These royals certainly know how to dress, don’t they? No matter what the occasion, they always look their finest—jewels, gloves, hats and all along with the rest of their royal brood!
But did you know that the Royals also have to follow a specific set of rules when it comes to getting dressed? Depending on the occasion, time of day, and more, there are various rules and fashion etiquette that they must abide by in order to look appropriate at various social functions and events. We are here to help educate you on the style diaries of these royal darlings and the rules to follow for dressing etiquette of the royals.
Royals Don’t Wear Black except in Mourning
If you’ve ever wondered why you never see royalty wearing black often, it’s because Royals don’t wear black unless the Court is in mourning, during a Remembrance service, or when audience is held with the Pope.
Skirt Hemlines Are Weighted Down
Royal ladies keep the hemlines of their skirts weighted down in order to maintain a sense of modesty and to prevent any mishaps, particularly when it’s windy! In addition, another rule that Royals follow is avoiding clothes that are overly revealing.
Ladies Wear Gloves While Shaking Hands
Gloves are another important aspect of royal dress. Traditional royal ladies such as the Queen always wear gloves while shaking hands with people during walkabouts.
Orders and Decorations Are Worn by Everyone Entitled
Depending on the occasion and one’s various titles, orders and decorations are worn by those entitled to do so, although one must not wear the collar of an order (these never appear after sunset).