Trust the royals to always look polished. So when you marry into a royal family, you naturally have to look like royalty. Here are some fashion hacks that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle follow to avoid fashion accidents.
Having static in their inner wear
When they are not wearing heavy fabrics, they reportedly wear bodysuits under their dresses to increase static and prevent their dresses from flying up. Etiquette expert Myra Meier told The Sun, “Often they wear body suits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much [harder] for something to fly up.”
Using stocking with adhesive soles
When Kate visited Canada in 2011, she was spotted wearing John Lewis stockings with adhesive gel strips at the bottom, which makes her shoes adhere better to her stockings and also prevent it from slipping – because we all know how weird we can looking trying to pull up our stockings in public. Genius!
Choosing heavy fabrics
We admit, heavy fabrics are not the most comfortable to wear, especially in Singapore’s weather. But Kate and Meghan usually opt for those when they’re on official assignments for one good reason – to avoid the possibility of them exposing their panties should their skirts fly up because of weather conditions. The Queen, on the other hand, add lead weights to her outfit to prevent them from flying up.
Wearing heels that are a size too big
OK, this isn’t really a royal secret, but a Hollywood hack. Most celebrities wear high heels that are a size too big when they have a long day of engagements. This prevents the back of the shoes from scuffing against the back of their ankle and causing blisters. Meghan brought this trick to England, so it’s now unofficially royal-adapted.
Wearing an elastic band or a comb to keep headwear in place
We all know how hard it is to prevent our caps or hats from flying away when the wind is bent on making us headwear-less, but the royals use a trick to prevent such occurrences: an elastic band. Royal Hats website quoted American millinery designer Jill Courtemanche as saying, “My personal favourite, as I find it to be the most comfortable for all day wear, is an elastic.” She says it has to preferably be of the same colour as the wearer’s hair and rest below the bump of the head. She also revealed that Princess Diana opted for having a comb in her hat to better secure it.
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