The Duchess of Cambridge’s handy hack for making sure her bra straps and knicker lines are never on show

The Duchess never has a VPL!
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  • When you’re married to the future King, there’s little room for a wardrobe mishap.


    It’s no surprise then that from her picture-perfect blow-dry to expertly tailored outfits, The Duchess of Cambridge always looks flawless.

    According to a royal insider, it’s all thanks to a couple of easy-to-copy styling tricks.

    Taking to Instagram, trained member of the Queen’s Royal Household, Myka Meier, revealed Kate Middleton’s bra hack and shapewear secrets. The future Queen consort reportedly doesn’t just rely on the best bras, but opts for strapless and seamless underwear to keep bra straps concealed and pesky VPL at bay.

    Duchess of Cambridge’s underwear secrets

    ‘Ever wonder why you never see bra straps?! Swipe to see a secret trick which is a must-have royal wardrobe piece,’ Myka wrote.

    A speedy sweep reveals a simple beige shapewear body, alongside an image of Kate wearing a pale blue Elie Saab frock at Ascot 2019.

    Delving deeper into the topic during an interview with Fabulous, Myka added, ‘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.’

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

    ‘You can buy them in almost any skin tone so they appear transparent and don’t show through clothing.’

    ‘You want the attention to be on the beautifully tailored and designed garment and not the undergarments.’

    ‘Undergarments showing can take away from an amazing outfit.’

    Sounds like it’s time to revamp out underwear drawers!

    Strapless shapewear to buy now

    Pour Moi Definitions Shapewear Strapless Body, £49.99

    Take inspiration from Kate Middleton’s bra hack with a shapewear body of your very own. This one from Pour Moi uses figure-hugging fabric and shaping seams to create a smoother, slimmer silhouette. Don’t want to go strap-free? They can be easily be added on (or slipped off!) depending on your outfit.

    SHOP NOW: Pour Moi Definitions Shapewear Strapless Body, £49.99, Littlewoods

    Triumph True Shape Sensation Bodydress, £62

    Suitable for all occasions, this slinky slip will sit undetected beneath virtually any outfit. Padded, shaped and wired cups provide plenty of support to all bust sizes, while silicone strips along the hemline stop the slip from riding up. One of Triumph’s highest shaping pieces, it makes light-work of lumps and bumps.

    SHOP NOW: Triumph True Shape Sensation Bodydress, £62, Triumph

    SPANX Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, £132

    If a thigh-sculpting bodysuit is more your bag, we’ve got just the thing. Smoothing your tum, thighs and bum in one stylish swoop, this Spanx beauty will solve a myriad of wardrobe dilemmas. Hate the restrictive feel of shapewear? Thanks to the lightweight fabric, this feels more like a firm hug than a vice like grip. Making it comfortable enough for all-day wear.

    SHOP NOW: SPANX Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, £132, Luxury Legs

    Happy shopping!

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