Etiquette expert reveals how royals like Kate Middleton use shapewear to avoid visible bra straps


Etiquette expert reveals how royals like Kate Middleton use shapewear and built-in bras to avoid VPL and visible bra straps

  • Etiquette expert revealed royal tricks royals use to avoid wardrobe malfunctions
  • Author Myka Meier, from New York, took to Instagram this week
  • Revealed how Kate uses shapewear and sewn-in bras to avoid showing straps
  • Underwear is considered intimate wear. Also said they create static

An etiquette expert has revealed the tricks royals use to ensure they avoid any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.

Author Myka Meier, from New York, took to Instagram this week and revealed how Kate Middleton, 38, uses shapewear and sewn-in bras to avoid showing bra straps or visible panty lines – which is considered intimate wear.

Founder of Beaumont Etiquette Myka, who recently released book Modern Etiquette Made Easy and trained under a member of the Queen’s Royal Household, posted a picture of the Duchess in a semi-sheer baby blue Elie Saab dress at the Royal Ascot last year.

She wrote: ‘Royal Style Hack Alert! Ever wonder why you never see bra straps? Swipe to see a secret trick which is a must-have royal wardrobe piece!’.

Author Myka Meier, from New York, took to Instagram this week and revealed how Kate Middleton, 38, uses shapewear and sewn-in bras to avoid showing bra straps – which is considered intimate wear. Kate seen at the Royal Ascot last June

She then shared a picture of strapless shapewear, revealing that John Lewis was a favourite go-to brand for royals. 

Speaking to Fabulous, Myka said: ‘Underwear and bras are also considered private intimate wear, and for royals to put intimate apparel on display would simply not be done.

‘There are a few options to hide bra straps, with one option being a bra that is actually sewn into the piece.

Founder of Beaumont Etiquette Myka, who recently released book Modern Etiquette Made Easy and trained under a member of the Queen¿s Royal Household, shared a picture of strapless shapewear, revealing that John Lewis was a favourite go-to brand for royals

Founder of Beaumont Etiquette Myka, who recently released book Modern Etiquette Made Easy and trained under a member of the Queen’s Royal Household, shared a picture of strapless shapewear, revealing that John Lewis was a favourite go-to brand for royals

‘A second option is strapless shapewear, which is a one piece that either snaps at the bottom or has legs attached.

Myka previously revealed rthat royals often wear body suits that ‘increase the static’ to avoid their dresses flying up in the wind. 

It was previously revealed that the Queen has a couple of circular lead curtain weights sewn inside the hem of each hand-made outfit, costing £1.50 for a packet of four. 

They are sourced from the Chelsea department store Peter Jones by her favourite couturier, Stewart Parvin.

The weights measure just over an inch across and weigh less than an ounce. Yet they are surprisingly effective.

Myka previously revealed rthat royals often wear body suits that 'increase the static' to avoid their dresses flying up in the wind. Kate seen at the British Academy Film Awards last Feburary

Myka previously revealed rthat royals often wear body suits that ‘increase the static’ to avoid their dresses flying up in the wind. Kate seen at the British Academy Film Awards last Feburary

‘The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve,’ said Mr Parvin previously, who has been designing for the Queen since 2001 and holds her official warrant.

‘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.

‘And sometimes if she is wearing a lightweight chiffon skirt I will sew in a smaller lead weight the size of a pea or even a length of chain.’

It was previously revealed that the Queen (seen during a garden party in 2017) has a couple of circular lead curtain weights sewn inside the hem of each hand-made outfit, costing £1.50 for a packet of four

It was previously revealed that the Queen (seen during a garden party in 2017) has a couple of circular lead curtain weights sewn inside the hem of each hand-made outfit, costing £1.50 for a packet of four



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