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It has been said that “What Elizabeth Wore” each day was at least as much anticipated as the current “Catherine Middleton” fashion craze ever was.
It has been said that Princess Elizabeth was rather conservative when it came to clothing choices, and while she was decidedly fashionable and chic she was certainly not a show-off.
This one, made with Canada specially in mind, is now on loan in a Ottawa musuem during 2012.
One of two yellow “wattle” dresses which Elizabeth wore.
Shortly after their wedding the Prince and Princess took an official royal tour of Canada, where every detail of Elizabeth’s wardrobe was reported by the media.
Her hats were carefully planned by the commissioned designers so that “at all times her face could be seen by the public, and her headwear would not obstruct their view”.
However, all her shorter day dresses were carefully weighted at the hems so that she wouldn’t have to fear if a stiff breeze came along!
By the time Queen Elizabeth began her royal Commonwealth Tour in 1953, she had become known for a very regal fashion look – fitted bodices with beading and embroidery, enormously pouffed skirts, subtle colors, majestic silk fabrics, and a multitude of royal tiaras.
This former nanny also recalled that in her teenage years she started making much more of a fuss about her appearance whenever Phillip arrived for a banquet or dance, though it wasn’t until her twenty-first birthday that their engagement was officially announced.
Princess Elizabeth first saw Phillip when she was thirteen years of age, and was determined to marry only him ever since.
Cream duchesse satin was probably the most common material he used for her 1950s dresses, and the beading is what sets his designs apart. White silk is highly embellished with beads, embroidery, and emerald green velvet to reflect an all-over maple leaf design.
The Queen liked to incorporate local emblems for whichever country she was visiting, resulting in some very stunning outfits.
In the 1950s her evening gowns were always elaborately beaded and embroidered, but designed with a modest cut to befit a queen.