When Queen Elizabeth became a queen back in 1952 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, Diamond, and Platinum jubilees in 1977, 2002, 2012, and 2022, respectively. There is no denying that she was one of the most stylish women on earth despite being the longest-lived British monarch and the second-longest reigning monarch in world’s history.
Starting from her wedding gown that was made using Duchesse satin ( a very soft, heavy, and glossy satin made in France) that was purchased with what was typical for brides at that time – ration vouchers. Her choice of style is something very conservative, and she discreetly communicated it by wearing a pastel full coat suit look with matching hats which is what seem to be her major look throughout her seven decades on her throne, although there had been times of metallics, psychedelic designs e.t.c. but the style that truly lasted her was the coat and matching hat look, along with satin voluminous dresses, tulle dresses, polka dots midi skirts with matching blouses, and they mostly come in pastel and bold colour ways.
That being said, another way she celebrated her sense of style is through her jewelry, her jewelry choices are always carefully selected with history attached to them. She had managed to do this that up till this day they are still being talked about and also been passed on to the next generations.
Despite the queen having four children, three sons and a daughter, the only daughter that seems to be very close to her heart is Kate Middleton who seems to be the only one who had shared jewelry with the Queen, from a pair of sapphire and diamond gold earrings from Queen Elizabeth II’s personal collection to access to the gems in the royal treasure trove.
When it comes to her Majesty’s handbags and shoes, they range from black Launer handbags, prim pumps e.t.c. Did I mention her heirloom brooches? These staples saw her through days of fashion statements and royal duties, royal walkabouts, to dozens of state visits. She’s not much of a fascinator/cocktail hat person, rather you’d spot her wearing statement decoy hats or a turban as part of her style look.
Finally, when thinking of her style, you’d wonder who is behind her stylish looks, well there are Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies who oversaw her wardrobe in her early years, but recently been taken over by Angela Kelly who dressed her for key occasions like her Diamond Jubilee year to various royal weddings.