Just like any other woman on this planet, Princess Diana used fashion to reflect her state of mind and used it as a form of self-expression. Ever since her days as a royal bride to her days after she got divorced, her style reflected her confidence, mixed with things happening in her life.
Diana’s style evolution
Princess Diana wore ruffles, cardigans, and other more modest fashion styles during her early days as a member of the royal family. Even her engagement ring came from a catalog. Being part of the royal family didn’t corrupt her soul, and she stayed true to herself.
Diana’s wedding dress was iconic, and it set the tone for her fashion sense. After the wedding, we could see Diana wear conservative things, but she mixed it up in high fashion outfits. She had fun with color, tried new silhouettes, and even styled her crown jewels in unconventional ways.
Her fashion after the divorce
Diana knew that she can use fashion as a form of self-expression, so she started to dress in that way. The most notable look was her ‘’revenge dress.’’ After Prince Charles confessed that he had an affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, Princess Diana put on her low-cut little black dress made by Greek fashion designer Christina Stambolian that was sitting in her closet for three years, but Diana never got the courage to present it. This was the dress that marked a new stage in Diana’s fashion style. She was no longer connected to the royal family in such way, and she decided to give the media what they want, which were pictures of her, for something she wanted – attention on the charitable causes she worked with.
Princess Diana best fashion styles
From modest to bold, here is a list of Princess Diana’s outfits.
Diana’s engagement dress best represented her at the time. Even though she had some aristocratic blood in her, she wanted to be modest and normal. She got her engagement dress from a catalog, which shocked everybody because she could have got a custom dress made for her from any designer house in the world, as she is about to be engaged to the future king of England.
It was custom designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and made of ivory silk taffeta and antique lace. The gown had a 25-foot train and with big, poofy, 80s-style sleeves and a 153-yard tulle veil.
The night Prince Charles confessed to his affair, Princess Diana showed up for the Serpentine Gallery’s summer party. She wore her infamous ‘’revenge dress’’ which was a revealing little black dress by Christina Stambolian.
Princess Diana liked to experiment with her style, so one day she decided to borrow the emerald and diamond Crown Jewel from the queen, and she decided that she should wear a choker necklace as a necklace headband.
While on a trip to Hong Kong, Diana wore a bedazzled white Catherine Walker dress with a matching short-sleeved jacket which was beaded with sequin pearls. She wore it again to 1989 British Fashion Awards but later put it on auction for charity.
Victor Edelstein was the designer of this iconic dress, which Diana wore in 1985 while visiting the White House. It was called the ‘’Travolta dress’’ after a picture of her dancing with John Travolta emerged.
Source: Cheat Sheet