Kate Middleton's Recycled Outfit Might Have a Hidden Meaning

Six months post-partum, Kate Middleton is back on the royal beat, and honestly looking better than ever.

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On Tuesday morning, the Duchess of Cambridge went on her first official outing with Prince William since ending her maternity leave earlier this month. Fittingly, their first joint engagement falls one day ahead of World Mental Health Day, a cause near to both of their hearts. Kate and Wills prepared for the awareness-driven holiday with a visit to the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.

Middleton re-wore a lavender Emilia Wickstead dress (in pink: $1,745; matchesfashion.com) for the occasion, which was last seen in late July 2017 — just over a month before the palace announced her third pregnancy. I mean, with a price-tag in the quadruple digits, she’s got to wear it at least a couple times, right?

Then, too, Middleton paired the knee-grazing dress with her go-to beige pumps, though on her last outing she accessorized with a bold red clutch, and this time around she opted for a more conservative pale gray purse. 

The look is especially poignant for this occasion, given that lavender is typically “associated with healing, relaxation, cleanliness, and purity.” These are all medicinal properties of the plant for which the hue is named, according to Color Psychology. 

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Wills stood by Kate’s side in a black suit and skinny maroon tie.

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Welcome back to our O.G. royal faves.

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