As she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, today marks a particularly historic milestone in British history as the Queen becomes the first monarch to have achieved 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this anniversary there are several events scheduled throughout the year (including a four-day bank holiday weekend from 2-5th June that’s worth adding to your diaries), all of which will no doubt see the Queen pull out all the stops in the wardrobe department.
She has essentially been on display almost every day since her coronation in 1952. Whether it’s for a wedding or any number of royal visits, her dressers and designers never fail to ensure that she looks just right while always allowing for an uplifting splash of colour.
While recent years saw fashion critics recognise the Queen’s preferred style of head-to-toe colour block paired with her staple accessories (the same Anello & Davide heels she had worn for 50 years – each pair of which was broken in by a member of staff nicknamed Cinders – a classic Launder handbag, and the same nail polish she’d worn for the last thirty years) this has by no means always been the case.
From the glitz and glamour of evening events in the early years of her reign to the florals she embraced throughout the ‘70s and ’80s, there’s no denying that the Queen’s style has subtly transformed with the times. Nevertheless, she always makes sure to remain entirely separated from traditional, fleeting ‘trends’, and ensures every look incorporates her own timeless sartorial stamp. In fact, the Queen taps into A LOT of our favourite fashion aesthetics of today.
So if you thought the Duchess of Cambridge was the style icon of the Royal Family, think again.