Kate Middleton rocks vintage pink dress that reminds us of Princess Diana

After rocking several green looks at the beginning of the latest royal visit to Ireland, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is switching things up in a bold way. Wednesday night, she donned a vintage magenta Oscar de la Renta dress for a reception hosted by Irish deputy prime minister, Simon Coveney.

The duchess attended the event, hosted at the Museum of Literature Ireland, with husband Prince William, who gave a keynote speech at the event. The couple also looked at some historical treasures, like a first-edition copy of James Joyce's novel "Ulysses."

 
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Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend a reception held by Irish Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three-day visit to Ireland. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge leave after a reception held by Irish Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three-day visit to Ireland. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend a reception held by Irish Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three-day visit to Ireland. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
A first edition copy of James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" is shown to Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, during a reception held by Irish Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three-day visit to Ireland. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Teagasc Research Farm in county Meath, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on day two of a three-day official visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince William, left and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge walk, during a visit to the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research Centre at Grange, as part of their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland, in County Meath, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to Extern at Savannah House, in County Meath, near Dublin, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. (Gerry Mooney/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge plays table tennis during a visit to Extern at Savannah House, in County Meath, near Dublin, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. (Gerry Mooney/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge prepare soup with members and staff in the kitchen area during a visit to Extern at Savannah House, in County Meath, near Dublin, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. (Gerry Mooney/Pool Photo via AP)
Kate the Duchess of Cambridge greets a person, during a visit to the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research Centre at Grange,as part of their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland, in in County Meath, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to mental health charity Jigsaw in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The visit is part of a three day visit to the Republic of Ireland, with Prince William. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to mental health charity Jigsaw in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The visit is part of a three day visit to the Republic of Ireland, with Prince William. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge waves to well-wishers during a visit to mental health charity Jigsaw in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The visit is part of a three day visit to the Republic of Ireland, with Prince William. (Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for photographers during a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a three-day official visit to Ireland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose as they meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the prime ministers office in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a three-day official visit to Ireland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince William, second right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, right, pose with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, second left, and his partner Matthew Barrett at the prime ministers office in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a three-day official visit to Ireland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holds a green clutch bag as she meets Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett at the prime ministers office in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a three-day official visit to Ireland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, second right, ring the Peace Bell as they visit with Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina at Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began a three-day official visit to Ireland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Matthew Barrett, partner of Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, at Government Buildings, during day one of their visit to Ireland in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, right, and his partner Matthew Barrett, left, at Government Buildings, during day one of their visit to Ireland in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she and Prince William meet with Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett at Government Buildings, during day one of their visit to Ireland in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend a commemorative wreath laying ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance at Aras an Uachtarain, during day one of their visit to Ireland in Dublin, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Garden is dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish independence. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins, second left, and his wife Sabina, left, at the official presidential residence Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday March 3, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge leave the plane after arriving at Dublin International Airport, Ireland, Tuesday March 3, 2020, ahead of their three day visit to Ireland. (Ian Vogler/Pool via AP)
03/03/2020 - Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge arrive at Dublin Airport for the start of their 3 day visit to Ireland. Photo Credit: AdMedia /MediaPunch /IPX
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Kate paired the bright dress with simple black pumps and a small black clutch, which kept the attention on the details of the dress including sweet black polka dots and ruffle details on the neckline. The classic style inspired some Twitter users to draw comparisons to Princess Diana's style.

And in fact, Princess Diana did wear a similar pink, polka-dot dress in April of 1985, when she visited the Vatican with Prince Charles.

In Diana's 1985 version of the look, her outfit was entirely pink with a slightly different neckline and pearl earrings, while Kate's 2020 style featured a pair of delicate hoops and a playful ponytail.

Earlier in the visit, Kate debuted a sleek, stylish new haircut, trading her long locks for a chic, shoulder-length look.

The colorful vintage dress is just one of the amazing outfits the duchess has worn on the royal visit. On Tuesday, she sparkled in an emerald green midi dress while visiting Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar with William.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Ireland - Day One

She's also worn more casual looks, including a black, polka-dot blouse and dark jeans during visits to the National Centre for Youth Mental Health and Extern Charity's Savannah House, two organizations that aim to help young people with mental health support and key life skills.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Ireland - Day Two

The couple's three-day royal visit marks their first trip to Ireland and the first time a royal has visited the country after Brexit. On Thursday, their final day in the country, the royal couple will visit Ireland's west coast.

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