When it comes to the red carpet, there’s some fierce competition. And there’s one fashion heavyweight in particular that seems to come out on top nearly every time: Kate Middleton. With Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, even reportedly waiting to choose an outfit for Pippa Middleton’s wedding until the last minute, lest she match the Duchess, a twinning moment with the 35-year-old Royal could equate to a disaster.
That is… unless you’re Mandy Moore. The This Is Us actress stepped out for a FYC show event in a royal blue Preen dress with an asymmetrical neckline this Wednesday that looked oddly familiar.
That’s because we’ve actually seen it before: nearly a year ago, at a Government House reception on — you guessed it! — the one and only Kate. Middleton was on a tour of Canada when she wore the gown, choosing a bold red hue as a tribute to Canada, with red being the country’s national color.
While Moore’s look was far more pared down than the Duchess’s, with the actress opting for a metallic silver sandal, a blue mother-of-pearl clutch, and minimal jewelry over Middleton’s solid pumps, brooch, and jaw-dropping earrings, we’ve gotta hand it to Moore: Girl held her own.
But in the end, both looked so amazing. We’re calling this one a tie!
Who do you think wore it better? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t Us Weekly; Photos via Jason LaVeris, Charley Gallay, + Chris Jackson/Getty)