Princess Diana is, without doubt, one of the most definitive style icons of the last century. In celebration of what would have been her 57th birthday we’re reflecting on the royal’s most iconic looks.

We take a look at Diana’s most memorable and stylish outfits. Princess Diana was the original monarch who ruled the art of royal dressing. She seamlessly embraced Royal etiquette, all the while setting her own fashion rules, like not wearing gloves on official visits, starting this trainer trend and single-handedly making this Dior handbag one of the most coveted in the world.
Her sartorial influence was such that even Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle often pay tribute to her in subtle ways. Meghan Markle wore Diana’s ring on the evening of her wedding night, and just like Kate, she had Diana’s blue ribbon sewn in her wedding dress.

 

 

The Travolta Gown

Diana donned this midnight blue velvet gown when visiting the White House in 1985—and took a twirl around the dance floor with John Travolta during the event!

 

 

 

Polka Dots & Polo

Princess Diana presented a prize medal to Prince Charles’ polo manager in 1987 in a cheeky black-and-white polka dot dress.

 

 

The Elvis Dress

Princess Diana wore this white gown and jacket duo—dubbed “The Elvis Dress”—with a massive jeweled tiara while in Hong Kong in 1989.

 

 

 

Pink & Red Duo

We love this fashion-forward outfit. The bright number mixed red and pink in the best way when she was in the United Arab Emirates for her official tour in 1989.

 

 

 

Salute!

We love this crisp white-and-gold military-inspired suit Princess Diana rocked for her visit to Sandhurst Military Academy in 1987.

 

 

 

Little Black Dress

No one can do a LBD like Princess Diana, as she stunned the crowds in London in 1994.

 

 

Blushing at the Ballet

Princess Diana wore a sleek blush and ivory gown to the London Coliseum for a ballet performance in 1989, looking chic and downright fit.

 

 

 

Teal Waist-Cincher

Diana showed off her great figure with this light day look, complete with a waist-cinching teal belt, during a trip to Bangkok in 1988. Extra points for the trendy white sunglasses!

 

 

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