Introducing Claire Foy and her on-screen ego, Queen Elizabeth II.
Period drama The Crown has had us hooked since it first appeared on Netflix.
Set around the Windsor family, the intimate insight into the young monarch’s life delivers every emotion from shock to romance and back round again.
Claire Foy stars alongside Matt Smith who plays Prince Phillip in the series. A fictional portrayal of the Queen’s life from her wedding to present day, the programme offers interesting yet endearing vision of her majesty’s private affairs. Claire Foy’s characterisation of Queen Elizabeth II is as close as can be.
Her story may be enticing, but her wardrobe is enviable.
To live a life where dressing up as a princess is your daily attire, now wouldn’t that be lovely? When she’s not dolled to the nines Her Royal Highness prefers a more casual look, still delivered with exquisite elegance and grace, of course.
One of her signatures is the full skirt and fitted sweater, a style which is effortlessly achievable yet still fit for a queen. The volume of the skirt, particularly in the A-Line style, often makes it the central piece to the outfit. Pleated or strait, the skirt gives a sophisticated finish to a more relaxed presentation of the Queen in the series, normally fashioned in a warmer colour palette such as beige or rose.
Taking us back to the fashion trends of the past, the fitted sweater is perfectly suited to the royal’s petit frame and compliments her wonderfully. An antithesis of the boyfriend cardigan, fitted styles are becoming increasingly more popular this season and are a go-to top layer for any outfit. It is an essential for your winter wardrobe and will ensure you’re looking chic yet feeling warm in no time.
We may not be able to fully embrace all of the Queen’s elaborate costumes, but we can certainly embody her charming, more practical guises, and this is the way to begin.
Let’s steal her style in the most royal of fashions.
Clare Foy In “The Crown”: Steal Her Style
go to all lengths
wear it snug
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