Brigitte Macron Followed Meghan Markle's #1 Royal Outfit Rule at Versailles

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.


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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.