Cheers your majesty!
This year on the 6th of February, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth is indisputably a style icon. Year after year of ribbon cutting and state visits, she offers a masterclass in how to stay chic, classic and most importantly of all, appropriately dressed without missing out on colour or sparkle when needed.
We will look back over some of her Majesty's most iconic looks from her famous bright, block colours to her 4 row pearl necklaces.
Starting with looking at her stunning wedding dress that was designed by the famous Norman Hartwell, the gown was made from ivory silk satin, encrusted with 10,000 seed pearls and embroidered with star lilies and orange blossoms.
This is Queen Elizabeth at her coronation in 1953. Her Majesty's coronation dress was regarded as one of the most important examples of 20th century design; it was created by the British designer Sir Norman Hartnell. Hartnell presented 9 different designs to the queen to which she chose the eighth.
For her jewellery the Queen wore a necklace made from 28 stones. The central gem is known as the Lahore diamond and it weighs almost 23 carats by itself. The complete necklace adds up to 161 carats and it became the most expensive necklace in the world with nine of its largest stones weighing between 8 and 11 carats. jewellery
"When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."
This is her majesty wearing the tiara at the royal gala in 1977.
||The Queen has used her attire as a subtle, but important way of bonding with nations, complimenting the people by referencing their national colours, accompanied by floral patterns in her clothing. For example this is her majesty with President Vigdis Finnbogadottir of Iceland in a green coat and coordinating print dress.
Queen Elizabeth's Palm-leaf brooch
Looking at Her Majesty's brooch's, shes always matched them to the right occasion! For example lets look at this brooch made by Cartier in 1938, the Palm-leaf brooch which belonged to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
The brooch is now owned by Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Victoria's Fringe brooch
The Fringe brooch was first owned by Queen Victoria, who used to wear it on the top of her low-cut bodices - a style of dress she liked to wear before her husband Prince Albert died and the monarch went into mourning.
It was worn by the Queen Mother and now Queen Elizabeth II.
To celebrate 65 years on the throne, this portrait of The Queen which was shot by David Bailey. Her Majesty looks incredible in a blue sating dress, with sapphireand diamond jewels giftedto her by her father King George VI on her wedding day.
David Bailey, via Buckingham Palace
Today, the monarch turns to dressmakers Stewart Parvin and Angela Kelly for her colourful skirt suits which, according to daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex, she wears to ensure crowds can see her. As well as her bright ensembles, the Queen is rarely without her trademark Launer handbag and Anello & Davide loafers, which she has worn for the last 50 years.
When off duty at the Balmoral and Sandringham estates, she’s often seen in tweed and her signature printed headscarves, sourced from the likes of Burberry and Hermès.