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Queen of Little Rock, Arkansas: The Fashion and Legacy of Daisy Bates

Daisy Bates is an absolute legend of Little Rock, Arkansas. The mother of the Civil Rights movement in Arkansas, this Black Southern Belle has left a legacy that will be felt for generations to come. Explore the style and grace of the Queen of Little Rock, Daisy Bates, a true leader of the civil rights movement and Arkansas history

Queen of Little Rock, Arkansas: The Fashion and Legacy of Daisy Bates

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We love seeing her smile in this photograph with Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We love the classic style in this photo. Beautiful stripes and large jewel drop earrings for this stylish and powerful southern woman.

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This is a truly stunning classic look from the past.

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This image of Daisy Bates in front of Central High School is absolutely stunning and speaks so much history without any words.

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Here is a picture of the Little Rock Nine in the home of Daisy Bates. Explore more of her home here.

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We adore this beautiful textured hat with polka dot dress and statement necklace.

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Here we see Daisy Bates welcome the young women of the Little Rock Nine into her mid century modern home.

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We adore this beautifully tailored skirt suit with a cinched waist.

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We love this classic black dress and gloves paired with pearls.

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This floral cocktail dress and statement necklace is such a stunning and classic look.

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Nothing makes a little black dress better than a beautifully detailed neckline and over sized brooch. This look demands a presence and Daisy Bates surely had that and more.

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This cocktail dress with full skirt and immaculate sequins is a look for a queen and Daisy Bates was surely that.

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Every Black Southern Belle knows how to entertain and Daisy Bates was truly a southern hostess and we are honored to share this photo of her in her beautiful home.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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