The late British monarch — who died at the age of 96 in September 2022 — had quite the style evolution through the years, effortlessly transitioning her wardrobe through the decades. She often opted for monochromatic ensembles, sensible patent pumps and fashionable coats.
The monarch also put the Crown Jewels to good use, accessorizing her outfits with her iconic pearl necklace or extensive collection of brooches.
As a young princess, she frequently wore floral dresses and pleated gowns. She picked a wedding dress fit for a royal for her nuptials to the late Prince Philip in 1947. Designed by Norman Hartnell, her gown featured pearl and crystal embroidery and a standout 13-foot train.
The queen also broke out formal royal attire on a handful of occasions. In 1983, she wore a full uniform to salute her guard at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. One year later, she added a blue cape and diamond tiara to her white gown for the Service of Saints Michael and George.
In recent years, the monarch came to be known for her bright, monochromatic ensembles, as well as her trusty Launer handbag, loafers and the occasional headscarf.
Keep scrolling to see the queen’s life in photos, from 1926 to 2022: