12 Royal Wedding Dress Traditions All Brides Must Follow

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The royal family has quite the extensive list of rules for brides to follow on their big wedding day, especially when it comes to the choice of dress! The royal family are huge advocates for modesty and professionalism when it comes to style and the dress a royal bride-to-be wears on the big day is no different. From Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle, follow along for 12 royal wedding dress traditions that both brides were required to follow on their wedding day:

12. Must choose a conservative neckline

Since the royal family is all about modesty, it’s understandable that it is a requirement for the bride’s wedding dress to have a modest neckline. Kate Middleton opted for an elegant V-neckline while Meghan Markle chose a slight off-the-shoulder neckline. Both looks showed minimal skin and were perfect choices for a royal bride with millions of eyes on her.

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11. Neutral nail polish only

Queen Elizabeth has strict rules regarding nail polish and royal insiders have dished that she requires the Duchesses to wear bare nails or a soft pink during public appearances. A royal wedding follows this tradition as well and both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were spotted on their wedding day with a sheer, nude color on their nails as per royal wedding protocol.

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