It’s no secret that Kate Middleton has a drawer (or two) full of bras, just like us plebeians. But have you ever noticed how the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, never has visible straps during official appearances? Well, that’s because she doesn’t wear any.
There’s a Reason Kate Middleton’s Bra Straps Never Show
PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. All prices are accurate upon date of publish. You can learn more about the affiliate process here.
Meier shared an Instagram slideshow featuring pics of Middleton at the 2019 Royal Ascot, along with a screenshot of a strapless bodysuit. The caption read, “Royal Style Hack Alert! Ever wonder why you never see bra straps?! Swipe to see a secret trick which is a must-have royal wardrobe piece!”
Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact bodysuit brand Middleton is wearing in the photos (because that would be really weird). However, there are several noteworthy options available for purchase online, including Wacoal’s Strapless Shaping Bodybriefer ($125), Assets by Spanx Women’s Strapless Cupped Midthigh Bodysuit ($46) and Maidenform’s Strapless Convertible Underwire Slip ($68).
Sure, a bodysuit might not seem like a necessary purchase when we can count on one hand the amount of times we’ve gotten fully dressed this month. (Thanks a lot, social distancing.) But if we consider the number of rogue bra straps that have ruined priceless photos over the years, we have to say it’s worth a shot.
This article reflects prices at publication that may change.
Why You Should Trust Us
PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.