We honestly thought Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle couldn’t be any more awesome — but then, the Duchesses’ simple yet ingenious fashion trick for keeping their skirts and dresses from flying up was just revealed and now we love the duo even more.
Cosmopolitan recently uncovered royal etiquette expert Myka Meier’s explanation of the style hack women like Kate and Meghan use to ensure they’re always looking picture perfect during official outings. “Often they wear bodysuits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much harder for something to fly up,” she told The Sun. “So you have an undergarment that is almost like a bodysuit, that is one tactic that is used.”
She added, “I know when I went to finishing school we were taught that when you are on the tarmac, if you do not use weights or heavy weighted material, you make sure it will not fly up by wearing under garments that keep the fabrics connect to your body.”
Queen Elizabeth has allegedly been using this trick for years. The Daily Mail reported that the Queen has a lead curtain weight inside every hand-made outfit that she owns so the wind will never catch her off guard. The Queen’s royal courtier, Stewart Parvin, previously revealed to the news outlet how he secretly keeps the monarch looking so fashionable.
“The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve,” he said. “I just pop a couple of weights into the hemline of her dresses and coats and it makes them hang beautifully. If there is a flap in the coat then I will sew in one on each side of the split to even it up.”
“People don’t often realize it but the Queen is a classic beauty and has unbelievable style,” he continued. We totally agree!
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