Brigitte Macron may not be French royalty, but she looked every bit the princess for a state dinner at Versailles on Wednesday night. The president and first lady of France hosted a dinner for Japan’s Crown Prince, and one element of Macron’s outfit happened to follow a British royal outfit rule: her nude tights. Once Meghan Markle became a duchess, she started wearing nude tights to adhere to the royal protocol for more formal occasions. CNN royal expert Victoria Arbiter explained the guidelines to Insider.
“You never see a royal without their nude stockings,” Arbiter said. “I would say that’s really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the queen requires.”
Although Markle has opted out of nude tights for less formal affairs, they remain a part of her duchess wardrobe. Of course, the definition of nude is different for everyone, which is why we’ve spotlighted brands like Heist that make seven different shades so you can find your match. Scroll down to see how Macron and Markle wear nude tights and to shop the look for yourself.