Queen Elizabeth's Style Through The Years Was Legendary

The iconic monarch has served some iconic looks.

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Though she spent the past few decades wearing dignified matching sets, Queen Elizabeth II has had major fashion moments throughout her reign. In honor of the late monarch, here are Queen Elizabeth II’s best style moments through the years, from her days as a royal princess to her Platinum Jubilee.

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Back when she was Princess Elizabeth, the future queen was photographed riding sidesaddle in a ‘fit that blends the elegance of equestrian styling with the sharp edges of military regalia. Her feathered cap was everything.

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At her coronation on June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was dripping in swag, including the Imperial State Crown and Orb. She also wore an ermine cape with so many glittering tassels, I genuinely don’t understand how her Majesty kept her posture so on point.

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At the opening of Parliament in 1966, the queen was decked out in royal jewels. I’ll never get tired of seeing her majesty sparkle and the cost of those stones embroidered on her gown could probably cover my rent this month. Honestly, good for her (highness).

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The queen loved a buttery yellow moment, as evidenced by the coat dress she wore during her royal tour of Australia in 1970. Her majesty was also a master of accessories and I am living for the tassel on her beret.

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More yellow! On a state visit to Mexico in 1975, her majesty mixed pleats and polka dots for an iconic look. The matching turban, belt, and gloves created cohesion without looking overworked, and I wish I could go back in time and attend a garden party in this exact look.

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The queen looked radiant in rubies during her Silver Jubilee celebrations in May, 1977. I love an opera glove moment and the beading on Elizabeth’s gown beautifully offset her opulent crown jewels.

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You could rarely catch the Queen striking a pose like this one and she wore the perfect ‘fit for it. On a tour of the South Pacific in 1982, Queen Elizabeth’s matching blue skirt set paired an abstract almost-polka dot print with a chic floral hat.

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At the Epsom Derby in 1987, her majesty (mostly) strayed from her usual favorite print, polka dots, in favor of an abstract, paint splatter pattern. There were also some subtle print blending going on thanks to the strips and subtle polka dots on her hat and collar.

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Queen Elizabeth loved a coat dress and I love her in the shade of vibrant orange that she wore in October 2021, at the Queen's Baton Relay during the Commonwealth Games at Buckingham Palace.

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The queen was all smiles during her Platinum Jubilee celebration in June 2022. England’s longest-reigning monarch wore a periwinkle coat dress with filigree trim and a matching slightly wide-brimmed hat.

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