- There is a very strict dress code when it comes to royal weddings
- All women will be required to wear hats, no wedges are allowed because the Queen doesn’t like them, and women are expected to wear nude tights
- Meghan will likely wear a dress by a British designer, and she’ll have to wear neutral nail polish, while Prince Harry will wear his military garm
It’s never easy to find something to wear to a wedding, but could you imagine getting dressed for a royal wedding? Well, those lucky enough to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19th, have it especially hard because there’s definitely a dress code for the event, and it’s a pretty strict one.
Royal Wedding fashion rules include:
- Hats must be worn in church – For women to don “appropriate” attire, they must have their shoulders covered, long hemlines, and something covering their hair, which is why there is often a lot of hats on display at royal weddings.
- Meghan’s bouquet will have myrtle in it – The so-called “herb of love” has always been in a royal bridal bouquet since Queen Victoriamarried Prince Albert. Yes, Kate Middleton's had it.
- The wedding dress will be made by a British designer – Although not a strict rule, most royal brides have picked a native designer for their gown, with the tradition again being started by Queen Victoria.
- Prince Harry will be in military garb – Prince Albert started this trend in 1840, and all royal grooms have followed suit. Since Prince Harry spent 10 years in the Army, he’ll likely continue the tradition.
- Neutral nail polish only – No fancy manicures for Meghan, only natural looking nails are allowed at official royal events.
- No Wedges – This one placates the Queen who hates wedges. While the rule is unofficial, basically no one is allowed to wear wedges to the celebration.
- Nude tights should always be worn – Bare legs or colored tights are a major no-no, with the Queen always wearing nude tights and expecting others to do so as well.
Source: New York Post