For many fashion icons, re-wearing an outfit is completely unacceptable. But this isn’t the case when it comes to royals because it’s all in how you accessorize a piece. The Duchess of Cambridge is the queen of re-wearable outfits, and she looks spectacular every time. She is the first member of the royal family who has not been ashamed to be seen twice in the same dress, and we praise her for this.
Above, Kate attends a memorial service in London wearing a white dress by designer Suzannah. The black-buttoned dress was also worn at the 2019 Wimbledon tournament, and just by adding a black belt and a black bow brooch, it looked like a different outfit!
Don’t Be Shy with the Highlighter
This is an essential beauty tip we learned from the Duchess of Sussex – don’t shy away from eye highlighters. Meghan always looks bright-eyed and fresh, as if she just came from the makeup artist, and her secret is as simple as applying highlighter to her undereyes. She invests so little; yes, she always looks as if she has just spent hours infront of the mirror ( or with her personal makeup artist and stylist).
Meghan is seen above attending the Endeavor Fund Awards in London in 2020. As always, she’s glowing. If you want to achieve a Markle look, go for Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat.
Stick to Faux Fur
For over seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II wore many outfits made of animal fur for public events. This was a symbol of wealth and prestige, and it was the thing to do. However, since receiving harsh criticism from animal rights groups and activists in the last decades, the palace decided that from that moment on, Her Majesty would only wear faux fur.
Here, the Queen is traveling in a carriage for the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster Palace in 2019. She’s seen wearing a white faux fur coat, a stunning diamond necklace, and her astonishing crown. Although this is controversial, we must admit this looks WOW.
Always Have a Shawl Handy
A shawl is an accessory that can always come in handy, especially when you’re a royal. Princess Diana loved her shawls, and whether she used them to cover her hair during a windy day or for warmth in the winter, she always managed to make it look chic. Princess Diana wore a white translucid shawl over her head on her visit to Egypt’s Al Azhar Mosque in 1982.
Diana would wear shawls to special events that obliged her to, especially in religious ceremonies. And no matter what she had on, she was always astonishing. Hair loos or hair covered, Diana was a true princess.
Gin Is the Perfect Diamond Cleaner
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and the late Queen Elizabeth II had a lot of best friends, and they were all very loyal to her until her last days. The collection of diamonds at Buckingham Palace is astonishing, and so her team of dressers had to figure out a way to make them sparkle.
Keeping diamonds clean is no easy job, especially when each piece of jewelry has that many, but luckily, the Queen’s aides discovered that a combination of water and gin keeps the precious stone shining bright. Above, the Queen is wearing an astounding diamond and pearl crown, earrings, and necklace in 1980.