The coronation of a royal is one of the most important days of their life. For her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth wore an elaborate dress created by Norman Hartnell, a British fashion designer who had worked with the royal family before. The designer gown was made from white, duchess satin, and silk detailed with beads and pearls.
The gown also had special symbolism in its design, with embroidered flowers to represent the commonwealth nations. It may surprise some that female royals re-wear their designer clothes, including the Queen. Elizabeth II wore her coronation dress several times after the special event.
Modesty Is the Best Policy
Modesty is a basic principle when it comes to royal outfits, meaning no bare shoulders, no short skirts, and no tacky cleavage. In the photo below, the Princess of Wales proves one can be very modest and look very fabulous.
Here Kate Middleton wears a red pleated skirt by Christopher Kane and a matching turtleneck by Ralph Lauren while attending a charity event. She has no visible shoulders, no cleavage, and not too much leg, and she looks fabulous at every event.
Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress
We couldn't leave this gown aside even if it is a wedding dress. We haven't gotten over Meghan Markle's arrival at Windsor Castle, wearing an immaculately white, thoughtfully simple custom dress by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. The gown showed off Meghan's naturally beautiful figure and collarbones with a graceful neckline and allowed her lace-embroidered veil to flow behind her.
The famous French Design studio seems to be Meghan's favorite. Her look was teamed with Queen Mary's diamond bandeau crown and a 16ft veil highlighting intricately hand-embroidered petals.
Meghan Markle has become a controversial figure in the Royal Family. The pressures of royal life became too much for her, so she and Prince Harry ultimately chose to leave the UK. Some have noted that Meghan shares the same passionate individuality as Diana, even when it comes to fashion.
Here Meghan wore a gown created by designer Safiyaa while she was on a royal tour to Fiji. Out of respect for the country they are visiting, British royals typically pay tribute to the country through their fashion. This beautiful blue dress is very similar to the blue shade found in Fiji’s flag.
In 1951, British photographer Cecil Beaton captured this stunning photo of Princess Margaret for her birthday. Christian Dior designed the beautiful dress she is wearing.
The single-shoulder dress was timeless with its elegant cream hue and gold embellishments. Princess Margaret decided to accessorize the gown with a jeweled necklace and earrings. It must have been a special design for her if she chose to be photographed in it for her birthday.