Princess Diana’s style has been examined endlessly, and the obsession with her clothes shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, many of her iconic looks were reworked for
Off-White‘s S/S 18 collection, which is a tribute to Princess Di with models wearing her signature power shoulders, cycling shorts with blazers, pastel suits and sunglasses worn around their necks.
If you look at any Princess Diana style gallery or Instagram account (there are dozens, and yes, you should follow them all), you’ll spot many of today’s biggest trends again and again—from bright colour-blocking to heritage check blazers to gingham cropped trousers. The Vetements look might seem so modern, but we even found a picture of Diana in a boxy check blazer, sweatshirt and baseball cap that looks like it’s the work of Demna Gvasalia.
Style Notes: The shoulder pads, monochrome print and sunglasses worn on a strap during Off-White’s S/S 18 show couldn’t be more Princess Diana.
Style Notes: This red Marques Almeida coat from the brand’s S/S 2018 show is almost identical to one of Diana’s most memorable coats.
Style Notes: This Off-White look is the perfect reincarnation of Princess Diana’s style.
Style Notes: This off-the-shoulder buttoned black dress from Versace’s S/S 18 show is the reworking of another Princess Di signature.
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Style Notes: Red is the colour of the season, and Princess Diana was a big fan of a bold red coat.
Style Notes: Princess Di loved her white high-waisted jeans, which are set to be one of the key denim trends for spring.
Style Notes: Our earring obsession shows no sign of slowing down in 2018, and Princess Di was a fan of a novelty chandelier earring. Side note—pastels like this yellow are another key trend for spring.
Style Notes: Princess Diana loved dresses like this with statement buttons. Very Rejina Pyo, right?
Style Notes: Polka-dot dresses are everywhere right now. This was arguably Diana’s favourite print.
Style Notes: Tuxedo-style dresses are also having a moment right now. Gigi Hadid wore an off-the-shoulder dress reminiscent of one of Princess Diana’s in the Versace S/S 2018 show.
One of the key colour combinations for 2017 are pink and red. Princess Diana was a fan of this unlikely colour clash and wore this double-breasted colour-block Catherine Walker dress on her royal tour of Kuwait in 1989.
Heritage check blazers are everywhere this spring—from Isabel Marant to Zara. And although every street style star we can think of is wearing one now, this was one of Princess Diana’s key style signatures.
Princess Diana is often considered the poster girl of Sloane Ranger style, so it’s hardly surprising that she was a fan of this preppy print. Her picnic cloth cropped trousers are trending for spring, as gingham is one of the biggest trends on the high street.
A boxy, checked jacket with dramatic shoulder pads paired with a sweatshirt, baseball cap and high-waisted jeans sounds like the work of Demna Gvasalia from Vetements, but in fact, Princess Di sported this way before DHL T-shirts became a thing.
The ’80s revival has made white pumps one of the most buzzed-about fashion items of the year. Mansur Gavriel’s block-heel pumps are almost sold out everywhere, and these look like they have been lifted straight out of Diana’s own wardrobe.
High-waisted Levi’s and mom jeans that skim the ankle are one of the key denim styles this year, and they were one of Princess Diana’s key off-duty pieces. She usually paired hers with loafers, a belt, a heritage check jacket and a white shirt—an outfit combo you see in London every day.
Dior’s Lady Dior quilted handbag was Diana’s signature accessory—so much so that in 1996, the Parisian fashion house renamed it the Lady in her honour. But this wasn’t the only sophisticated handbag in her collection. Princess Di often favoured structured top-handle handbags much like the Gucci Sylvie bag and Miu Miu styles.
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