Spotted: Kate Middleton and Bella Hadid Wearing the Same Under-$40 Accessory


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It's not exactly uncommon for celebrities to match in terms of fashion items, with A-listers like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber often wearing similar items. (For proof, see Jenner and Bieber both debuting leather bomber jackets in recent weeks.) Yet sometimes, a matching celebrity duo can still shock us. Case in point: the Duchess of Cambridge wearing almost identical leather gloves as Bella Hadid. An unexpected pairing? Yes. A true story? Also yes.

Earlier this week during an official visit to Wales for St. David's Day, Kate Middleton was seen accompanying Prince William in a stylish-as-ever green-and-black ensemble. Specifically, she wore a dark-green wool coat from Sportmax with a matching turtleneck, skinny jeans, and a pair of black leather gloves that, upon spotting them on Middleton, looked oddly familiar. That's because, on the exact same day and across the pond in Paris, Bella Hadid wore a very similar pair. 

For Off-White's Paris Fashion Week after-party, the supermodel styled an elbow-length pair of leather gloves with a green-and-yellow plaid minidress. Even better, this isn't the first time that Hadid has taken a pair of leather gloves out for a spin. Earlier in the month, she posted a slideshow on Instagram that displayed a micro-trend–filled look, including sporty sunglasses, windbreaker pants, lug-sole boots, and, of course, leather gloves.

Ahead, shop the under-$40 accessory that Bella Hadid and Kate Middleton agree on. 


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On Kate Middleton: Sportmax coat; Aquatalia boots; Spells of Love Medium Twist Hoops ($81)


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On Bella Hadid: Burberry Small Lola Knitted Check Crossbody Bag ($2090)


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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.