Princess Diana Has Inspired Everything I've Ever Worn

August 17, 2018

Some have Instagram girls, others have the Net-a-Porter “New In” page, but I have Princess Diana. In a world flooded with visual inspiration and ever-changing messages about what’s in and what’s out, I always return to my fail-safe WWDW mantra: What would Diana wear?

My fascination with all things Diana style-related goes back as far as I can remember and can mostly be blamed on my mum’s love of Hello! magazine. Growing up in the mid-’90s, I always saw a stack of copies in the house, and—strange as it may have been for a little girl who wasn’t quite 10—I would happily spend hours leafing through the pages, studying this impossibly glamorous woman.

Diana wearing a white Versace dress to a concert in Italy, 1995.

At Guards Polo Club wearing a British Lung Foundation sweatshirt with jeans tucked into boots and an oversize blazer, 1998.

At the polo in Cirencester wearing a floral pencil skirt with red accessories and sweater, 1985.

In a tuxedo suit (designer unknown) for a charity concert appearance at The Royal Albert Hall, 1990.

Princess Diana wearing the famous “Revenge Dress” by Christina Stambolian, 1994.

The Prince and Princess of Wales at an official dinner in Nova Scotia, Canada, 1983.

Lady Diana Spencer (before she married Prince Charles) wearing a signature piecrust blouse, 1981.

In cycling shorts for a gym visit, 1998.

Princess Diana in jeans, a shirt, and loafers for a visit to Bosnia during her campaign for landmine awareness, 1997.

Princess Diana in a spotty blouse at the polo in Windsor, 1983.

Source: whowhatwear