Kate Middleton’s flawless style inspires millions of women around the world. For most of her formal appearances, she creates some sort of a uniform: a strict classical silhouette, elegant shades, and high heels.
Like any other woman, Prince William’s wife has secrets that help her avoid embarrassment with attire. For example, tights that she wears even during hot days. Kate has been fond of the John Lewis products. It is represented by only three shades (light, bronze, and black) and quite accessible at a little less than $7 a pair. Not every woman could afford them, but the Duchess choice's is quite reasonable. The tights don’t sparkle under camera flashes. Moreover, there are thin silicone inserts on the foot that prevent sliding.
The wind is another one of Kate's long-time "enemies." Luckily, she learned to cope with it. In order to make the hem of her dress cover the Duchess’ slender legs, she's used to wearing special underwear to increase the static ability of the fabric.
And finally – the heels. How did Kate manage to move so gracefully in high-heels during the last months of pregnancy? It turned out that the Duchess’ wardrobe contained shoes of three different sizes from 7.5 to 8.5. Of course, it largely depends on the manufacturer. Although the general scale is universal, some models are designed for narrow or wide feet, as well as long and short legs.
But this isn’t the only reason why photographers sometimes spotted the Duchess in shoes of different sizes. There was a practical use in this: when her feet, like in any other person, gets swollen sometimes, she puts on spacious shoes. This helps her avoid discomfort and prevents corns from developing.
By the way, Meghan Markle follows a similar tactic. The Duchess prefers to wear shoes of a larger size also to ensure comfort when she had to stand for extended periods of time. Many celebrities adhere to this technique when they pose for photographers for hours. By the way, here is another useful trick: you can insert a soft material in closed shoes (for example, cotton wool or foam rubber), and then get rid of it in cases where the feet need a little more space.
Not always shoes of “our” size are suitable for all situations. Although petite feet are considered more attractive, they may swell sometimes and feel uncomfortable in the shoes we are accustomed to wearing. Maybe we should start using this trick of Kate? What do you think?