For her special day, Queen Elizabeth's dress was designed by British fashion designer Norman Hartnell. It was made of white satin, embroidered in gold and silver thread with the emblems of the UK and the Commonwealth, and decorated with pearls.
While absolutely beautiful, the gown was, as it turns out, not very practical. In a rare interview with the BBC, the Queen recalled how the heavy dress made it a bit difficult to move forward, saying: "I remember one moment when I was going against the pile of the carpet and I couldn't move at all."
On her way back to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth wore the newly-made Purple Robe of Estate, which took a team of 12 seamstresses and 3,5000 hours to complete.