With the new Princess Diana series on Netflix, people aren’t just remembering this exceptional woman for all she accomplished — her sense of style was pretty flawless as well. Diana was forward-thinking in both her policies and her fashions — many of her looks were beyond her time. Since her death more than 20 years ago, Princess Di’s fashion fame puts her high on the ranks alongside women like Audrey Hepburn, or even First Lady Jackie O.
Her looks were the ultimate blend of regal sophistication and glam. Most importantly, they were all timeless, and she knew she looked fabulous in them. Toady, people still try to emulate her style. Here are our favorite Diana details that made her the icon she is today.
1. Black Christina Stambolian dress
This is one of the most famous Princess Di looks. It’s after her divorce news broke, and she looks like she’s absolutely glowing. An off-the-shoulder black Christina Stambolian dress shows off a plunging neckline and a chic train from the hip, with an asymmetrical hem.
2. ‘Falcon’ dress by Catherine Walker
This breathtaking gown fit for a queen was worn as a diplomatically friendly choice in Saudi Arabia. The country’s emblem is the gold falcon, and she was paying homage to their culture. Is this where Michelle Obama got her style inspiration from during Barack’s time in office?
3. David Sassoon and Lorcan Mullany dress
On 22nd July 1991, Princess Diana wore this dress to Bellville Sassoon. We’re obsessed with the unique straps and gorgeous draping at the front of the dress. And she never misses details — check out the matching flats!
4. The velvet ‘John Travolta’ dress by Victor Edelstein
We’ve never met someone that could pull off velvet as well as Diana — in absolutely any silhouette. She wore this famous black dress when she danced with John Travolta at a White House gala dinner. It ended up selling at an auction for almost $350k.
5. A green velvet halter neck dress by Catherine Walker
It’s hard to make sequins look expensive and not trashy, but Di nailed it in this Catherine mermaid long-sleeved maxi gown with shoulder detailing and a matching clutch and shoes. Now that’s monochromatic styling done right! Formal wear inspiration for days.