October 7, 2022

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A look at Queen Elizabeth’s unique fashion style

STORY: Queen Elizabeth is known for her unique fashion style

Brightly colored outfits with matching hats

paired with black pumps and an omnipresent handbag

have become staples for the British monarch

JOURNALIST, WRITER AND AUTHOR OF “HRH SO MANY THOUGHTS ON ROYAL STYLE”, ELIZABETH HOLMES, SAYING:

“The queen’s style is so unique because she has developed her own consistent signature style. A lot of people, myself included, think of it as a uniform because there are several pieces that she wears consistently. She has the same shape hat, the same silhouette of coat, those fantastic block black heels, her three strands of pearls. But then also within those guardrails, she has a lot of fun with fashion, right?”

At the start of the Queen’s reign 70 years ago

her outfits were made by royal designers Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell

who created her wedding and coronation gowns

More recently personal assistant and curator

Angela Kelly has planned her wardrobe

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF HARPER’S BAZAAR, LYDIA SLATER, ON THE QUEEN’S STYLE, SAYING:

“Because the Queen really isn’t supposed to say anything out loud, I feel that what she wears is really one of the only ways that she has of expressing, expressing her feelings. So, you know, she does use her clothes as, as a medium of expression. And you can see that when she goes on state visits, you know, she very often wears something that’s a compliment to the country that she’s visiting. Whether that’s, you know, wearing green to Ireland or, you know, wearing a national symbol when she goes abroad.”