Her Majesty The Queen came to the throne 60 years ago today on February 6, 1952 and the Coronation took place on June 2, 1953. 

For  the 60 years she has served us she has worn thousands of outfits designed mainly by just eight different people. 

Lets take a look at some her more interesting outfits.

 

THE QUEEN IN 1953 AT HER CORONATION (ABOVE)

Norman Hartnell was the first couturier to work for the then Princess Elizabeth during the 1940s. Most of her wardrobe then comprised of dresses with huge full skirts made from silk and satin. He also designed her wedding dress with its sweetheart neckline, folding full skirt and 10,000 seed-pearls and thousands of white beads embroidered throughout.


THE QUEEN ON 20th NOVEMBER 1947 IN HER NORMAN HARTNELL WEDDING DRESS (ABOVE) 

By the 1950s it was Hardy Amies' turn to design for her which he continued to do until the 1980s - he was known for his simple tailoring.  


THE QUEEN IN THE 1950s WEARING A PURPLE SILK TURBAN WITH PEARLS AND FUR WRAP (ABOVE)


THE QUEEN DURING HER TOUR OF CANADA IN 1951 (ABOVE)


THE QUEEN IN THE 1960s WEARING A BROWN/WHITE SCALLOPED DRESS AND HAT (ABOVE)

During the colourful 1970s The Queen was dressed by Ian Thomas, an assistant designer to Norman Hartnell.


THE QUEEN IN THE 1970s (ABOVE)

Maureen Rose from Norman Hartnell then continued to design for her until the late 1980s. From the late 1980s until the mid 1990s her wardrobe was designed by a John Anderson and his business partner Karl Ludwig Rehse who still designs for her now.


THE QUEEN VISITING ST KITTS IN 1985 (ABOVE)

Today the Queen is dressed by Stewart Parvin and Angela Kelly her Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser.  


THE QUEEN AS SHE IS NOW (ABOVE)

God bless the Queen.

Love Lovely x