Princess Diana was, undoubtedly, the fashion goddess of her time. Her sense of fashion was chic, effortless, and classic. Taking a look back at her wardrobe, we get a glimpse of her aesthetic sensibilities. In her times, Princess Diana’s wardrobe was most scrutinized. Unlike today where paparazzi follows every celebrity, the royal highness was one of the few people to be photographed everywhere she went.
Here’s a tour to the 10 classic looks of the gorgeous royal Princess that can give some of the runway models a run for their money –
1) The Wedding Attire
Valued at 9000 Euros back in 1981, Lady Diana Spencer’s lace wedding dress was complete with a 25-foot train of ivory silk taffeta. The puffed sleeves gown had a vintage appeal, and Lady Diana looked absolutely stunning in the gown. The gown was one of the most guarded secrets in the fashion industry until the day of the royal wedding. The elegant gown was designed by Elizabeth Emanuel. The gown is a reflection of the extravagance of eighties.
2) Maternity Fashion
Here you can see Princess Diana in a simple pink dress. She was 9 months pregnant yet making a fashion statement of her own with this comfortable and breezy attire. It’s a perfect dress for expecting women to feel and look fabulous.
3) Asymmetric Dress
The one-shoulder asymmetric dress with silver bugle beads by Hachi was worn by Princess at the James Bond premiere in 1983. She left all the celebs behind with this terrific cocktail dress, which can be considered stylish even today.
4) Sparkling Red Gown
The flowy glittering red evening gown donned by the gorgeous lady was specially created for her by one of her favourite designers, Bruce Oldfield. It’s a classic princess shape, frou-frou skirt with a cinched-in waist
5) Summer Midi-Dress
The summer silk midi-dress in polka dots reflects the casual side of her fashion aesthetics. She wore this for an official visit to New Zealand in 1983 and pulled it off with great panache
6) Subtle Bling
The gold lame pleated dress designed by Oldfield left the world spellbound. All those girls wearing metallic pleated skirts can take inspiration from her. She wore the stunning dress to a premiere of one of the James Bond’s movies in 1985. It was no less than an iconic moment.
7) Evening Gown
The ravishing midnight blue evening gown by Victor Edelstein was adorned by Diana for the White House State Dinner. The dress made headlines in 2013 when it was auctioned in London and bought by a man for £240000.
8) Cannes Red Carpet
The lilac dress was subtle and captivating at the same time. Designed by Catherine Walker, it was inspired by Grace Kelly. It was worn by the Princess for Cannes Red Carpet, and it instantly lit up the festival. In one of the latest auctions, it raised as much as $70000, which shows how valuable it is even today!
9) Floral Dress
The outfit by Catherine Walker is a reflection of the formal and fun side of her fashion sense. She wore the gorgeous dress at a concert in 1990.
10) Mini Dress
With this beautiful navy blue dress, it was the start of Diana’s mini-dress era. She wore this stunning number at a concert in 1991. With a hemline above her knee, it was the beginning of her wardrobe revamp giving a ditch to her restricting style guide.
These dresses show why Princess Diana was a fashion icon for many and is still an inspiration for millennial.
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