THT-Fashion- Fit for a Queen - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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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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19 Comments
  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:46h, 17 September Reply

    It’s so sad with the Queen and her passing but she did have such a beautiful style. Always elegant! I hope that you are slowly feeling better with PT and sending you as always positive vibes and wishes for speedy recovery.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 13:56h, 15 September Reply

    Firstly, I hope you are feeling better! Secondly, I LOVED the Queen’s style! It was so fun, colorful and elegant. I got to see a lot of her outfits, including her Coronation dress, when I visited London a few years ago. It was completely magical! Thank you for sharing your gloves too – they are beautiful!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:29h, 15 September Reply

    I love all things Queen. She was always beautiful to the very day she died.

    I hope you are feeling better and your treatments are successful Jess.

    Peace!
    Cheryl

  • Lovely
    Posted at 23:05h, 14 September Reply

    The Queen undoubtedly had a unique sense of style. Love this tribute to her.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 20:54h, 14 September Reply

    I just adored the Queen! I never really thought about what she wore until recently and she really did have such an amazing fashion sense with lots of color.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Michelle
    Posted at 08:31h, 14 September Reply

    I love this recap of the Queen’s style. I’ve enjoyed her use of bright colors in her outfits. And given the shocking pink of your last example, I think she may have approved of Barbie-core! I’m so glad you are getting started with PT, Fingers crossed that it works more quickly than your last bout.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  • Gail
    Posted at 01:56h, 14 September Reply

    A lovely post Jess. I think it was only in recent years we realised the Queen was a style icon. I like to have matching gloves for all my coats, such an elegant look xx

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 23:07h, 13 September Reply

    I hope your PT went well and you are starting to feel less pain! I have been praying for you! That is neat you were able to do a collab with the glove maker a while back. The Queen had a fun sense of style. I loved her brightly colored outfits!

  • jodie
    Posted at 21:34h, 13 September Reply

    This was so fun to read. I always loved seeing the queen in colorful looks.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Mary
    Posted at 18:11h, 13 September Reply

    Great post Jess, and what a connection with the gloves! Hope the PT gets you on the road to recovery soon.
    Mary xxx.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 11:25h, 13 September Reply

    Aww I love this post!!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  • Di
    Posted at 10:54h, 13 September Reply

    Love your tribute to the queen outfit! Queen Elizabeth cultivated her own unique style that transcended trends with her bright monochrome outfits and her amazing hats! It truly had the effect of ensuring visibility and commanded attention. Hope you are well on your way to healing and feeling you best!

  • mireille
    Posted at 09:20h, 13 September Reply

    I’ve always admired the Queen’s style and I never thought about why the use of color: being seen in a crowd is a good reason!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Pamela
    Posted at 07:35h, 13 September Reply

    Thank you for honoring our Queen today. We are constantly touched by the esteem and love she generates the world over.
    Pamela
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

  • Jill
    Posted at 06:49h, 13 September Reply

    Queen Elizabeth definitely had a distinct monochrome style. I love learning the history behind fashion and want to read that book! I hope you’re feeling better soon and get some relief!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 06:29h, 13 September Reply

    Jess, this was a really fun post! I always loved that Queen Elizabeth II wore monochromatic bright colors and her big bold hats!

    I do hope that you get some pain relief soon, my friend.

    Shelbee

  • Anna
    Posted at 06:19h, 13 September Reply

    As a formal British colony, Australia has a long=lasting relationship with the Queen. She is part of our history and her face in on our current $5 bill. She dedicated all her life to serv her country and its people and will always be in our hearts. I love her choice of colours for her suits and hats.

    Like your outfit in tribute to Queen’s taste, Jess, very well done.. Hope the exercises will bring you the needed relief. I believe Pilates can be of great benefit too. Anna
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 04:41h, 13 September Reply

    Well those gloves are lovely – especially the pink pair! Boy, the Queen had an amazing life and wardrobe! Hope the PT really helps sweet friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:33h, 13 September Reply

    Queen Elizabeth did certainly have a style that set her apart. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be in charge of maintaining her wardrobe? And what a lovely surprise to see that the post I added to last week’s link-up was the most clicked. Continued wishes for your full recovery, Jess.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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