Kate’s fashion hack: The Duchess uses THIS trick to avoid mishaps during engagements
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been a fashion icon since first emerging in the public eye as the loving girlfriend of Prince William, with her smart and stylish outfits gaining attention around the world.
Dressing like a princess takes careful planning, but the Duchess employs a series of cunning tricks to help her while undertaking Royal engagements.
It has been revealed the Duchess wears tights with sticky pads on the bottom in order to avoid her shoes falling off mid-way through an engagement.
According to reports in The Sun, Kate has been seen wearing John Lewis tights with built in sticky pads so there is no risk of slipping.
Kate has been seen wearing the non-slip tights since 2011, and they come in a variety of shades, including nude, black and tan.
They are also very affordable at a price of only £5.
Kate’s new sister-in-law Meghan Markle has also garnered praise for her fashion sense, and has adapted her wardrobe seamlessly to mirror her new Royal role.
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter commented on Royal sartorial protocol, stating: “You never see a Royal without their nude stockings.
“Meghan, from what I can see from the engagement photographs, it doesn’t look like she was wearing tights or stockings.
“I would say that’s really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires.”
However, at her first Royal engagement after marrying Prince Harry in May, she was seen wearing tights with a light dress at Prince Charles’ birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace.
Meghan has previously broken Royal protocol by posing for selfies on a visit to Cardiff, where she also shook hands with the public.
Non-slip tights are not the only clever fashion trick that has been adopted by the Royals.
To stop skirts from being blown around in the wind, female members of the Royal Family wear weighted fabrics or clothes that produce higher levels of static.
This prevents their attire from moving according to Myka Meier, an etiquette expert.
Meghan Markle also apparently wears shoes that are too big to stop them rubbing and causing her to develop blisters.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK