The Queen has essentially been on display for almost every day since her coronation in 1952. And whether it's for weddings, funerals, royal visits, or traditions of state, her dressers and designers have ensured that she looks just right, while allowing for splashes of colour.
While we now recognise the Queen's style as largely being a head-to-toe colour block, with the same Anello & Davide heels she's worn for 50 years (each pair broken in by a member of staff nicknamed Cinders – put that one on your CV) and more often than not, a classic Launder handbag, (she's worn the same nail polish for 30 years too!) this has by no means always been the case.
From the glitz and glamour of evening events in the early years of her reign, to the florals she embraced through the 70s and 80s, the Queen's style has changed with the times, but remains apart from trends – well, nobody could remain *entirely* untouched by the 80s.
So, if you thought the Duchess of Cambridge was the style icon of the Royal Family, think again. In fact, the Queen has inspired A LOT of fashion trends. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with the UK's most iconic dresser. Now, if only we can get a Norman Hartnell of our own...