The Trick Royals Use To Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions

Being royal may not be easy, but it sure looks like it. How is it that the royal family always manages to be so put together? Their style is seemingly flawless and effortless and we're more than a little jealous. Their hair is always perfectly coiffed, their clothes are always perfectly pressed, and their skirts and dresses always seem to hang, well, perfectly.

What's their secret?

While most of us can't afford stylists and custom clothing to achieve that royal look, there's one style hack used by the royals that those of us who wear skirts can employ with just a little bit of extra effort.

Queen Elizabeth has tiny weights sewn into her clothes

Queen Elizabeth reportedly has tiny weights sewn into her custom outfits. These weights are quite light at less than one ounce, and measure just one inch across. It's thought that this little trick is shared with the other women of the royal family. These small lead weights not only help to keep the dresses of the royal ladies hanging just right, but also help royals avoid potential wardrobe malfunctions that might occur on a windy day.

"The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve," Stewart Parvin, a designer for Queen Elizabeth, told the Daily Mail. "I just pop a couple of weights into the hemline of her dresses and coats and it makes them hang beautifully. If there is a flap in the coat then I will sew in one on each side of the split to even it up."

While these weights can't be sewn into all materials, Parvin also has a hack for lighter fabrics. "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," said Parvin.