The Queen's genius fashion hack for avoiding embarrassing wardrobe mishaps is essential for Storm Dudley

The Queen has a clever clothing hack to ensure she's never left red-faced by an outfit blunder on a blustery day

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The Queen has a genius fashion hack to make sure she avoids a particularly embarrassing wardrobe malfunction—and it's bound to come in handy as Storm Dudley hits.

According to a royal courtier, Her Majesty and other female members of The Firm use secret weights, sewn into their clothes, to ensure that gusts of wind never leave them with their skirts flailing around their shoulders, exposing their underwear. 

Small weights, no heavier than an ounce each, are reportedly sewn into the hems of the Queen's handmade clothes, with the likes of Kate Middleton, who has some nifty underwear tricks up her sleeve, and Duchess Camilla also said to use the smart trick. 

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"The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve," royal courtier, Stewart Parvin, told the Mail Online. 

"I just pop a couple of weights into the hemline of her dresses and coats and it makes them hang beautifully," the royal staff member added. 

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"If there is a flap in the coat then I will sew in one on each side of the split to even it up.

"And sometimes if she is wearing a lightweight chiffon skirt I will sew in a smaller lead weight the size of a pea or even a length of chain."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.