Having been in the spotlight since birth, the Queen certainly knows a thing or two about dressing for the public eye.
As a young princess, Elizabeth took to wearing the era-defining A-line-style floral tea dresses and pleated dresses, opting for practical tweed and skirt suiting for horse riding and other outdoor affairs.
In her late teens, she graduated to fitted dresses and skirt suits as she took on her duties as a senior royal.
In 1947, she married Prince Philip in a dress that was certainly fit for a future queen. Designed by her go-to couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, it featured a dramatic 13ft train and intricate embroidery representing the flora of the UK and Commonwealth countries.
When she succeeded her father to the throne in 1952, the Queen embraced elegant tulle and embroidered gowns for state banquets and receptions, whilst honing her day-to-day style by enlisting designer Hardy Amies (until 1990).
Today, Her Majesty turns to dressmakers Stewart Parvin and Angela Kelly for her instantly recognisable colourful skirt suits, which, according to daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex, she wears to ensure she can be seen in large crowds.
As we count down to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we take a look back at the royal style icon's most memorable looks.
The Queen's standout fashion moments
Florals for spring
Pretty in pink
London Fashion Week
Royal jewellery collection
Style of the times
Practicality is key
Go-to dress shape
Royal tour wardrobe
Penchant for polka-dots
Red carpet glam
Sleek travel outfits
At the races
Go-to cover up
Stepping into summer
Going with the times
Coronation gown grandeur
The happy couple
Early style signatures
A family affair
Like mother, like daughter
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