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Hit: Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton recycle the contents of their closets

The FLOTUS and the duchess recycle like everyone else

There was some fashion deja vu going around the White House and Buckingham Palace this year as both first lady Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, tightened their narrow belts and dipped back into their closets for frocks. These weren’t simply day dresses making a second appearance. During the third presidential debate, the first lady wore the same Thom Browne-designed dress she wore to the Democratic National Convention weeks earlier. She repeated a Michael Kors dress on election night, and she’s been spotted in the same cobalt blue Preen outfit three times. In England, the duchess is known to mix and match jackets, dresses, and accessories, some of which have also been seen before.

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