Queen Elizabeth II is fondly remembered as being the longest-reigning British monarch, and in those 70 years, she was also known for her iconic fashion.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch would later influence the next generation of royal women, Princess Kate and Meghan Markle.
In her later years, Her Majesty had a very particular way of dressing, which most people would instantly recognise. Queen Elizabeth always wore bright dress coats of every colour of the rainbow in so that members of the public could spot her during big royal events.
In the documentary ‘The Queen at 90’, Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, explained: “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen, Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past.”
However, Queen Elizabeth’s ability to communicate through her clothing has been a big influence on her grandaughters-in-law, Kate and Meghan, and also made her an “unmistakable fashion icon in her own time”, according to one fashion expert.
Miranda Holder, who is a celebrity stylist who has become extremely popular online for her ability to explain the details of royal fashion, has explained why Queen Elizabeth’s fashion in later Elizabeth was her “most notable and iconic.”
In an interview with the Express, Miranda said: “The latter ensembles of bright, colourful monochrome, complete with matching hat, umbrella and coordinating shoes and Launer handbag.
“She showed the rest of the firm how to embrace diplomatic dressing, wearing outfits to make others around her feel comfortable and acknowledged, and adding precious jewellery full of symbolism, setting the standard in the art of communicating through clothing.”
Miranda also pointed out