When it comes to tights, Meghan Markle has given British brand Heist the royal seal of approval — and here's why

By Monique Jessen
April 02, 2019 05:27 PM
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Meghan Markle might be known for her love of fashion and all things chic, but when she became a member of the British royal family, there was one fashion accessory that she needed help with – nude tights.

Step forward Heist, a revolutionary British hosiery brand that offer tights for every skin shade, in a seamless design and innovative luxury yarn. “We’re thrilled that Meghan Markle is a fan of our tights, and one of the thousands of women who support our brand,” a Heist spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

It was after an appearance wearing too pale nude tights at Buckingham Palace three days after her wedding that Heist got in touch with Meghan to offer a selection of their nude tights. With a seamless toe-to-toe tube (i.e. gusset-free) and an adaptable waistband, which comes in low or high waisted, Heist tights claim to make digging, sagging or rolling a thing of the past.

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After the brand initially tried to gift a box of products to the new royal (the products were returned as members of the royal family are unable to accept gifts), they were thrilled to discover that shortly afterwards, a selection of tights were purchased by the palace and later worn by Meghan, as confirmed to Heist by a palace spokesperson.

“The tights were a much better match for her and like many of our customers, they say when you know, you just know!” says the hosiery spokesperson, who confirms that Meghan has continued to wear the brand since.

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While it’s not mandatory for members of the royal family to wear tights, it is seen as a respectful alternative to bare legs, especially when in the presence of senior royals, in particular Queen Elizabeth. The art is in making them look natural. “We worked with 85,000 women to develop seven shades of nude so that everyone, including Meghan, could find their perfect match.” The brand also promote positive body image with an inclusive approach to model sizes and ethnic background.

With four different styles in their tight collection, Meghan is a fan of The Nude, an 18-denier style with a barely-there feel, which retails for $25. And if reinventing the wheel when it comes to unflattering, uncomfortable tights isn’t enough, Heist has also partnered with Smart Works, a charity which helps unemployed women get back into the workplace, a charity of which Meghan is patron.