March 22, 2017
Fashion icon: Princess Diana
Princess Diana captured the hearts of many as a loving mother, charitable volunteer and possibly one of the most stylish royals to date. Even now, twenty years after she tragically passed away, Diana’s fabulous fashion is being remembered through an exhibition at Kensington Palace
Eleri Lynn, curator of the exhibition, said:
“The exhibition showed how the princess was “growing in confidence throughout her life
To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite outfits and trends from delightfully stylish Diana:
It became so coveted that Diana auctioned it off along with a few other pieces from Christina’s collection in 1997. It managed to raise a fantastic six million pounds for AIDS and cancer charities.
We’re especially obsessed with the lightweight sash and thick diamond choker – a look that is still popular today.
Shoulder pads a-go-go
It’s the eighties. It’s gold and sparkly. What’s not to love?
With this dress, designer Bruce Oldfield fully embraced the trends of 1985. He incorporated trademark shoulder pads as a beautiful contrast to the delicate body.
On styling the princess, Bruce said:
“She was very involved… you’d have to be fast because she didn’t have much patience.”
Diana was known for experimenting with trends and styles, which is why we love her classic nineties floral print dress by Catherine Walker.
She wore this number to the Crocodile Dundee ll premiere. Plus we clocked her wearing that incredible choker again. A royal that recycles = perfect.
She may have once been named “Shy Di’”, but over the years Diana became more confident with her shape and style, embracing daring cuts and necklines.
We love the beading details on this v-neck sky blue cocktail dress – another creation from Catherine Walker.
Diana’s knack for looking fabulous while remaining totally true to herself was one of her best style qualities.
Heavily pregnant + oversized pink shirt = a disaster, surely? Not for Diana. The princess looks perfect, incorporating rolled-up sleeves with a simple, pretty watch for a casual outing.
In her 1981 engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon, the princess wore a pale pink Emanuel blouse.
The seemingly simplistic design paired with muted tones made her incredible 18-karat white gold ring stand out even more. (Not looking so bad yourself, Charles.)