Queen Elizabeth II Is the Ultimate Queen of IDGAF Style

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Elizabeth II isn't just the queen of England, the longest-reigning monarch in the United Kingdom. 

She's also the queen of IDGAF style.

Today, as the 89-year-old monarch officially accepts the honor of outpacing any of her predecessors, it's clearer than ever that she represents the ultimate in give-no-shits, stick-to-your-guns fashion. Queen Elizabeth II has officially been on the throne for 23,226 days, according to the BBC, and she's worn pretty much the same outfits all that time. 

When she was crowned at age 25 in 1953, bigger, feminine skirt styles were in vogue, along with the famed Chanel suit. So true to the time, the newly-crowned Elizabeth wore many below-the-knee dresses and swingy overcoats, along with low heels and fancy hats.

And she literally hasn't stopped doing so since.

Sure, some "trendy" touches have creeped their way in, such as pussy-bow collars in the 1970s or wide-brimmed hats in the 1980s. But Queen Elizabeth has clear preferences: She likes dresses rather than skirts (they require less adjusting); she prefers black shoes with everything; and her knees never show.

"Hemlines may have risen and fallen, but the queen's skirt and dress length has remained resolutely and strictly the same," the Wall Street Journal noted in 2012

For a role model on how to dress for you and only you, look no further than the queen of style.

When miniskirts and go-go boots were cool in the '60s, this is what the queen wore:

Queen Elizabeth II visits Ethiopia, February 1965
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Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visit Italy, May 1961
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Queen Elizabeth II inspects a British ship, August 1965
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Queen Elizabeth II visits the prime minister in the hospital, October 1963
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When bell-bottom jeans and suede fringe were trendy in the '70s, this is what the queen wore:

Queen Elizabeth II in Canada, October 1977
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Queen Elizabeth II and the duke of Edinburgh in Balmoral, 1974
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Queen Elizabeth II visiting the royal stables of Rye, June 1972
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Queen Elizabeth II and the duke of Edinburgh arrive in Yugoslavia, October 1972
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Queen Elizabeth II on official visit in France, May 1972
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When the 1980s brought power suits and Day-Glo leggings, this is what the queen wore:

Queen Elizabeth II on tour in Canada, October 1984
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Canada, 1984
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Balmoral Castle for her summer vacation in Scotland, August 1988
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Queen Elizabeth II visits Canada, 1984
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When grunge and plaid ruled the '90s, this is what the queen wore:

Queen Elizabeth II meets the Polish president, April 1991
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Queen Elizabeth II walks with French Culture Minister Jack Lang, June 1992
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Queen Elizabeth II meets Nelson Mandela, 1992
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Queen Elizabeth II visits France, June 1992
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In the 2000s, an era of skinny jeans and crop tops, the queen has remained strong.

Queen Elizabeth ll with Sir Paul McCartney and his then-wife, Heather Mills, July 2002
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Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Scots Guards at Windsor Castle, April 2002
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Queen Elizabeth II and her husband visit with the president of Singapore, October 2014
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Trooping the Colour, June 2015
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Never change, Queen Elizabeth. Never change. 

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Ellie Krupnick

Ellie is Mic's editorial director of lifestyle. A former style and fashion editor for The Huffington Post, her writing has also appeared in Women's Wear Daily, HarpersBazaar.com and the Twitter feeds of British royal fans everywhere.

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