No messing with the Queen, sweetie. She is England’s Monarch who has spent a good 89 years of her life in London (wish she could spend some in India too so that we could imitate her style) in absolute royalty!
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Well there is no questioning her knack of fashion collectibles – pearls, perfumes, handbags, shoes, hats, crowns and this one is a blue-bloodied rainy adventure – umbrellas.
Queen Elizabeth II has a large collection of umbrellas that focuses on every colour of the rainbow. Wow, that’s a nice way to face the rain but why such a huge wardrobe of umbrellas? Weather the storm in a Queen-sly way, we suppose.
The Majesty is quite choosy about her umbrellas, the finish, the colour contrast and other things. The one she virtually drools over is a clear dome Birdcage version made by Fulton.
But is that all expected of her? No, there is something more. The Queen loves to match the trim of the umbrella to her hat and attire. What a wonderful way to bring about the colour matching of the umbrella with clothes and accessories.
The gallery of Queen Elizabeth’s colourful umbrellas is so impressive to the eye, it’s nothing short of a fashion statement (oops… proclamation of royalty).
And the colour chosen of the umbrella not only suits the Queen, but the occasion as well so that it ensures she gets easily seen and admired.
As you can see, umbrellas are making a fashion comeback and it is perfectly demonstrated in the choice of umbrellas of Queen Elizabeth II.
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A Closer look at Her Majesty’s Umbrella
Saw how the Queen treats herself to an elegant variety of umbrellas which she tastefully colour-matches with her outfits in order to protect herself from the rain?
Whenever she steps out in public particularly during rainy weather, Queen Elizabeth II takes along her most favoured umbrella.
The absolutely clear and transparent dome canopy gives sufficient coverage for the head and shoulders so that the onlookers can recognize the holder of the umbrella, and vice versa.
The umbrella’s rugged 0.1mm PVC canopy dispels water and resists tearing. The fiberglass ribs of the umbrella are strong and flexible to withstand gusty breezes that happen with the winds.
Owing to the in-built patented mechanism, the umbrella’s runner glides up and down its sturdy, tubular pole with little effort. This provides easy opening and closing. With regal black trim and crook handle, this imported piece measures 37″ L x 2 3/4″ W x 2 3/4″ D (1 1/4 lbs).
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Queen Elizabeth and Her Wardrobe Functioning
This one, we can’t call it a wardrobe malfunction. Whenever her Majesty is travelling by car and just in case she is sitting down for a longer period of time, her coat or jacket should not for a moment crease. It has to look comfortable and methodical on her, and must fall appropriately as she steps down from a vehicle.
The same formula is applicable to the Queen’s evening wear. There shouldn’t be too much of fabric as that would make her managing her royal dress difficult. Also heavy beading is avoided as that can raise the level of discomfort.
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When it comes to Queen Elizabeth’s daywear, it is so designed that it stops just below the knee. On the other hand, a cocktail dress is allowed to be just below or ballerina’s length.
Walking on stairs can be a tricky task for the Queen and problematic too especially in long, fitted dresses. To relax this point, the splits and pleats of her dresses are always fitted into designs so that her comfort goes top notch.
What about the length of the sleeves? Her Majesty prefers three-quarters of sleeves and not the ones that are too wide. Think of it. How can one have royal cuffs slipping in the soup?
Well, hope you enjoyed reading the Majesty and her majestic umbrellas. Drop in a message or two on your views. Till then, no copying her umbrella style!