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I Just Want to Dress Like Elizabeth and Margaret From ‘The Crown’

Forget Kate Middleton — vintage royal style is where it’s at.

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Princess Margaret from "The Crown" seated, staring off-camera Photo: Netflix

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When Kate Middleton (sorry, the Duchess of Cambridge) swept into our lives and took over our closets, her signature style was heavy on colorful sheath dresses and nude pumps. Her blouses were floaty, her evening gowns slinky, and pants, though a rare appearance, were skinny.

But now we’ve got more royal inspiration in our lives, thanks to Netflix’s “The Crown,” which has served up all new — or rather, quite old — style inspiration since it dropped in November.

The young Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, and the style of the era is visible in every scene of the ten-episode season. While the past five decades have seen the queen embrace wholly uncool dress-and-overcoat sets, in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, she and her sister Princess Margaret were impeccably stylish and on point. The cropped trousers, the buttoned-up blouses, the high-waisted pants — those were the looks of the moment.

They also happen to be what I want to wear right now. Specifically...

Queen Elizabeth from "The Crown" walking in Africa Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

These loose high-waisted pants.

Get your own: Genuine People Wool Wide Leg Pants ($245)

Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

These skinny pants and Chelsea boots.

Get your own: Uniqlo Heattech High Rise Leggings Pants ($29.90) and L’Intervalle Teesha Nubock Boots ($168)

Captain Peter Townsend and Princess Margaret talking outside in "The Crown" Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

This tailored jacket.

Get your own: J.Crew Rhodes Blazer ($199)

Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth chatting on a bench in "The Crown" Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

These statement coats.

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Queen Elizabeth getting dressed in front of mirror in "The Crown" Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

These high-waisted pants.

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Princess Margaret from "The Crown" seated, staring off-camera Photo: Netflix

These cropped pants.

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Queen Elizabeth from "The Crown" on a boat Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

This sleeveless blouse.

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Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

These ankle pants.

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Photo: Alex Bailey/Netflix

Oh, and this safari shirt.

Get your own: Orvis Bush Shirt in British Tan ($98)

Photo: Netflix


Get your own: Oscar de la Renta Floral Wrap Robe ($68) and Pajama Set ($76)