Her Majesty is known for her love of bright colors and it seems her choice of clothing sent a powerful message to ‘generations’…
One of the Queen’s “first successes” reportedly showcased how much she was embracing her own “confident femininity” and inspired others to do the same.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 celebrations are quickly approaching, and while many people will be looking forward to seeing Her Majesty and other members of the extended Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony, other fans will be asking what she’ll wear. Her Majesty has demonstrated an iconic flair for bold dressing throughout her 70 years on the throne. And if you’re up on your Queen fun facts, you’re probably aware that she reportedly prefers bright colors in order to stand out in crowds, as per Woman and Home.
It has now been suggested that her unique fashion sense was one of the Queen’s “first successes,” sending a powerful message of “confident femininity.”
Opening up to Harper’s Bazaar author and historian Amanda Foreman expressed her belief that Her Majesty’s distinct sense of style was one of her 70-year reign’s earliest major triumphs.
“Indeed, establishing her own sense of fashion was one of the first successes of Elizabeth II’s reign,” she explained before describing how multi-functional the Queen’s outfits are.
She continued, “Its essence was pure glamor, but the designs were performing a double duty: nothing could be too patterned, too hot, too shiny, and too sheer, or else it wouldn’t photograph well.”
And it appears that when it comes to the Queen’s wardrobe, the monarch chose to perfect her own approach to feminine dressing early in her reign, despite the expectations placed on fellow icons at the time.
“Her wardrobe carried the subversive message that dresses should be made to work for the wearer, not the other way around,” Amanda shared. “In an era where female celebrity was becoming increasingly tied to ‘sexiness’, the Queen offered a different kind of confident femininity.”
Color-blocking is one of Her Majesty’s style secrets, as she is known for her love of bright colors. It’s a style tip that both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have taken from the Queen over the years, and the historian and author noted how the monarch’s use of vibrant colors showed to others that they, too, could stand out elegantly.
Amanda disclosed, “Never afraid to wear bright blocks of color, she has encouraged generations of women to think beyond merely blending in.”
While the Queen’s bold personal style may have been one of her “first successes,” her outfits have continued to inspire and delight fans. Many of the Queen’s most iconic fashion moments are now set to be honored with an intriguing new display.
As the Jubilee weekend approaches, Madame Tussauds is giving visitors a unique look at seven stunning gowns worn by the Queen’s many waxwork figures over the years by delving into their archives.