An underrated fashion icon (Picture: Getty /Metro.co.uk)

Queen Elizabeth II is many things – a mother and grandmother, a lover of corgis, a symbol of Britain – but today, in honour of the Platinum Jubilee, we’re celebrating a lesser-discussed role: that of a style icon.

From floral tea dresses to highlighter-bright twinsets, the Queen has long been donning timeless pieces that continue to influence modern fashion, often in subtle ways you might not realise.

That trend for lilac you’re seeing everywhere in 2022? Take a gander at all the times the Queen wore that particular shade.

The blue gown she wore to meet the Kennedys – try to tell us a celeb wouldn’t be hailed best-dressed for wearing the exact same one on the red carpet today.

Ahead, we recap some of her best ever fashion looks through the years.

At Windsor, 1944

Try telling us the fashion girlies wouldn’t wear this exact dress today (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace, 1947

Check out the bow detailing (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace, 1947

A wrap-style neckline will always be in style (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Wedding day, 1947

Any bride would be proud to wear floral applique and a tiara on their big day (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Honeymoon, 1947

A very chic autumnal suit (Picture: Central Press/Getty Images)

Coronation, 1953

A gown designed by Norman Hartnell, with stunning detailing (Picture: Central Press/Getty Images)

At Badminton House, Gloucestershire, 1956

That coat! Want (Picture: Tidmarsh/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Meeting the Kennedys, 1961

Pure princess style (Picture: Bettmann Archive)

Malta, 1967

Another great coat moment (Picture: Harry Dempster/Daily Express/Getty Images)

Sydney, 1970

The Queen’s 1970 tour was a series of brilliant sartorial moments, like this adorable yellow situation (Picture: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Zealand, 1970

It’s rare to see Queen Elizabeth in trousers, but we love this more casual look (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mexico, 1975

Look at that matching hat and dress combo (Picture: Serge Lemoine/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Zealand, 1977

Pretty in purple (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

New Zealand, 1977

This cape is a touch Holly Golightly, no? (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

New Zealand, 1977

Another fantastic hat (Picture: Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

In Morocco, 1980

Another glorious hat (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Quirinale Palace, Rome, 1980

Evening gloves like these are back in fashion, FYI (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Edward at Badminton Horse Trials, 1980

We love the classic combo of a coat and scarf (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Watching the polo, 1980

It’s not often you see vertical stripes (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Taking a photograph, 1980

A cracking cardi (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

At Sandringham with the corgis, 1980

Great colour, great sleeves (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Meeting Cliff Richard, 1980

When you’re meeting Cliff Richard, some sparkle is a must (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka, 1981

Another great tea dress (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Leaving St Mary’s after meeting baby Prince William, 1982

The perfect meeting-your-grandchild outfit, we say (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

30th anniversary walk, Sandringham, 1982

Love a bit of tweed (Picture: Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)

Braemar Highland Games, 1982

We know Diana gets a lot of attention, but check out the Queen’s sweet pink ensemble, too (Picture: Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Banquet in San Francisco, 1983

Ultimate 80s style – we adore (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Canada, 1984

One of the Queen’s early monochrome outfits (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Bahamas, 1985

White accessories add a regal touch to a sweet pussybow dress (Picture: John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)

Windsor, 1985

All the inspiration you need for a rainy day outfit (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Singapore, 1989

Fresh in florals (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

At the Derby, Epsom, Surrey, 1987

This is a rather bold print for the Queen, isn’t it? (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

London, 1990

So bright! (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Trooping the Colour, London, 1991

A demure gingham combo (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

At the VJ 50th anniversary parade, London, 1995

We would 100% wear this dress today (perhaps without the hat) (Picture:Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

South Africa, 1995

Now that’s what we call a conversation print (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

At the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 1998

An absolute dream of a daytime outfit, in our humble opinions (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

South Africa, 1999

It might be time to bring back the sash (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Westminster Abbey, London, 2000

The Queen was a big fan of structural headwear (Picture: Picture Library/Getty Images)

The Christmas broadcast, 2001

Sometimes a simple outfit in just one bold colour works perfectly (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2002

It’s giving… dots (Picture: Julian Parker/UK Press/Getty Images)

The Royal Windsor Horse Show, 2002

The padded gilet! The glasses! The print on the scarf! (Picture: Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Opening of Parliament, 2002

A vision in white (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Windsor, 2002

Yet another great casual scarf moment (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Braemar Highland Gathering, 2002

More purple, more hats (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

London, 2003

Now that is one jazzy hat (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, 2003

What a fantastic coat (Picture: Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Sandringham, 2003

We’ll never get tired of the Queen’s monochrome looks, and this mint green one is great (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Royal opening of Scottish Parliament, 2004

Bright fuchsia and royal purple? Sure, why not (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Windsor, 2005

Queen of layering (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Queen’s Cup Final polo match, 2005

Note the matching lippy (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Bristol, 2005

The hat, coat, and gloves scream old-school elegance (Picture: Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)

Richmond, Virginia, 2007

Coral and lilac is a great combo – who knew until the Queen showed us? (Picture: Matthew Cavanaugh/ AFP via Getty Images)

Egham, 2008

Purple, tweed, and a hat? Peak Queen fashion (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

London, 2009

A masterclass in neutrals (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace, 2009

The Queen in green should always be seen (Picture: Johnny Green/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Ladies Day at Ascot, 2011

Watermelon vibes (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Braemar, Scotland, 2012

There’s a reason purple is considered a royal colour (Picture: Indigo/Getty Images)

Royal Variety Performance, London, 2012

Glitz and glam (Picture: Indigo/WireImage)

Berlin, 2015

The embellishment on this dress coat is just wonderful (Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Windsor, 2016

For her 90th birthday, the Queen went for green with white accessories (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Trooping the Colour, 2016

Showing her love of super-bright shades (Picture: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Meghan and Harry’s wedding, 2018

We’re huge fans of this colour combination (Picture: Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)

Widnes, 2018

And another smashing green outfit (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

London Fashion Week, 2018

What does one wear to their first LFW? A tweed set, of course (Picture: Yui Mok – Pool/Getty Images)

Salisbury, 2020

Pink and black always looks chic (Picture: Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meeting Joe Biden at Windsor Castle, 2021

A great pink print (Picture: Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Windsor, 2021

The shoulder detailing on that coat is v cool (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meeting Scott Morrison at Windsor Castle, 2021

This yellow and blue dress is just plain cute, let’s be real (Picture: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace, 2021

A zingy pop of orange (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Commonwealth Games Federation / Birmingham 2022 )

Windsor Castle, 2021

A cardigan AND a gilet? You’re spoiling us (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Ascot Champions Day, 2021

Whoever said you shouldn’t wear black and blue together was wrong (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Westminster Abbey, 2022

A classic forest green look, done well (Picture: Richard Pohle – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary Of Halcyon Days, 2022

Fab in florals (Picture: Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Royal Windsor Horse Show, 2022

We’re not saying this is a look that you’d see at a Gucci show, but we’re also not *not* saying that (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Trooping the Colour, 2022

The white detailing and occasion cane really add to this powder blue look (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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