Queen Elizabeth II, in seven decades of her rule, established a signature style peculiar to her, from a fusion of conservative bespoke and bright colors of the rainbow.
After her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II’s style choice, among other things, became a fascination for millions of citizens. Through seven decades of ruling, it is safe to say the Queen’s sense of style has not been a disappointment.
Royals like Princess Diana and Princess Margaret were known to favor more voguish looks, but the Queen leaned more to conservative styles as she grew older. However, she never went boring with her elegant and bright colors selection. Here’s a look through some of the beloved monarch’s style explorations through the colors of the rainbow.
The Queen’s Early Style Choice
In the 1950s, Queen Elizabeth explored more trendy looks ranging from silk wear, intricately designed ball gowns, fur coats, and bold jewelry pieces. However, as she became older, the Queen opted out of following trends, albeit keeping her style choices colorful.
Queen Elizabeth’s 1989 Look To St Anne’s Church
The longest-serving British monarch who is often involved in her dress-making process looked stunning in a capsule-like all-red dress that included a trench style coat thrown over a knee-length dress. She matched his crimson look with black shoes and a black purse. The Queen also favored a red brimless heart.
Her Co-ordinating Look in 1990
The Queen stepped out in one of her many hard-to-miss signature looks when visiting with President Vigdis Finnabogadottir in 1990. She rocked an olive green monochromatic outfit that included a green and white patterned dress and a green buttoned coat. While adding a white sun hat with green accents, the Queen completed her look with a matching handbag and low-heeled pumps.
The Queen At Scotland
From designer Norman Hartnell in the 1940s to new generation designers like Angela Kelly, the Queen has had her pick of personal designers attuned to her sense of style through different trends and preferences. And another of her iconic looks was spotted in Scotland in 1977. The Queen favored an all pale blue look in her ever-impeccable overcoat and dress outfit. She donned a matching hat and resorted to white gloves and her black shoes and purse.
Her Shades of Purple
Known to never opt for dull or uneventful hues, Queen Elizabeth never disappoints with her vibrant color choices. The British monarch has appeared in iconic shades of purple, starting with her attendance at the Royal Maundy Service at Gloucester Cathedral.
She rocked a lilac knee-length dress and overcoat with a wide-brimmed hat spotting a galaxy-inspired ring. She sported another of her purple looks in 2012, where she memorably rocked a clear umbrella with deep purple edges to match her buttoned overcoat.
Pretty in Pink
Queen Elizabeth II has her overcoats in all colors, and it’s not an exaggeration. For her attendance at The Queen’s Baton Relay launch for the commonwealth games, the Queen stepped out in a magenta coat. The outfit was adorned with contrasting black buttons that matched her gloves. The Queen did not leave out her pearls and stately brooch.
2018 Royal Maundy
The 95-year-old appeared in a royal blue vision, standing out among guests while carrying out duties for the Royal Maundy service at St George’s Chapel. Her tweed coat matched her hat, as she kept her hands protected with gloves.
Newbury Racecourse in 2019
While gracing Newbury racecourse with her regal presence in 2019, the Queen enjoyed a sunny day in spring, and the emerald sparkle of her coat dress did not go unnoticed. She opted for a more cozy material for her dress while keeping her look intact with a decorated hat. The Queen was photographed enjoying a friendly chat with legendary jockey Frankie Dettori.
Christmas Day, 2014
Her outfit choice for Christmas Day in 2014 was a Fuschia pink coat which she rocked at Sandringham Church. In addition, the Queen sported a Fuschia top hat which was highlighted with pink feathers.
100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force
Back in March 2021, one year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic, the Queen made her first public appearance of the year. She could not have shown up any better as she rocked a lime green coat dress. The Queen honored the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force in the spectacular color while donning a matching hat accented with flowers. The Queen earlier dazzled fashion lovers in the same lime green outfit during Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s 2018 royal wedding.