When thinking about the most influential fashion figures of all time, Princess Diana always comes to mind. The people’s Princess was a fashion icon way ahead of her time. Though her legacy extends far beyond fashion, Princess Diana is arguably the greatest fashion icon of the 20th century.
In honour of Lady Di’s birthday month, here are some of our favourite most iconic fashion outfits of all time.
The wedding dress
Without a doubt her most iconic look is of course her beautiful and dramatic wedding dress. It’s one of the most famous and recognisable wedding dresses of all time. A silk taffeta and lace wedding gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Known for its gigantic puff sleeves and almost 8 meter long train, making the moment she walked up the aisle a truly unforgettable fairytale moment.
White one shoulder dress
For their first trip to the US in 1985, the prince and princess appeared at a Gala in Washington wearing Japanese designer Hatchi. Wearing a white one sleeve design covered in an intricate Cristal beading. Simply pairing it with a metallic clutch and matching colour pointed heel. She was first seen wearing this dress to a film premiere of the film ‘Octopussy’ in London in June 1983. We love that the recycled her outfits!
Attending another royal film premier but this time to “A view to Kill”, wearing a British designer’s Lam gown by Bruce Oldfield. This stunning gown is about as quintessentially 80’s as you can get. With Wide shoulders, an iridescent pleated material and open back made this a bold look but the silhouette kept it fit for a princess.
The revenge dress
Princess Diana stunned in an off-the-shoulder Christina Stambolian dress famously known as “The Revenge Dress” because she wore it on the same day it was revealed that her husband, Prince Charles, was having an affair. The princess wore the dress to Serpentine Gallery in London in June 1994.
Pink and red
Princess Di stepped out in a pink and red shift dress by Catherine Walker with the accompanying hat on a tour of the Gulf States in 1989. Wearing a colour blocking blazer dress. Whether she wore pink, green, orange, purple, black — they somehow look even better when styled with something red (and yes, Diana wore it all).
The Members of the royal family are quite fond of their plaid, and Diana was no exception. The late princess favoured this red tartan suit by Caroline Charles which was the perfect pick for the 1981 Braemar Games in Scotland. She paired it with with a black Tam O’ shanter.
Keeping it casual
Not something that you’ll often see among the Royals, in 1988, Lady Di kept her outfit super casual with a crew neck, blazer and jeans. Pairing it with a cap and boots, ready for her day out on the sports field. Diana always managed to pull them off while still looking royal as ever.
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