Evolution of Queen Elizabeth’s Outfits Over the Years
“If i wore beige, no one would know who i am” – Queen Elizabeth II
Her majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully on 8th September at the age of 96 at her Balmoral Palace. Her majesty’s loss will ring in the ears of the people forever.
Queen Elizabeth’s outfits were always iconic and unforgettable.
With her loss, we remember the iconic looks she has donned and her style evolution throughout the years. From the queen’s favorite broches, to her donning bold colors over the years, the Queen had a classic style of fashion.
Who is the person behind Queen Elizabeth’s outfits?
Her own personal assistant and senior dresser. Mary Angela Kelly is the person behind the style evolution of the Queen and she served her majesty from 2002 to 2022, until her death.
What was the Queen’s famous motto?
Queen Elizabeth’s outfits were inspirational and always classic with a touch of modernity. Her famous motto was “You have to be seen to be believed”, and she was always seen.
We have gathered some of the Queen’s most memorable outfits:
Starting from the start, the Queen’s coronation outfit. It was designed by Norman Hartshell and took a total of 8 months to complete. Her gown had emblems of all the countries of the united kingdom along with the commonwealth nations as well. It was the queen’s way of paying a tribute to her nation.
This was the year when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed the U.S.President John F. Kennedy and the first lady Jackie Kennedy for a visit to the United Kingdom. The queen can be seen in a beautiful tulle gown in blue color. She paired it with elegant white gloves. Designed by Normal Hartnell, Queen Elizabeth’s outfit will be remembered for decades.
Bringing the floral trend to life, the Queen’s floral dress was perfectly accessorized by her with her white handbag, elegant white gloves and multi layered pearl necklace. The queen’s colored hat added all the grace for her state visit to Mexico.
The queen donned a gracious yellow gown embroidered with white jewels for her formal dinner with President Ford in Washington D.C. Paired with elbow length pure white gloves, a white clutch and her Bicentennial tiara made Queen Elizabeth’s outfit not just iconic but also unforgettable.
The queen went for a tour in New Zealand for which she wore a bright and bold floral green print with white flowers. Accessorizing it with a matching hat, white gloves and a pearl necklace, Queen Elizabeth’s outfit was one that could not be forgotten.
For a banquet that was held in Kenya, the queen donned a bold green dress, with a stunning tiara. She paired it with her diamond earrings and necklace and a classic watch. Queen Elizabeth’s outfit was iconic and timeless.
The queen wore an elegant light blue floral gown that she paired with a stunning diamond set of blue earrings and necklace. She donned a gracious tiara to complete the look for a formal dinner in india.
Making black kitten heels iconic even before they were the trend. Queen Elizabeth II’s outfits always served looks that were classic and elegant. She wore a gracious turquoise dress in Jordan, that was cinched at the waist along with black kitten heels and a matching hat. Accessorizing it with white gloves and a layered pearl necklace. The Queen looked radiant as ever.
The queen dressed in a beautiful pink ball gown for a banquet in Hungary. She accessorized the bubblegum pink gown with a belted waist, with white gloves, a diamond set and a stunning tiara.
For a red carpet, the queen turned heads by donning a pale yellow and gold gown lace with intricate embroideries and designs. She paired it with a matching bag, white gloves and a layered pearl necklace.
The queen wore one of her favorite colors – blue, for a family portrait in 2007. Detailed with jewels and sheer arms, Queen Elizabeth’s outfit was the epitome of grace.
The queen wore a floral covered white gown that she paired with a sparkling tiara and a red diamond set for a state visit to Turkey.
The queen looked elegant in a sleek white gown with gold embroidery and embellishments when she met the U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama when they visited London in 2011. She paired it with a gold purse and a green diamond set.
This was one of the most iconic Queen Elizabeth’s outfits. Dressed in a wrap-style metallic gold gown, she wore it to the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. She carried a silver bag to complete the look.
The queen was known to be fond of pastel hues, and she wore one such outfit at the Epsom Derby in 2018. A beautiful lavender coat with a matching hat, a blue brooch and a black bag, she looked as gracious as ever.
For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2018, the queen wore a lime green tweed with a floral dress in lime, purple, lemon and gray printed silk.
For her platinum jubilee in 2022, the queen donned a lovely blue shift dress with a lace floral detailing and a black handbag to complete the overall look. Queen Elizabeth’s outfit was as gracious as ever.