Queen uses ingenious trick to avoid potentially embarrassing wardrobe malfunction | Royal | News


The 95-year-old monarch is known for her bright coloured two-pieces, but the Queen’s fashion is strategically planned in order to avoid any mishaps. When travelling during windy weather, Her Majesty is yet to suffer a Marilyn Monroe wardrobe malfunction thanks to one of her couturiers. The trick has since been used by other female members of the Royal Family. 

Royal experts Rachel Burchfield and Jessica Robinson discussed the fashion tip on the latest episode of Podcast Royal.

They said: “Her Majesty has decided that she will not be outdone by the wind, she has weights sewn into the hems of her dresses.

“I think this is so smart and I’m wondering why this is not more common. “

Stuart Parvin, who has created outfits for the Queen, disclosed that small lead curtain weights are fitted into the hem, weighing it down.

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He said: “The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve.

“Surprisingly, it is nothing fancy. I use curtain weights, lead weights, from Peter Jones’s curtain department. We call them pennyweights.

“I just pop a couple 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.”

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They said: “According to etiquette expert Myka Meier, the royals choose undergarments with lots of static so their skirts easily cling.”

“Often they wear body suits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much hard for something to fly up.”

“So you have an under garment that is almost like a body suit that is one tactic that is used.”

It is also thought the Duchess’ also have weights sewn into flowy dresses and skirts. 

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