A style icon. There’s a lot of reasons to admire Princess Diana, but one of them has to be her incredible sense of fashion.
The Princess of Wales knew how to turn heads no matter what she was doing. Whether she was hitting the gym in bike shorts and a crewneck sweatshirt or dancing with John Travolta at the White House in a now-iconic midnight blue gown, the royal was always creating buzz and setting trends.
On July 29, 1981, she married Prince Charles at the St Paul’s Cathedral in London wearing an ivory taffeta gown designed by Elizabeth Emanuel. The grand number was embroidered with sequins, lace and 10,000 pearls and was so full it barely fit in the coach. After all, the most memorable part of the ensemble was the dazzling 25-foot train.
As a royal, she continued her fashionable reign in wow-worthy outfits. For casual events she often opted for the super ‘80s style skirt suits, which were equal parts professional and stylish. When it came to the formal affairs, she always stunned in a beautiful evening gown. For instance, when attending a gala dinner at the National Gallery in 1985, she sparkled in a crystal-beaded Hachi look that was drop dead gorgeous.
However, our favorite of her looks has to be the little black Christina Stambolian number — a.k.a. The Revenge Dress. The same day her husband revealed he was having an affair on national T.V., the people’s princess stepped out in a cocktail minidress with a pearl choker and the world knew exactly the message she was sending. All through fashion.
From her wedding dress to the little black revenge number, keep scrolling to see all of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks of all time.
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