8 Celebs Who Embrace Wardrobe Recycling

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In recent years, many celebrities have made headlines for re-wearing outfits. Instead of constantly donning new designer ensembles, these stars are choosing to recycle and wear their favorite pieces more than once. This trend is refreshing and relatable, and sends an important message about sustainability and reducing waste in the fashion industry.

1. Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett wore this black lace Armani Privé gown in 2014 to the Golden Globes. She wore it again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and again in this reworked form to the 2023 SAG awards.

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Cate first wore this Alexander McQueen embroidered gown in 2016. Then wore the bodice of the dress with tailored trousers in 2020 to the Venice Film Festival. Other celebs also like repurposing outfits into something new.

2. Laura Dern

Laura Dern has worn this cutout Armani dress 3 times. She first wore it in 1995 and then again in 2013 to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.


The third time Dern wore this beautiful gown was at the 2020 Oscars, where she won her first Oscar for her performance in Marriage Story.

3. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish first wore this Alexander McQueen dress to the Girls Trip premiere in 2017. She donned the dress several times after that. When she hosted SNL, at the MTV Movie Awards, at the Academy Awards, and when she appeared on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.


Haddish shared how sentimental the dress is to her. She said, “It was like, wow I’m having these huge moments in this dress. I spent so much money, and every time I wear it, it’s like another huge moment. Maybe the next time I wear it, it’ll be at my wedding reception!”

4. Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno wore this gown to the 1962 Oscars when she won for her performance in West Side Story.


She wore the same dress, over 5 decades later, to the 2018 Oscars.

5. Helen Mirren

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Dame Helen Mirren has worn this dress multiple times. She wore it to the 2012 UK premiere of Hitchcock, then again in 2013 to the Chelsea Flower Show.

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She stepped out in the dress again in 2014 for a Gala and again in 2015 to go to the premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

6. Elizabeth Banks

Banks first wore this gown at the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar party and then again 16 years later at the same party.


She shared a post on social media where she wrote, “It’s gorgeous, and it fits...so why not wear it again?!” Many celebrities even pass on their outfits to their family members for extra wear.

7. Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet wore this Badgley Mischka gown to the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. In 2022, she wore it again to the premiere of Avatar: The Way of the Water, where she stated that she would do repeat dresses again. She’s not the only celebrity opting for sustainable fashion. These celebs are also supporting the cause.

8. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth wore this red velvet Gucci suit to the 1996 VMAs. The suit was designed by Tom Ford.

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She then wore the suit to Gucci’s Love Parade fashion show in Los Angeles in 2021.

These articles might be of interest to you too. These celebrities took eco-fashion to the next level when they wore outfits made from recycled materials. Even the royals are no strangers to repeat outfits — if you want to find out more you can read about them here.

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