Much has been made of the royal family and their sartorial choices recently, as Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have taken the spotlight over the past few years. But the queen has been making headlines for her mixed prints and color-blocking way before they were around.
Today, she is no less fashion-forward than she was during some of her earlier, less expected moments. Like, say, a statement coat at 9 years old or the many flower crowns she’s worn over the years.
Check out our favorite vintage photos of Queen Elizabeth II’s style, both then and now, below.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the date of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding. She was married to Prince Philip in 1947.