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Zara Tindall’s style evolution is proof that this royal knows fashion

An unsung fashion hero.
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Zara Tindall is known for a lot of things – an accomplished equestrian, prominent royal family member and mum to three adorable children.

But what doesn’t necessarily jump to one’s mind when Zara Tindall crops up in casual conversation is the fact that she’s a low-key fashion icon.

Of course, you can’t really be surprised considering her cousin in-law is none other than Princess Catherine, who often takes centre stage when it comes to royals dictating the next seasonal trends.

That’s why it’s all the more glorious when Zara does get a minute to shine in the fashion stakes.

The 41-year-old has certainly paved her own path despite being born into a family dictated by protocol, with her life constantly under a magnifying glass.

Yes, much like her mother Princess Anne, Zara is her own force to be reckoned with when it comes to pushing the boundaries – in all aspects of the phrase.

From becoming an Olympian, to marrying star rugby player Mike Tindall, Zara is not shy of doing her own thing.

And it looks like the trait goes right back to her fashion sense.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Zara’s stylist Laura Green elaborated on her client’s no-nonsense approach.

“There really is something very special about Zara, which sets her apart – she’s a natural beauty,” Green commented. “She’s very confident in her style.”

We can’t say we’re surprised – going by some of the royal’s key looks in years gone by, it’s easy to see that she’s never been afraid to go bold, brave and, frankly speaking, pave her own fashion-forward path.

So with that, we decided to celebrate her style journey in pictures. Keep scrolling as we look back at this royally rouge bandit’s array of looks – from the stand-out statements to the quiet wins.

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If a pinstripe skirt suit and roll neck jumper doesn’t scream early Noughties, we don’t know what does. Zara was the epitome of a fashion moment in time in this 2001 Easter Sunday ensemble.

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In 2003, Zara literally glowed in this unique long-sleeved gown with a flared hem while attending a cruise ship launch.

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Zara and rugby player Mike Tindall hit it off immediately back in the day. The’re pictured here in 2004 during a charity dinner with none other than Gordon Ramsay.

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Later that year, she pushed style boundaries once again in this western-inspired ensemble for Christmas Day.

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Attending the wedding of brother Peter and Autumn Phillips, Zara was a vision in pastel green and florals aplenty.

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Never underestimate the power of a fringe. Zara’s tousled bangs in 2009 were enough to spark a hair movement in its own right – like the Rachel Green, shall we call this one The Zara?

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And she’s always rocked the chop like no other. We’re big fans of this peak 2000s baker boy hat and fluffy fringed coat.

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If you didn’t wear some variation of satin in 2009, were you really living? Zara upped the ante for the Melbourne Cup that year with a standout headpiece to boot.

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The only thing more glamorous than a royal wedding is a pre royal wedding dinner. The husband and wife to-be showed up in their gladrags on the eve of their nuptials in 2011.

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Seriously, this bride knew how to dress. She rocked the one-shoulder trend of the time like a certified pro.

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And she backed up the glamorous display with her best yet – this heavenly Stewart Parvin wedding dress.

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Attending the land Down Under calls for a pop of colour. Zara and Mike upped the fashion stakes at the Gold Coast’s 2020 Magic Millions Raceday in January 2020.

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For the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, Zara opted for this hounds-tooth creation complete with deep mulberry accessories. Nailed it!

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She and Mike are still ever the glamour couple. Zara’s blue coat worn to the same festival is giving us all kinds of winter fashion vibes.

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Zara has really embraced the colour pink in this stunning ensemble worn for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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Zara’s appearance at the 2022 Royal Ascot proves that the daughter of Princess Anne knows her stuff when it comes to hats.

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Whilst Zara doesn’t look impressed, we are impressed by this two piece suit that the royal has accessorised with a perfect purple hat.

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Easter 2023 saw Zara step out in another striking pink outfit, but the real standout here is the perfectly matched accessories that really work to compliment the pink dress.

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