Princess Diana redefined royal fashion when she became the wife of Prince Charles. Known as ‘The People’s Princess’, her bold and unique style captivated the world, making her a fashion icon among the masses. Dresses got shorter, necklines became longer, shoulders were bared, and necklaces were no longer worn in the same way. Princess Diana’s inspirational style has paved the way for many more royals to take sartorial risks and make bold choices in fashion.
Today, the Princess would have turned 55. In her honor, we bring you some of her most iconic fashion looks. To begin with, here is the royal princess in her wedding dress, made of British-woven ivory silk taffeta and antique lace, featuring a 25-foot train.
The dress went on to become one of the most famous dresses of all time. But this was just the beginning. Her later style statements revolutionized the world of fashion. Here are some of Di’s best style statements:
The Perfect Bride
The princess donned white on many occasions other than her wedding day, and has looked just as radiant every time. Lady Diana in white is, as Chandler puts it, PERFECTION!
Pretty in Pink
Who said pink was for little girls? Lady Di wore multiple shades of pink on various occasions, right from her pregnancy days to official tours.
The Princess was known to make bold sartorial choices. Her above-the-knee off-shouldered dresses raised many eyebrows, but the Lady continued to slay in every outfit!
Made to Match
Matching suits were the Lady’s favorites. Occasionally matching her shoes to her suits, the Princess wore these suits to many formal events.
Collars and Cutthroats
Ruffled collars and bow ties were no longer a man’s thing. Lady Diana propagated the idea that fashion is for everyone. Her frilly, ruffled and cavalier collars drew attention from far and beyond.
Princess of the Pearls
Pearls were made for the Princess, and she carried them off like the Goddess she was. The Lady wore necklaces on various occasions, sometimes hanging loose, or as chokers, or sometimes with a gemstone.