Queen Camilla’s signature style features elegant neckline but she’s rejected Queen Elizabeth’s closet go-to

Queen Camilla's signature style is beautifully elegant and it's something we've seen a lot of especially in recent years

Queen Camilla's signature style revealed. Seen here departing Barnardos Nursery
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Queen Camilla’s signature style features an elegant neckline but she’s also rejected Queen Elizabeth’s closet go-to.  

Whilst Kate Middleton’s dresses have become globally iconic, Queen Camilla’s signature style has been seen more than ever in recent years and her outfits are equally elegant. Though her dresses and tops often vary in terms of sleeve length and materials, from lighter weight fabrics to velvet, she favors a tunic-style neckline. 

It’s something we saw a lot of during the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This includes Queen Camilla’s pale blue striped dress that she wore at Trooping the Color when she watched the flypast from the Buckingham Palace balcony and traveled in the carriages.

Prince George, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the Trooping the Colour parade

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The senior royal has consistently favored timeless and chic designs for decades and since King Charles ascended to the throne, dresses with this neckline are regularly her go-to. For every engagement she undertook between January 27 and February 1, the Queen was pictured wearing dresses with this same chic neckline. 

Queen Camilla’s signature style was also a popular choice earlier on in 2023 too. Although it might not be immediately obvious worn under her statement camel coat for a visit to Greater Manchester on January 20 with His Majesty, it looks like she was wearing a dress with a similar tunic neckline here too. 

Queen Camilla wearing a tunic style dress at different occasions

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Admittedly, this isn’t the only classic design the Queen Consort ever wears at important engagements and royal occasions. However, it certainly seems to be one of her favorites and dresses and tops with this v-neckline have become more prominent as a wardrobe staple for her. 

Queen Camilla was most recently seen wearing a glamorous black velvet tunic dress on February 1 as she hosted a reception held to celebrate British East and South-East Asian communities. Earlier that same day she wore a forest green tunic dress at a reception for the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. 

Queen Camilla's signature style at two receptions on February 1

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The Queen has definitely developed her own signature style, but she has also rejected the late Queen Elizabeth’s closet go-to. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was rarely seen without one of her vibrant-colored hats except in more low-key moments at one of her royal residences. 

For public events and engagements she always wore a hat, usually one that perfectly coordinated with her outfit. In contrast, Queen Camilla is pictured wearing hats but not for daily engagements and just at big occasions like Christmas, church services and Royal Ascot. 

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to mark the completion of London's Crossrail project

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It seems for her, hats are not so much of an important part of her closet but are pulled out only for very formal events, perhaps in order to create a more modern edge to her outfits since hats aren't worn regularly so much anymore. Despite moving away from Queen Elizabeth’s favorite accessory, however, Queen Camilla’s signature style could be seen to emulate the same classic and elegant effect as that achieved by her late mother-in-law’s eye-catching wardrobe. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!