If you love a functional yet minimalist wardrobe then check out the royal style protocol. You might be surprised to know that royal fashion balances elegance with simplicity.
Following are practical and easy to borrow fashion rules that royal women live by:
The hemline should be in the appropriate length
First things first, royal women follow a modest dress code. They are not allowed to wear mini dresses and/or short skirts when doing their royal duties. The royal fashion rule is that they “should never be more than three or four inches above her knee“.
The Duchess of Cambridge keeps a longer hemline that ends right at the knee. If you are petite, you want to make sure that your dress hits at the small part of your leg. Interestingly, the perfect hemline creates an illusion of slimmer and longer legs.
Color-clashing dresses are not allowed
The Queen can be seen in bright colors but she sticks to monochromatic palettes. For one thing, “she needs to stand out for people to be able to say, ‘I saw the queen.’ “according to her daughter in law, the Duchess of Wessex. Isn’t it justifiable?
The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys wearing bold colors, too. We see her in hot pink, purple, and golden yellow dresses. Thankfully, summery tones also flatter our warm skin tone. Also, its good to remember that matching pieces in the same tone and material is sure to create a statement.
While we often see the royal women in solid colors, there are many reasons why printed dresses are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. For one thing, patterned dresses don’t need many accessories to complete your look. Also, if you want to hide your tummy, the right type of print will cover those unwanted curves.
Hair and makeup should always be neat and natural
You won’t see any royal woman wearing funky hair colors, smokey makeup, or piercings. Royal hair should always look naturally beautiful and neat while keeping subtle makeup. For this reason, the slightly messy hair bun of the Duchess of Sussex seems to abide by the rules.
Whether it’s a morning visit to a nursery or hosting a gala dinner, the Duchess of Cambridge always keeps her crowning glory simple yet elegant. Although she sometimes sports laid back hairdos, from ponytails to curtain bangs, she knows how to keep them neat.
When it comes to makeup, choosing the right earth tones based on your skin tone will enhance your natural beauty. Also, adopting a healthy skincare routine is a no brainer. If you have healthy skin, you won’t be tempted to overdo your makeup.
Heels must not be too high
Undoubtedly, high heels make you look taller. However, the royal fashion rule is that women should keep their heels at six inches or under according to Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Apparently, this is to make sure they don’t wobble around, and maybe so they don’t appear too tall.
A pair of nude or black dress pumps offer versatility and is sure to add a royal vibe. If you want elegance and comfort all day long, then wear heels no more than 3 inches. Keep in mind, though, that heels that are too high will make you look out of proportion. Also, consider wearing inserts to make your shoes more comfortable.
Dress like a royal without the hefty price tag
Indeed, the royal fashion is not all about luxury, its also about functionality that goes beyond tradition. Most importantly, you too can channel your inner Kate Middleton even with a commoner’s budget.