Queen Elizabeth’s Style Over The Years Was All Things Elegant — See Her Best Looks

Truly a legend.

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On Sept. 8, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain passed away at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. To commemorate the tremendous loss, tap to get a glimpse at the Queen’s style evolution over the years.

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Queen Elizabeth II (far left), known at the time as Princess Elizabeth, is seen with her younger sister Princess Margaret Rose and her father King George VI. For the occasion, she coordinated with her sister in mid-length dresses and Mary Jane flats. Spencer Arnold Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Image

July 1947

At 21 years old, King George VI announced Queen Elizabeth’s engagement to Phillip Mountbatten at Buckingham Palace. To share the exciting news, the Queen wore a mid-length gown with a belted waist and pearl necklaces (which later became her signature accessory). Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

November 1947

After a short engagement, the Queen married the Duke of Edinburgh, Phillip Mountbatten, in a floral embellished gown designed by Norman Hartnell. To give the special dress a royal touch, she wore her mother Queen Mary’s Russian Fringe tiara.

December 1948

Just a year after the royal couple’s wedding, they held the christening for their first-born, Prince Charles, at Buckingham palace. For the occasion, she wore a coat dress, fascinator, and a luxe brooch. PA Images via Getty Images

August 1951

To celebrate her daughter’s first birthday, the Queen posed with her two children. If you take a closer look at the mom-of-two’s ensemble, you’ll notice she’s wearing the same pearls that she wore to her engagement announcement. Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

June 1953

After the passing of King George VI, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II. For the coronation, she turned to Norman Hartnell (who designed her wedding dress) to create a gown suitable for her new role. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

April 1960

For a day at the Badminton Horse Trials, Queen Elizabeth II wore a trench coat, a crossbody bag, and a headscarf. The latter, in particular, become her go-to head covering for laid-back occasions. Greenwell/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

March 1973

The Queen showcased a winter-appropriate version of her beloved coat dresses when attending the opening ceremony for the London Bridge. For the occasion, she styled the cozy jacket with a furry hat, pumps, and a sleek leather shoulder bag.

July 1981

For the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II debuted a monochromatic blue look, where she matched her gown with her headpiece. She finished off the ensemble with her beloved pearls and white gloves.MSI/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

May 1988

For the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Queen styled trousers with an oversized blazer and knee-high riding boots. To complete the casual look, she reached for a patterned headscarf and sunglasses. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

October 1989

For her arrival in Perak, Malaysia, the Queen wore a mid-length lavender dress with a coordinating wide-brim hat. She completed the ensemble with white coordinating accessories: kitten heels, gloves, and a shoulder bag. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

April 1999

Queen Elizabeth II visited Seoul during the monarch’s state visit to South Korea. For the tour, she showcased her love for pastel hues in this mint green dress, which she wore for her visit to a car manufacturing plant in Seoul.

May 2006

On a visit to the United States, the Queen joined President George W. Bush at the White House. For the occasion, she wore The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was originally made in 1891 for Princess Mary of Teck. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

November 2010

While visiting Abu Dhabi, the Queen swapped out her traditional solid color dresses and coats for a floral printed midi dress. John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

April 2016

To celebrate her 90th birthday, the Queen wore a lime green coat dress with a silk headscarf that matched her gloves. Beneath her shoulder, you’ll notice a diamond-covered silver brooch.

June 2022

On June 5, 2022 at the Platinum Jubilee celebration, the Queen wore an emerald green dress designed by Stewart Parvin with a coordinating hat. Of course, she wore her iconic pearls for the momentous occasion. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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