How Kate Middleton makes sure her shoes always fit perfectly

The style hack Kate Middleton uses to ensure her shoes always have the perfect fit

Kate Middleton's shoes
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Kate Middleton's shoes are always the perfect fit due to a unique hack used by Her Royal Highness's stylists.


The Princess of Wales has an enviable shoe collection that is constantly impressing royal fans who love Kate's looks. As royal engagements require Catherine to dress up on a regular basis, Her Royal Highness is often pictured wearing heels. As anyone who has worn heels before knows, wearing them for a long period of time gets uncomfortable very quickly! However, it has been revealed that Kate has a nifty hack that helps keep her feet comfortable. 

According to Hello! (opens in new tab) Catherine often buys her shoes in different sizes as sizing can fluctuate between brands and European sizing can often come up smaller than British or American brands. 

"She buys her heels in two different sizes, between a 38.5 and a 39 (or a 5.5 and a 6 in British sizing)," revealed Hello! "No doubt Kate does this for comfort reasons and it seems to vary depending on the brand, her Jimmy Choo 'Georgia' navy pumps and her red carpet 'Vamp' strappy sandals are in a 38.5. She even goes down to a size 38 in Rupert Sanderson designs - the brand advises sizing down on its website" the article revealed.

Caterine is flexible in her sizing and has been pictured in shoes that are size 38 and 39, as shown below.

Kate Middleton's shoes

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Aside from her shoe hack, there are a number of other tricks that the Princess of Wales relies on for her perfectly put-together looks. 

Kate Middleton's fashion hack for a seamless silhouette was revealed during a Windsor Castle royal engagement. She wore a bodysuit that looked like a shirt. The bodysuit element ensured the top half looked like it was always perfectly tucked into her jeans to create a svelte look.

Similarly, the Princess of Wales relies on a few underwear tricks to stay supported and avoid malfunctions during engagements. The Princess wears seamless underwear, barely-there tights, static clothing, and weighted hemlines in order to create a sophisticated look.

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