Yaaas Queen: We Look Back at Queen Elizabeth II’s Best Style Moments

By Nicole Schaeffer

Date April 21, 2017

On April 21st, 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born into the world, and the world of monochromatic suit dressing was never to be the same. Queen Elizabeth II is a fixture in the Commonwealth countries, appearing on our currency, the covers of our tabloids, and even in popular Range Rover-driving memes. She is regal, she is bossy, and now, entering her 91st year, she’s as chic as ever.   

To kick off this special day, we take a look back at some of the most memorable fashion moments from her royal tenure so far. From her sumptuous satin coronation gown to her ubiquitous love of skirt suits (which she usually accessorizes with her troupe of corgis, naturally), the Queen is an undisputed style icon. Check out our top picks for her best outfits throughout the years.

(Then) Princess Elizabeth in uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards, 1947.

Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day, 1947.

Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her coronation, 1953.

In Paris at the Opera with French President Rene Coty, 1957.

Arriving at Aberdeen Airport in Scotland with her trio of corgis, 1974.

The Queen posing with the newly married Prince and Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, 1981.

Queen Elizabeth II with Carole Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, exiting Westminster Abbey following the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 2011.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, which marked the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne, 2012.

The Queen attending the Order of the Garter Service, the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry, 2015.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her reign of 63 years and 217 days, marking the overtaking of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day, 2015.

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