Diana, Princess of Wales, was the world’s princess and still has a special place in our hearts today. She was known for her many wonderful attributes — courage, humility, kindness, and more — and her legacy still lives on! Today, we’re going to focus on her iconic style and show her some appreciation for being the blueprint of modern fashion. She never shied away from texture, color, patterns, and statement jewelry and wore everything with confidence and effortless elegance.
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As I was going through her looks, I was delighted to see how many of them are approachable and relatable for everyday wear. If you want even more inspiration, you can check out a whole slideshow of her best looks HERE. Now onto this article’s style steal, which will be a mix of everyday chic and royalty chic!
The Iconic Sweetheart Black Dress
To say Princess Diana stunned in this dress would be an understatement. Our jaws dropped when we laid eyes on this iconic LBD look and it’s perfect from head to toe. She lets the silhouette of the dress shine by keeping it simple with the jewelry (we love that choker!), tights, and classic black pumps. The essence of this look is the cut of the dress — so whether you want to opt for a casual or formal look, it’s all about the silhouette.
Princess Diana is no stranger to colorful two-piece sets and padded blazers. To recreate her business chic looks, opt for tailored pieces with sharp lapels, oversized fits and padded shoulders, and pair with high-waisted bottoms. Many of her blazers feature statement buttons, so be sure to keep your jewelry classic and minimal.
Statement Skirts And Tasteful Tops
One of her beautiful contemporary looks is this black sleeveless halter neck top and pleated skirt combination. She keeps the top sleek and simple and wows in a vibrant red pleated skirt matched with slingback black pumps. The high neck of the sleeveless top is tasteful and modern, and the classic silhouette is being reimagined today through crafted knits and silky fabrics. Opt for a vibrant, full skirt like Princess Diana, paired with pumps, sandals, or even flats, for a show stopping outfit.
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Square Neck Dress
Princess Diana can be seen rocking shift/sheath dresses on many occasions. Designed with a square neck and high waistline, you have yourself a gorgeous (and comfortable) mini number! This silhouette and shade of sky blue has been a popular trend last summer and it’s still going strong this year. This style is a warm weather favorite and can be dressed up or down. Take notes from Princess Diana and opt for wide straps or bunny straps for a stylish update.
What stands out about Princess Diana’s style is how versatile she is! Her wardrobe consists of every color of the rainbow, including fun patterns and textures. Diana’s dress set in a pretty lavender shade (pictured right) hits so many of the current trends this year. She also rocks the wide pilgrim collar, gingham, houndstooth, stripes, and more. Don’t shy away from layering and be sure to have a few pair of trusted denim bottoms to pair with your patterns and textures, just like Diana!
Which one of Princess Diana’s looks is your favorite? Who is your style icon? Share with us below!
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