No matter if she’s rocking a ruby red Catherine Walker coat dress or a leopard print midi skirt from the Zara sale, one thing’s for sure: the Duchess of Cambridge always looks impeccably put-together, without so much as a hair out of place.
We can’t get enough of Kate Middleton‘s fashion, whether she’s mastering the art of high-low dressing or recycling one of her tried-and-tested outfits.
But if you’ve ever wondered how K-Middy has maintained her love of form-fitting dresses whilst looking so put together all the time, we have a sartorial secret for you.
As reported by The Sun, Myka Meier – etiquette expert and author who trained under a member of the Queen’s Royal Household – took to Instagram to share the styling trick.
“Royal Style Hack Alert!”, she wrote to her 64,400 followers “Ever wonder why you never see bra straps?! Swipe to see a secret trick which is a must-have royal wardrobe piece,” followed by an image of a neutral, strapless bodysuit.
“Underwear and bras are also considered private intimate wear, and for royals to put intimate apparel on display would simply not be done,” Meier said to Fabulous magazine.
“There are a few options to hide bra straps, with one option being a bra that is actually sewn into the piece. A second option is strapless shapewear, which is a one piece that either snaps at the bottom or has legs attached. You can buy them in almost any skin tone so they appear transparent and don’t show through clothing.”
Meier also added that seamless knickers, undergarments or shapewear are used to hide VPLs (visible pant lines).
So, the wardrobe trick the royals use to hide bra straps, bra bulge and the dreaded VPL is simply a bit of shapewear! These are some of the best seamless shapewear items to wear under your K-Middy-style dresses…