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The Queen's Gambit Fashion: How to Recreate Beth Harmon's Style

Here are some of Beth's most memorable outfits and how you can recreate them yourself.

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While it isn't common for chess to be linked to fashion or women, Netflix's The Queen's Gambit not only inspired chess enthusiasts but also stirred up an unanticipated frenzy for mid-century aesthetics. Beth Harmon, the lead character played by Anya Taylor-Joy, relived the best styles of the '60s and made us want to hop into a time machine.

The series, which has attracted over 62 million global viewers, traces the life of an orphaned chess prodigy in her quest to become a world champion. It takes place in the '60s, which is undeniably one of the most impactful eras that broke fashion traditions. From daring hemlines to perfect hair and makeup, Beth's fashion metamorphosis mirrored her life. From drab dresses at the orphanage to expensive-looking outfits, she went to her chess matches to beat each one of her opponents while looking unbelievably stunning.

Here are some of Beth's most memorable outfits and how you can recreate them yourself.

Monochromatic Ensemble

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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This head-to-toe ensemble Beth wore after becoming world champion is one of the highlights of the show. The coat, the beanie, the shoes—the monochromatic drama of it all was difficult to ignore and even harder to forget. Minimalism is essential, and Beth never failed to impress us. Here she went for an all-white look, but other times she wore all-black outfits.

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GUCCI Wool Coat

GUCCI Wool Coat, € 1,980

Roland Mouret Lacerta High-Rise Skinny Pants

Roland Mouret Lacerta High-Rise Skinny Pants, € 525

The Row White Leather Loafers

The Row White Leather Loafers, € 889

The Row Ayfer Cashmere Beanie

The Row Ayfer Cashmere Beanie, € 720

Peter Pan Collared Dresses

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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We all witnessed how Beth transformed from a dowdy orphan girl to a glamorous chess master. The fashion style shift was incredible, which began when she could finally afford to buy her own clothes. These dresses with peter pan collars caught our attention—the cute rounded collars looked perfect on the classic and sophisticated Harmon.

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Miu Miu Embroidered Silk Blouse

Miu Miu Embroidered Silk Blouse, € 890

REDValentino Silk Crêpe-de-chine Shirt

REDValentino Silk Crêpe-de-chine Shirt, € 375

Black and White Piece

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Queen's Gambit was riveting not only for the story but for the fashion. Mirroring Beth's favorite game, this black and white blouse was worn at least three times during the entire series—apparently her favorite.

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Gucci Wool Knit Minidress

Gucci Wool Knit Minidress, € 1,500

Miu Miu Silk Blouse

Miu Miu Silk Blouse, € 790

Gucci Sleeveless Silk Blouse

Gucci Sleeveless Silk Blouse, € 1,300

Turtleneck Sweaters

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We knew Beth would be a world champ, but she unexpectedly became a fashion icon, as well. These turtleneck sweaters will prep you for the winter ahead while maintaining a Beth Harmon-inspired style.

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Prada Cashmere and Silk Turtleneck Sweater

Prada Cashmere and Silk Turtleneck Sweater, € 600

Versace Safety Pin Miniskirt

Versace Safety Pin Miniskirt, € 450

Little Black Dress

The Queens Gambit
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This chess-player-turned-fashion-icon flashed a few more elegant pieces during the world tournament before wearing this little black dress for her final match with Borgov in Russia.

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Dorothee Schumacher Emotional Essence jersey dress

Dorothee Schumacher Emotional Essence jersey dress, € 430

Alexander McQueen Jersey minidress

Alexander McQueen Jersey minidress, € 1,590

Dolce & Gabbana Stretch-Wool Minidress

Dolce & Gabbana Stretch-Wool Minidress, € 1,150

Afternoon Tea Dresses

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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Beth dons these afternoon tea dresses during her meeting with Townes (whom she had a crush on) and during the tournament finale where she lost to Borgov.

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Alexander McQueen Stretch-Jersey Minidress

Alexander McQueen Stretch-Jersey Minidress, € 1,590

Dolce & Gabbana Brocade minidress

Dolce & Gabbana Brocade Minidress, € 1,650

White Minidress

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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Beth looks fragile yet chic in this white minidress she wore during her match with a 13-year old Soviet prodigy.

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Zimmerman Lovestruck linen mini dress

Zimmerman Lovestruck linen mini dress, € 750

Tie-Neck Dress

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While still a little hung-over during this match with Borgov in Paris, Beth managed to look good in this mint green tie-neck dress.

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REDValentino crêpe minidress
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REDValentino Crêpe Minidress, € 450

REDValentino crêpe minidress

REDValentino Crêpe Minidress, € 450

Headscarves

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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Scarves never go out of fashion. Some of the most eye-catching pieces in Beth's outfits were the headscarves. It's hardly a new trend, but this accessory definitely gives off a fun vibe.

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Dolce & Gabbana Printed silk scarf

Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk Scarf, 145

Alexander McQueen Printed silk scarf

Alexander McQueen Printed Silk Scarf, € 130

Coats

The Queens Gambit
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The Queens Gambit
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Along with the gorgeous dresses, Beth also wore dreamy coats in a palette of neutral hues. This one replicates the pattern of a chessboard.

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A.P.C. Suzanne wool-blend coat

A.P.C. Suzanne Wool-Blend Coat, € 490

Marc Jacobs Wool, cashmere and silk coat

Marc Jacobs Wool, Cashmere and Silk Coat, € 1,645

Ojima Wool-Blend Coat

Ojima Wool-Blend Coat (40% OFF! Was: € 580, Now: € 348)

Miniskirts

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She wore this skirt in a couple of scenes with Benny Watts, her U.S. co-champion. Beth re-wears a number of her clothes, but her tournament dresses are only shown once or twice.

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miniskirt

Fendi Wrap miniskirt, € 980

miniskirt

Givenchy Jersey Miniskirt, € 750

Bring out the Beth Harmon in you and shop for the trendiest 60s inspired pieces at MyTheresa.com!

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