The Rainbow Queen

I’m not exactly the world’s most ardent monarchist, but there’s one aspect of the Royal Family I will always have a soft spot for.

The Queen’s outfits!

The Queen was working the block colour look many years before it appeared on the runway. And I’m pleased to announce that Vogue have finally acknowledged this, with a fantastic infographic on the back page of their May issue.

The Rainbow Queen in Vogue
Click for a huge royal close-up

My favourite bit is the line up of floral frocks to the bottom left, which looks a bit like the Queen is doing a robot dance.

I’m going to frame this and stick it on the wall to remind me to sew more with bright colours. If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it’s certainly good enough for me.

(p.s. – if you’re into Royal outfits, you have to check out The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, a mesmerising blog which covers in exhaustive detail every unnecessary ruffle, Euro-trashy hat, and bizarre ceremonial sash you could ever wish for)

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5 thoughts on “The Rainbow Queen

  1. snickety-boo July 18, 2013 / 10:57 AM

    The world would be a more colourful place if we all copied Her Majesty’s percentage of colour-wearing. AND a matching hat.

  2. Molly April 10, 2012 / 4:15 PM

    That’s really cool and she is incredibly consistent!

  3. Miriana April 10, 2012 / 11:46 AM

    I know it’s wrong (on a number of levels), but I’m very much enjoying browsing through the Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor.

    • yesilikethat April 10, 2012 / 12:03 PM

      Me too. At least it’s better than giving the Daily Mail more page views in the hunt for royal outfits.

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