Kate Middleton wears bargain Zara earrings as she upcycles 2019 Alexander McQueen dress for BAFTAs

Kate Middleton's Zara earrings make a serious statement worn with her stunning white dress that had already made it's BAFTAs debut

Kate Middleton's Zara earrings worn for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023
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Kate Middleton’s Zara earrings were an affordable accessory choice as she upcycled an Alexander McQueen dress she wore in 2019 for this year’s BAFTAs. 


Plenty of Kate Middleton’s dresses have become iconic over the years and given the future Queen Consort’s love of re-wearing her closet staples it’s no surprise that plenty of her gowns have been glimpsed several times. However she’s no stranger to giving her old closet staples a bit of upcycling and transforming them into totally different looks too. Now Kate Middleton’s Zara earrings and glamorous elbow-length gloves have given a fabulous white Alexander McQueen dress a new lease of life. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023

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Taking to the red carpet on February 19, the Prince and Princess of Wales made their BAFTAs debut after taking on their new titles last year. Prince William has been President of BAFTA since 2010 and this isn’t the first time Kate Middleton has worn her Alexander McQueen floor-length gown to the awards.

Back in 2019 the Princess of Wales wowed in this white one-shoulder gown which features a softly floating skirt and fitted bodice. The shoulder was originally accentuated with what appeared to be gathered fabric, but for the BAFTAs 2023 this was completely transformed. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the BAFTAs in 2019 and 2023

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This time the dress had a sweeping train-like attachment falling dramatically from the shoulder. Adding an extra touch of glamor, the light-weight fabric appeared arranged almost like a bow upon Kate’s shoulder and her accessories were a bold contrast to the ethereal gown. The senior royal’s elbow-length black gloves and black and gold clutch bag made a real statement - as did Kate Middleton’s Zara earrings.

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards

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Known for her love of high street brands, Kate Middleton’s Zara blazer worn to an engagement just days earlier also wowed. At the BAFTAs 2023 her gold earrings mirrored the draping of her dress with their tiered floral design which featured bold metal blooms decreasing in size and embellished with rhinestones.

Leaf Earrings | £18/$21 |Zara

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Recreate Kate Middleton's beautiful botanical statement earrings look with these Zara leaf-shaped metal earrings. With a push-back closure and bold design, these are a brilliant choice to accessorize any outfit.

Priced at a very affordable £18/$21, sadly Kate Middleton’s Zara earrings are now sold out online. However, Woman&Home Fashion Channel Editor Rivkie Baum has named Kate Middleton one of the BAFTA Best Dressed 2023 and has shared her pick for a stunning pair that have a similar vibe to the Princess of Wales’ earrings. 

Crafted in gold-toned metal, these leaf earrings are an equally bold choice that would help add fabulous detail to any outfit. Kate Middleton's Zara earrings and black and white outfit for this year's BAFTAs marked the first time we've seen the Princess of Wales attend a public event since Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' half-term break from school began. It was also the Prince and Princess' first time at the BAFTAs in person since the pandemic. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!