Queen Elizabeth's Most Iconic Style Moments

Striking gowns, stunning furs, and sparkling crowns, oh my!

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When you're royalty, you've got to dress like it — something Queen Elizabeth II has always been a pro at. 

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1930: Adorable Ruffles

Even as a toddler, little Queen Elizabeth II (then simply the Princess) was a total style icon. Check out this adorable ruffled party dress she wore at just three years old.

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1935: Little Princess

Looking every bit the princess she was, Elizabeth posed for a portrait at eight years old in a cute tulle-trimmed gown complete with a flower crown. She even rocked an '80s trend in those fingerless lace gloves!

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1935: Caped Kiddo

Move over, superheroes and fashion editors — the Queen donned a chic cape as a little girl, long before these became popular.

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1940: Royal Reader

While reading in Windsor Castle at 13, Princess Elizabeth wore a beautiful day-off frock featuring a pretty pattern and lace trim.

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1947: Royal Wedding

For her wedding to Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, the Queen wore a flowing gown designed by British designer Norman Hartnell. With its elaborate embroidery, satin sheen, and dramatic high neckline, the gown was every bit as regal as Elizabeth herself.

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1947: Sweet Honeymoon

The Queen and her new husband looked fabulous during their honeymoon in Malta, where the Prince was stationed at the time.

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1951: Purple Paradise

Looking as much like a '50s movie star as she does a queen, Elizabeth wore a stunning sparkly gown with a white fur shawl during a return visit to Malta.

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1952: Understated Chic

While visiting Balmoral Castle in Scotland with her beloved pups in 1952, the Queen wore a pretty pleated look in a muted mint tone that's complemented beautifully by the flowers and greenery around her.

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1953: Coronation Prep

A few days prior to her Coronation Day, Queen Elizabeth II posed in the striking gown that she would wear for the official ceremony. The design was created by Norman Hartnell (the same fellow who designed her wedding gown).

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1953: Coronation Day

In a lavish portrait (literally) fit for a Queen, Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose for the former's Coronation day portrait at Buckingham Palace on June 2, 1953. The Queen added accessorized her Hartnell gown with robes and the incredible St. Edward's Crown — a design made of gold that features sapphires, tourmalines, and other precious stones.

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1954: Green Ivy

This gorgeous green dress featuring a sweetheart neckline and sheer sleeves was Queen Elizabeth II's pick to wear on the balcony of Government House in Melbourne during her 1954 Australian tour.

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1954: Fabulous Fifties

Proving a chic, simple sheath can be just as gorgeous as any dramatic ball gown, the Queen donned a beautiful lacy white dress to a garden party in Australia.

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1957: Glitz and Glam

While chatting with Germaine Coty, the wife of French president Rene Coty, the Queen wore a full green gown accented with sparkly jewels and a beautiful tiara.

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1958: Princess Portrait

In an official portrait snapped at Buckingham Palace, the 32-year-old Queen posed in a white satin gown accessorized with stunning royal jewels.

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1964: Peachy Keen

Elizabeth looked pretty in peach for a performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, accessorizing her outfit with glitzy jewels and white full-length gloves.

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1965: All Wrapped Up

Few things say "royalty" quite like a fur shawl and diamonds — especially when those jewels include the Jubilee Necklace and a diamond brooch she inherited from Queen Mary.

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1969: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Posing with her daughter Princess Anne in Vienna, Austria, the Queen wore an elegant green gown while Anne donned a pure white dress. The pair sported matching sashes and white gloves — two pretty crowns atop their immaculately styled hair, of course.

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1971: Traveling in Style

Leave it to the Queen to make even walking your dogs look elegant. While arriving at the airport with her three (adorable!) corgis, the Queen wore a deep ivy skirt suit and coordinating cap.

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1975: Outlined

While attending a polo match with Prince Philip, the Queen wore a matching floral look that's so perfect for spring.

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1976: Seventies Chic

Proving her penchant for contrasting hems once again, the Queen sported a cool white-and-red look complete with a matching hat to attend a polo match in Windsor, England.

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1977: Shades of Blue

During a visit to New Zealand, the Queen wore a turban-style hat and triple string of pearls to go with her white-and-blue pleated dress.

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1977: Pretty in Purple

1977 was a clearly a great year for royal style! The Queen is truly a master at accessorizing — just look to this playful plaid purple ensemble for proof.

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1982: Stylish Set

Can you believe how cute this pair is? The Prince and the Queen rocked fantastic vacation style during their tour of the South Pacific.

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1983: Pop of Pattern

In a delightfully fun look for her visit to the Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, the Queen wore a white-on-blue patterned dress with a reverse print on her collar and hat.

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1999: Glam in Gold

While celebrating her golden wedding anniversary with Prince Philip at the Festival Hall in London, the Queen sported a glimmering golden evening gown. How fitting!

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2000: Snowy Sparkle

In a look that any fairytale princess would envy, the Queen wore a lovely satin gown to attend a state banquet with the Italian president in Rome.

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2011: Royal Wedding

Naturally, the Queen looked fantastic for the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, wearing a sunny yellow ensemble and her favorite purse for the occasion.

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2013: White Gold

For the 60th anniversary of her coronation, the Queen wore a beautiful satin dress with a matching hat, cute black heels, and a black purse.

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