13 Sep THT-Fashion- Fit for a Queen
With the passing of Britian’s Queen Elizabeth this weekend, let’s take a look at her Royal fashion throughout the years.
The Queen who reigned for an admirable 70 years, certainly had a “uniform” that she preferred. Not really one to follow trends, she established an elegant and strong style ,to express to the world her importance as a leader,
In Elizabeth’s early years, she preferred wearing more tailored clothes, showing the waist and the style of England at the time of war.
Norman Hartnell designed her wedding dress, with pearl adornments, chiffon and silk. She did turn to him again for her Coronation dress.
Again, with her role as Queen of England, she preferred more polished or tailored looks, certainly not trendy. Her signature became the suit, color, adornments ( such as brooches) and of course her hats and gloves.
The Queen loved sparkle! She would often change up the hats and wear a sparkling Tiera, or jewels that were eye-catching.
Monochrome looks became noted and popular for the Queen as did bright colors. She would often sport bably blue suits, yellow or green head to toe, and this would even include her umbrella. Wonder what the Queen would have thought about “BarbieCore” the hot pink trend. I wrote about it HERE.
The Queen would often wear bright colors to be pragmatic. If you are in a huge crowd, you want to be seen! By wearing bright yellows she certainly could be seen!
If you are interested in reading about how rulers set their public image, you can read the book, by Phillip Mansel, called, “Dressed to Rule. ”
Red also was a symbol of power and reassurance, and the Queen would wear this color to meet with certain politicians. She was always found to wear British designers as well.
Connection to the Queen
I have collaborated with Cornelia James years ago, as they were the glovemaker for the Queen.
So, that has to mean something!
I wrote about and styled gloves- IN THIS POST
Cornelia James is the appointed Glovemakers to the Queen. On the Cornelia Jame’s website: ” Cornelia’s work brought her to the attention of Norman Hartnell; she started to work for him and made gloves for many of his grand clients. In 1947 Hartnell made a very special request and Cornelia was invited to make the “going-away” gloves for the then Princess Elizabeth after her marriage to Prince Philip. This was the start of a long and happy association with the Royal Household formalised in 1979 by the grant of a Royal Warrant as glove manufacturer ‘by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen”
Try my best Queen wave!
In Other News
I usually write about what is going on with my health and such in my Monday’s post, so I will do a short recap. Today was my first real session of Pelvic floor therapy. My Pelvic floor muscles on the left are hypertonic causing compression on the nerve. Besides doing manual work, I am doing breathing exercises each morning and evening, as well as stretching for the pudendal nerve. I have been on Gabapentin for 2 weeks so we will see in a few weeks what the maximum benefit is. I see the PT again on Wednesday, and will be attending 2 xs a week until the end of the year and then assess.
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What did you think of the Queen’s Fashion and certainly her accomplishments? I would love to hear from you!
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