Queen Elizabeth II: A Life in Style

Mar 31, 2016

In celebration of our Majesty’s birthday, we take a look through 90 years in style.

vintage shot of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in matching furs dates from 1939

How sweet! This vintage shot of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in matching furs dates from 1939.

1940's elegance of this 1943 image of Queen Elizabeth in Norfolk

We love the quintessential 1940’s elegance of this 1943 image of Queen Elizabeth in Norfolk at harvest time.

Princess Elizabeth in her uniform

Princess Elizabeth in her uniform as a second subaltern in the ATS, 1945. When peace was declared, it is said that the princess joined the crowds outside Buckingham Palace anonymously to celebrate the end of the war.

Princess Elizabeth for the Royal Variety Show 1946 at the London Palladium

We love the high octane glamour of this look, chosen by the Princess Elizabeth for the Royal Variety Show 1946 at the London Palladium.

Norman Hartnell dress designed for Princess Elizabeth featured sparkling crystals, pearls, silver thread embroidered on tulle

The Queen warmed hearts by saving her ration cards to pay for her wedding dress at her 1947 wedding to Phillip Mountbatten. The Norman Hartnell dress designed for Princess Elizabeth featured a smattering of sparkling crystals, pearls, silver thread embroidered on tulle.

Queen Elizabeth in Edinburgh, 1947

We adore the layering on this soft gown worn by Queen Elizabeth in Edinburgh, 1947. Pared with long gloves and a simple string of pearls, the timeless elegance of this shot is touching.

1949 Royal portrait

A beautiful moment captured in this 1949 Royal portrait. The tiara pictured was a wedding gift from her grandmother, Queen Mary.

Queen Elizabeth was picture-perfect for this 1953 Bermuda visit

Timeless British style. With perfectly coordinated accessories and not a hair out of place, Queen Elizabeth was picture-perfect for this 1953 Bermuda visit.

Majesty in 1957, pictured with her husband Prince Phillip.

We just adore this striking monochrome design worn by her Majesty in 1957, pictured with her husband Prince Phillip.

1959 lemon lacewindsor

We love lemon at John Charles and this carefully co-ordinated lace ensemble is no exception. Finished beautifully by a corsage and subtle pearls, this 1959 look is timeless.

considered A-line shapes and a touch of beehive nod to London's Swinging 60's

This 1968 family shot captures the bold colours (and rising hemlines!) of the decade. Beautifully considered A-line shapes and a touch of beehive nod to London’s Swinging 60’s backdrop.

polka dot and signature pearls of this 1972 Bangkok

Bright and beautiful. The bold polka dot and signature pearls of this 1972 Bangkok visit are refreshing yet regal.

queen and prince philip 1973

Prince Phillip’s indigo ensemble is a great complement to this patterned two piece.

1977 rainy day shot

We love the elegance of this 1977 rainy day shot – perfected by the over the shoulder cape!

hot pink 1992 look - flattered by the floral detail on the dress and rim of the hat

Pretty in pink. We love this hot pink 1992 look – flattered by the floral detail on the dress and rim of the hat.

metallic bag and ornate tiara are softened by sumptuous cashmere and fur to create a truly regal appearance

The metallic bag and ornate tiara are softened by sumptuous cashmere and fur to create a truly regal appearance.

2012 RA london the queen

Timeless style.

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