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Duchess Meghan and Duchess Catherine: Fashion Advice

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at Victoria Palace Theatre 
January 26, 2019 - 19:46 / Administrator User

Any woman can tell you, wearing a skirt or a dress on a windy day can end in disaster! But, imagine the scale of this disaster if you're a royal duchess and the world's media is just waiting to snap any fashion faux pas. While Kate has had to battle flying frocks in the past, Meghan has so far managed to keep her dresses down. It comes as no surprise then that the women of the Royal Family have several tricks up their sleeves, and that the Queen has more than most! Maybe she's even shared some of them with Duchess Meghan?

Duchess Meghan and the Queen
Duchess Meghan and the Queen

For members of the Royal Family, rising hemlines are not a laughing matter as they must look prim and proper at all times. 

Duchess Catherine at St Andrew's School
Duchess Catherine at St Andrew's School

Avoiding the fly up

As etiquette expert Myka Meier rvealed in an interview with The Sun, static is a duchess's best friend. Kate and Meghan often "wear body suits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much harder for something to fly up". If you do not use weights or heavy weighted material, you make sure it will not fly up by wearing undergarments that keep the fabrics connected to your body".

Sometimes these static-creating body suits are not enough though, as Duchess Catherine found out in 2011, when her skirt flew up on an airfield in Calgary, Canada.

When the wind picks up heavy fabrics are called for and the Queen has even been known to have wieghts sewn into the hems of her skirts and dresses to keep the fabric from flying up, according to the Daily Mail.