a reception in central Dublin hosted by Tanaiste, Simon Coveney - with Kate making another case for pre-loved fashion in a retro dress!

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Kate wore a gorgeous vintage Oscar De La Renta dress

Looking as lovely as ever, Kate donned a vintage Oscar De La Renta midi, which featured a pretty polka-dot print and contrast ruffle neckline. What a gorgeous look, and a nod to sustainable fashion, too! Perhaps the Duchess was inspired by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and her iconic retro style? The royal also wore her hair styled in a pretty ponytail updo, and carried her Jimmy Choo 'Celeste' clutch bag and the designer's Romy 100 black velvet shoes.

There was a huge buzz over her earrings - the £5 Accessorize Twisted Circle Drop earrings. Our Duchess loves a bargain! 

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It's hard to believe that this was the second glam outfit she has worn during the royal tour of Ireland. Considering it is only a three-day trip, we're thoroughly impressed with the amount of outfit inspiration she has managed to pack into such a short amount of time! On Tuesday night, she attended a special reception at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar wearing a green glittery midi dress with a feminine ruffled hem and black heels from The Vampire's Wife, a brand loved by celebs and royals alike. 

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Wednesday's reception follows a very busy day of engagements for William and Kate, who started their day with a visit to Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, in Temple Bar. Sporting a much more casual outfit than her evening look, the Duchess wore black jeans, heeled boots, a polka-dot blouse and a classic cream Reiss coat. 

WATCH: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looking chic at Savannah House

The royal couple then went on to Savannah House in County Kildare, a residential facility run by social justice charity Extern, before doing a quick outfit change for their visit to Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research Centre. They swapped their smart black heeled boots and brown suede shoes for more mud-friendly footwear, with Kate opting for her trusty tasselled Penelope Chilvers boots

READ: Kate Middleton pays subtle tribute to Ireland with her exquisite jewellery

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