Queen Elizabeth II Fashion Icon

Like many of us, the Queen used fashion to express her true personality. She used her attire as an avenue of self-expression in addition to reflecting the current state of the monarchy. Neutrals were not a common hue found in her closet. Instead, vibrant clothing was pieced together to make a bold outfit that also paid homage to other members of the Royal Family. If you’re going to take fashion advice from anyone, take it from the Queen! Find out how to thrift unique clothing and shop at the best thrift stores in Omaha.

Fashion matters

Queen Elizabeth II not only was a very public figure but a fashion icon as well. Her majesty inspired and set fashion trends for the entirety of her reign. By incorporating different colors and accessories the Queen was able to use clothing as a symbol during her rule. Her Majesty once said, “If I wore beige, no one would know who I was.” She not only dressed for herself, but for the role she had to fulfill. 

Iconic looks

Wedding gown

Like many post-war brides in the 1950s, the Queen's wedding dress was purchased with ration coupons. This didn’t make her dress any less iconic though. The design of her dress wasn't approved until three months before the wedding, and the anticipation for the dress was so high that the windows to the designer's workspace had to be covered to keep it hidden. Her dress was designed by Normal Hartnell, a royal couturier. The dress took seven weeks to make and was inspired by Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “Primavera” painting. The Queen, then Princess, wore a gown made from silk satin that was encrusted with 10,000 seed pearls and embroidered with star lilies and orange blossoms.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration 2022

The Queen celebrated 70 years of her reign over the United Kingdom at her Platinum Jubilee. Not only is that a big celebration, but it means a fashion statement is about to be made. The Queen celebrated he long reign while wearing a pastel blue shift dress that was decorated with lace floral detailing.

Best thrift stores in Omaha

If being a fashion icon is your goal, take some tips from the Queen’s wardrobe and accomplish her looks by shopping secondhand at the best thrift stores in Omaha. ​​Shop our Thrift World locations around the Omaha Metro, Council Bluffs, Carroll and Kansas City! Can’t make it to a thrift store near you? Do your thrift shopping online by shopping our inventory! 

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