Kate Middleton Has a $7 Style Hack to Keep Her Shoes From Slipping Off

She often spends hours on her feet while clad in pumps, but Kate Middleton has mastered the art of comfort without sacrificing style.

Dress codes for royals require the women to wear hosiery, lest they run afoul of the queen’s rules by revealing their bare legs. So the Duchess of Cambridge incorporates tights that not only have an invisible, nude look, they also provide comfort and help keep her shoes from sliding off her feet.

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Kate Middleton wears Tabitha Simmons Dela Lizard pumps with pantyhose in 2011.
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Detail of Kate Middleton’s gel cushions on pantyhose.
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Some of the duchess’ eagle-eyed fans have claimed that she wears John Lewis’ Barely There nonslip tights. In 2011, Middleton suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction during a Royal Tour of Canada when the gel cushions of her tights maneuvered and were exposed while wearing Tabitha Simmons Dela Lizard pumps.

The pads on the John Lewis style enhance comfort, and the grips help her remain stable in while wearing pumps. As a bonus, the finish creates the illusion of a flawless skin complexion around the legs. Made from a blend of nylon, Lycra elastane and cotton, the tights retail for around $7 on Johnlewis.com.

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