When it comes to fashion, the Queen usually plays it safe.
The British monarch, 96, is known for wearing conservative dresses, colorful coats, and formal attire that’s appropriate to the various royal engagements that she attends every year.
Her Majesty rarely wears anything that will cause a stir with the public, and usually strays away from bold prints or daring outfits. But this isn’t always the case.
Below are the boldest and most extravagant outfits that the Queen has worn to date.
During an appearance in Malta in 1951, the then-Princess Elizabeth wore a strapless dress with royal jewelry.
The lavender gown was embroidered with a floral pattern and showed the royal’s shoulders. She completed the look with a fur shawl, a tiara, and a matching necklace and earrings.
While the strapless dress was mostly covered by the shawl, it’s still considered a daring look by royal standards. Her Majesty has rarely worn anything that shows her shoulders during her time in the public eye.
She was crowned Queen in 1953 wearing a coronation gown and robes designed by Norman Hartnell.
Her Majesty was crowned Queen on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey in London.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, the Queen’s coronation dress showcased Hartnell’s “fulsome style” as he used extensive embroidery, pearls, and other “lustrous forms of decoration.”
She also wore the St. Edward’s Crown, made in 1661, which weighs 4 pounds and 12 ounces and is made of solid gold, according to the royal website.
The Queen, who usually stays away from animal patterns, stepped out in a leopard-print fur coat in 1962.
The coat was made with real fur and was worn by the Queen during the 1950s and 1960s, Hello! Magazine reports.
In 2019, the Queen’s dressmaker confirmed that she would stop wearing real fur and wear faux fur instead.
The monarch stood out in a yellow hat which seemed to have a spaghetti-like texture during a visit to Berlin, Germany, in 1965.
She paired the hat with a matching yellow outfit.
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