Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Handles Wardrobe Malfunction (But Should’ve Used This Kate Middleton Tip)

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, recently took a trip to New York, where one of her stops included a visit to the JP Morgan building on Madison Avenue for the 100 Women in Finance’s (100WF) Next Generation Initiative. However, as the countess made her way into the building, a giant gust of wind almost caused a major wardrobe malfunction, but luckily, the royal had her hand at the ready, holding her skirt down as the breeze blew it up.

A video of the near-malfunction can be seen here, courtesy of Hello! magazine. In the clip, the countess sports a navy blue wrap dress that attaches at one side with long, brown leather straps. To match the leather detailing, Countess Sophie opted for caramel-colored stiletto heels and a light brown clutch.

But while the royal had a good save, there's a certain trick used by Kate Middleton that we think would've come in handy.

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Previously, etiquette expert Myka Meier explained to The Sun that royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have turned to static electricity to keep their skirts weighed down. Meier said, “Often they wear body suits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much harder for something to fly up. So you have an under garment that is almost like a body suit. That is one tactic used.”

Apparently, Queen Elizabeth opts for a different tactic, where she has small weights sewn into the hemlines of her clothing to keep her frocks weighed down and clung to her legs.

The Countess of Wessex will have to take note from all these super helpful tips (and we'll be keeping these ideas in our back pocket as well).

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