Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

Do you love sparkle, style and sequins? Do you want to be a royal dress designer of the future? Well, our new exhibition, Fashion Rules is for you!

In this exhibition you can see dresses from HM the Queen in the 1950’s, Princess Margaret in the 1960’s and 1970’s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980’s.

All three women had to follow certain fashion rules when dressing for their public roles.

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Did you know..?

That the orange dress the Queen wore on a royal tour of Australia had floaty sleeves which went to the floor but with slits half-way up to allow the Queen to shake hands?
Or when the Queen went to Canada she wore a dress with mayflowers on – the flower of Novia Scotia?

The royals had to be practical and diplomatic in their dressing!

Test your design skills on our new Fashion Rules app

Available on ipads in the exhibition.

Choose your decade, colours and style and then let your creative spirit and imagination run wild, creating your own really royal dress design. Once you’re finished don’t forget to upload your design to our image bank or email it to yourself and share with your friends!

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