Queen Elizabeth II Is the Ultimate Queen of IDGAF Style

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  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visit Italy, May 1961  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II inspects a British ship, August 1965  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II visits the prime minister in the hospital, October 1963  Getty Images

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  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and the duke of Edinburgh in Balmoral, 1974  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II visiting the royal stables of Rye, June 1972  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and the duke of Edinburgh arrive in Yugoslavia, October 1972  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II on official visit in France, May 1972  Getty Images

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  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Canada, 1984  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Balmoral Castle for her summer vacation in Scotland, August 1988  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II visits Canada, 1984  Getty Images

When grunge and plaid ruled the '90s, this is what the queen wore:

Queen Elizabeth II meets the Polish president, April 1991  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II walks with French Culture Minister Jack Lang, June 1992  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II meets Nelson Mandela, 1992  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II visits France, June 1992  Getty Images

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  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Scots Guards at Windsor Castle, April 2002  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband visit with the president of Singapore, October 2014  Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II at the Trooping the Colour, June 2015  Getty Images

Never change, Queen Elizabeth. Never change.