When you're royalty, you've got to dress like it — something Queen Elizabeth II has always been a pro at.
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.
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 . She even rocked an '80s trend in those fingerless lace gloves!
Move over, superheroes and fashion editors — the Queen donned a chic cape as a little girl, long before these became popular.
While reading in Windsor Castle at 13, Princess Elizabeth wore a beautiful day-off frock featuring a pretty pattern and lace trim.
For 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.
The Queen and her new husband looked fabulous during their honeymoon in Malta, where the Prince was stationed at the time.
Looking as much like a as she does a queen, Elizabeth wore a stunning sparkly gown with a white fur shawl during a return visit to Malta.
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.
A few days prior to her Coronation Day, 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).
In a lavish portrait (literally) fit for a Queen, 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.
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.
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.
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.
In an official portrait snapped at Buckingham Palace, the 32-year-old Queen posed in a white satin gown accessorized with .
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.
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.
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.
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.
While attending a polo match with Prince Philip, the Queen wore a matching floral look that's so .
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.
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.
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.
Can you believe how cute this pair is? The rocked fantastic vacation style during their tour of the South Pacific.
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.
While celebrating her golden wedding anniversary with at the Festival Hall in London, the Queen sported a glimmering golden evening gown. How fitting!
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.
Naturally, the Queen looked fantastic for the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, wearing a sunny yellow ensemble and for the occasion.
For the 60th anniversary of her coronation, the Queen wore a beautiful satin dress with a matching hat, cute black heels, and .