20 of Queen Elizabeth's Most Cheerful Outfits

20 of Queen Elizabeth's Most Cheerful Outfits
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She may have a bit of a reputation for being intimidating (or dismissive or curt or, OK, downright scary), but Queen Elizabeth's wardrobe certainly begs to differ. While some might presume the queen would be partial to dark-colored suits that convey a no-nonsense, no-laughing-in-church demeanor, her iconic suits are, in fact, just the opposite. 

And somehow, the juxtaposition between her uber-powerful persona and playful Easter egg dresses and coats just works.    

When it comes to shoes, Queen Elizabeth knows what she likes: Black, low block heels with gold detailing, thankyouverymuch. But while she may be all business on the bottom, she's definitely all party on top. 

Perhaps it's to convey a message of perpetual hope? Or maybe, over time, she's just learned the colors that look best on her? Whatever the reason, Queen E is rarely seen in dark colors. Boring blacks? No thanks. Humorless navys? Save them for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, please. The queen wants pinks. She wants yellows. And she wants powder blues. And if it doesn't come with a matching hat, don't even bother showing it to her.

Need a mood boost? Look no further than Queen Elizabeth's bright, happy, oh-so-cheery dresses. Hey, if it ain't broke. 

  • Dark & Light 

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    While the Duchess of Cambridge chose grays and blacks for a recent outing, the queen was all about baby pink. 

  • Orange Crush 

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    As if the super bright orange coat and hat weren't enough, look at that beautiful blue floral print dress underneath!

  • Pop of Color 

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    Yet again, Queen Elizabeth nails it with a bright-colored coatdress and hat, while William and Kate fade into the background. 

  • Out of the Blue 

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    The queen may do black gloves, shoes, and purse, but a black outfit? That would be a hard pass. 

  • Bright & Cheery 

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    At the 2013 Royal Ascot, Queen Elizabeth brought it in a bright purple coat and matching hat. Looking good!

  • Peach Perfect

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    Why is the queen smiling so hard? Could be because of the flowers. But most likely, it's because of her peach outfit.  

  • Bright Blue

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    There's no way Queen Elizabeth could possibly go unnoticed in this bright blue suit, and of course, matching hat. 

  • Royal Purple

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    In a sea of gray skies and black suits, there's Queen Elizabeth bright as can be in her purple outfit with a hat to match. 

  • All in the Details 

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    Even if the queen isn't going to go full-on bright with her outfit, it's a given that she'll, at the least, have some cheery details. 

  • Pink Pop 

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    She probably already knows it, but we're just going to go ahead and say it: Pink may be Queen Elizabeth's color. 

  • Black & Blue

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    Even when she has a little black detailing on her coat, it's still the brightest in the bunch. Make no mistake: The woman knows what she likes. 

  • No Missing Her

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    No matter where she goes or who she's with, Queen Elizabeth always is the boldest and the brightest in the room. 

  • Contrasting Blues

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    What does the queen do when she feels her blue isn't quite bright enough? Why, adds a pop of brighter blue, naturally. 

  • Yasss Kween

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    Really, it doesn't get much more cheery or spring-y than this shade of yellow. And to say it goes well with pink flowers is an understatement. 

  • Brightness All Around 

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    How happy is this look of Queen Elizabeth's? Not only is the dress peeking out a pretty pattern, that hat is just fun.  

  • Royally Chic

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    The queen looked as bright as ever at the 2018 Royal Ascot. Heck, she even threw on a pair of shades. 

  • Not-So Mellow Yellow 

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    In case anyone was looking for Queen Elizabeth at day one of 2018's Royal Ascot, they know where to find her. In the super bright coat.

  • Put the Lime in the Coconut

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    Not many people can get away with this lime green shade, but Queen Elizabeth manages to wear it well. 

  • The Perfect Blue 

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    This blue looks amazing on the queen. And talk about a super uplifting color. Good decision making, queenie. 

  • No Shrinking Violet

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    This is an intense ultraviolet, and Queen Elizabeth is killing it in this color. Just like she does with all of her other bright and happy looks. 

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