Why did Queen Elizabeth-II only used to wear Bright colors?
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. The queen had created her own unique identity in the world. People used to call her a kind-hearted queen. The Queen was the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York who later became King George VI of England and Queen Elizabeth. Along with this, the Queen has been and will remain known for her fashion statements. Bright neon colorful outfits and designer hats made her stand out.
But do you know why the Queen used to choose bright colors while the royal people can not even apply dark bold colored nail paint. All the colors of the dresses in the Queen’s wardrobe were in neon and different bright tones. For decades, she carried these eye-catching shades like fuchsia, lemon green, yellow and royal blue.
What was Queen Elizabeth II’s strategy behind wearing such bright colors?
Actually, the reason behind this fashion statement of hers was her choice. Bright colors made the queen stand out from the crowd of thousands and she wore bright colors so that her followers could easily see her in the crowd, although before that she also chose light colors but after the 1970s she started to wear bright colors. According to royal expert Daisy McAndrew, she was of average height, so it was sometimes difficult to identify her in the crowd, so a few years ago she decided that she would choose brighter colors so that people could easily recognize her in the crowd. That’s why she chose bright colors during festive, public appearances. Along with this, The Queen had a famous motto that you have to be seen to be believed and this is what she applied to her iconic look.
Addressing the people regarding these questions she has said that she loves bright colors. She also said that it is just a personal choice… she likes the bright colour, matching hats and umbrellas.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, wife of the Queen’s younger son Prince Edward, said in the documentary: “It is natural for the Queen to be crowded wherever she goes, so there was a need to present herself in such a way that people in the crowd would be able to say that they saw the queen.”
In an interview to the New York Times, Caroline de Guitaut, curator of the Royal Collection Trust, also said that the Queen has always been aware that she has to stand out from the crowd, so the Queen’s wardrobe plays an important role in this.
What did Queen Elizabeth- II use to carry in her purse?
The Queen was well aware about how to accessorize herself. She was very concerned about her public image. According to the royal family writer Sally Bedell Smith, she had everything a regular woman would carry in her purse. Like mirrors, lipstick, mints and her reading glasses and sometimes even dog treats were included in her purse.
The Queen loved transparent umbrellas
The Queen’s senior dresser, Angela Kelly, has worked for the royal family since 1994. Kelly told during “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe” that the Queen had a good collection of matching dresses, hats and matching umbrellas. Whenever there was a possibility of rain in England, she was often seen carrying a transparent matching umbrella. Her purpose behind carrying a transparent umbrella was that the British public would be able to see him in the crowd.
Her stylish umbrellas were made by a UK umbrella brand, Fulton. Queen Elizabeth used to carry stylish handbags too, she had more than 200 stylish handbags which were sold in the UK. The based luxury brand belonged to Launer. During her Silver Jubilee in 1977, Queen Elizabeth wore a flowing pink dress with a matching jacket and hat.
During a visit to the Great Wall of China in the 1980s, the Queen was seen in a purple tailored skirt suit. In the early 1990s, on a state visit to the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, she chose bright green. An analysis by Vogue in 2012 revealed that the Queen wore blue the most that year, although McAndrew said earlier in the year that she believed pink and red were now royal.