A look at Queen Elizabeth II’s style through the decades

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With 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II’s wardrobe has inadvertently become a signature of the English monarchy. As she prepares to celebrate her platinum jubilee this year at 96, fans have highlighted her style victories throughout her life as a royal, from her sparkly coats to her trademark tiaras.

Born in 1926 and the first daughter of King George VI and the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth’s style fascinated from the start.

She often dressed in frilly cotton rather than anything too exuberant and soon began pairing up with her younger sister, Margaret, when she was born 4 years later.

“She wore what she was told without question, except for a long, drab raincoat which she hated,” the Queen’s former governess Marion Crawford had said in her memoir.

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As the Queen entered her teens and her role as heir apparent to the throne became clear, her style became much more practical. Norman Hartnell was held responsible for dressing the royal family, as well as the princesses at the start of their public appearances.

Queen Elizabeth often wore light-coloured, short-sleeved or sleeveless dresses during her appearances as well as during her photo shoots with her future husband, Prince Philip.

FILE - Britain's Princess Elizabeth in a light colored dress with above the elbow sleeves and low peekaboo heels, appears with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten for a photo in London in September 1947.
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FILE – Britain’s Princess Elizabeth in a light colored dress with above the elbow sleeves and low peekaboo heels, appears with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten for a photo in London in September 1947.
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As is customary with any royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth’s wedding was highly anticipated by both the royal family and fans. Due to the nature of foreign affairs after World War II, the materials used in the dress were confirmed to be from “nationalist” China rather than “enemy” Japan.

In fact, the Queen saved up ration coupons to use for her clothes after thousands of British citizens started sending in theirs, according to Telegraph fashion editor Bethan Holt.

FILE - Britain's Princess Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey in London, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, after their wedding ceremony on November 20, 1947.

FILE – Britain’s Princess Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey in London, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, after their wedding ceremony on November 20, 1947.
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“It showed the thirst there was in the country for this great moment of glamour,” Holt said.

The wedding was broadcast on BBC Radio, with highlights later shown on television, according to the BBC. Behind the scenes, the Queen was not safe from a few bumps in the road, with the Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara snapping and rushing to fix ahead of the ceremony.

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As a royal bride, Queen Elizabeth has started to build her style a bit more. She often sported “pinched waists” and pencil silhouettes, very different from the styles she uses today.

Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with actor Charlie Chaplin at the Empire Theater in London on October 27, 1952 for the Royal Film Show, a benefit performance to help the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund.

Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with actor Charlie Chaplin at the Empire Theater in London on October 27, 1952 for the Royal Film Show, a benefit performance to help the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund.
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“In the early years of her reign, she really embraced Dior’s New Look aesthetic, and women saw her outfits as inspirational, much like people do with the Duchess of Cambridge today” , said Kristin Contino, style journalist Pag Six.

From the 1970s, the Queen began to play with brighter colors, wearing a multicolored evening dress during a Royal Variety performance in 1999. The Queen has retained this style trait until today. .

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Although the Queen solidifies her royal uniform of skirts and blouses, she sometimes experiments with her appearance. One of hers stood out in October 1952 when she wore a tuxedo-like Hartnell dress at the Empire Theatre. Her unorthodox style that night landed her in the headlines the next day.

The Queen’s love of monochromatic looks has been a constant during her reign on the throne, but has become all the more apparent over the years. The Queen is more often known now for wearing bright pastels with a matching handbag and umbrella (if the weather calls for it).

FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II holds up her hat in strong winds as she arrives for a visit to RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales April 1, 2011.

FILE – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II holds up her hat in strong winds as she arrives for a visit to RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales April 1, 2011.
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“She’s a bit like a teacher, a good teacher. She never shocks. She succeeds,” said Irish designer Paul Costelloe.

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With Jubilee just days away, fans can rest assured that the Queen is sure to deliver no matter what she’s wearing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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