Princess Diana's 50 Best Style Moments Ever

The outfits that made her an icon.

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Innately tied to her memory is Princess Diana's fashion sense, which changed as she grew into her role as as a beloved public figure. Here, a look back at 50 of her chicest outfits.

<p>BBTB. (Bring Back the Bolero. Please sign my petition.)&nbsp;</p>
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1988

BBTB. (Bring Back the Bolero. Please sign my petition.)

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1989

Not what you expected, eh? That's what makes it so great and modern, as the celebrity-off-duty look in beta. Or alpha.

<p>Not an ad for Yves Saint Laurent, but very well could be.&nbsp;</p>
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3 of 51
1992

Not an ad for Yves Saint Laurent, but very well could be.

<p>Another wonderful evening option, this one with an off-the-shoulder neckline and yards of pink satin.&nbsp;</p>
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1987

Another wonderful evening option, this one with an off-the-shoulder neckline and yards of pink satin.

<p>But our very favorites might be the ones in simpler silhouettes, which she tended to favor later. </p>
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1988

But our very favorites might be the ones in simpler silhouettes, which she tended to favor later.

<p>Though velvet is never a bad idea. </p>
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1985

Though velvet is never a bad idea.

<p>See—more velvet. (Bruce Oldfield ain't bad either.)&nbsp;</p>
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7 of 51
1981

See—more velvet. (Bruce Oldfield ain't bad either.)

<p>Wowza.&nbsp;</p>
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8 of 51
1987

Wowza.

<p>How is this real?&nbsp;</p>
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1983

How is this real?

<p>Regal. Statuesque. </p>
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10 of 51
1991

Regal. Statuesque.

<p>Versus an interesting juxtaposition—even just in her sartorial choices, she grew so much in a few years.&nbsp;</p>
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11 of 51
1983

Versus an interesting juxtaposition—even just in her sartorial choices, she grew so much in a few years.

<p>The original end-of-the-night, into-the-car pap shot.&nbsp;</p>
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1981

The original end-of-the-night, into-the-car pap shot.

<p>Even in costume—at a Canadian barbecue, no less—she looked like a queen. </p>
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13 of 51
1983

Even in costume—at a Canadian barbecue, no less—she looked like a queen.

<p>The sheerness makes this feel really fresh.&nbsp;</p>
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1983

The sheerness makes this feel really fresh.

<p>BBTH. (Bring Back the Halter. Sign my other petition.)</p>
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15 of 51
1991

BBTH. (Bring Back the Halter. Sign my other petition.)

<p>So '80s, kind of frivolous, but still marvelous. </p>
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16 of 51
1986

So '80s, kind of frivolous, but still marvelous.

<p>Love a drop waist.&nbsp;</p>
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17 of 51
1986

Love a drop waist.

<p>It might not be your first guess, but red was definitely one of Princess Di's best colors. </p>
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18 of 51
1989

It might not be your first guess, but red was definitely one of Princess Di's best colors.

<p>If it isn't there already, this fire Christina Stambolian number&nbsp;will live in the "fashion" section of your brain forever. Phew.&nbsp;</p>
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19 of 51
1994

If it isn't there already, this fire Christina Stambolian number will live in the "fashion" section of your brain forever. Phew.

<p>Raise your hand if you're having an extremely rough time deciding whether&nbsp;'80s or '90s Diana is the best.&nbsp;</p>
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20 of 51
1995

Raise your hand if you're having an extremely rough time deciding whether '80s or '90s Diana is the best.

<p>This COLOR.&nbsp;</p>
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21 of 51
1985

This COLOR.

<p>Sequins by Catherine Walker.&nbsp;</p>
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22 of 51
1989

Sequins by Catherine Walker.

<p>Nice color, nicer accessorizing. </p>
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23 of 51
1983

Nice color, nicer accessorizing.

<p>I love this period in her style. Too chic. </p>
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24 of 51
1997

I love this period in her style. Too chic.

<p>Ideas in styling: Wearing a necklace as a headband and a massive bow on your shoulder.&nbsp;</p>
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25 of 51
1985

Ideas in styling: Wearing a necklace as a headband and a massive bow on your shoulder.

<p>Before it all began.&nbsp;</p>
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26 of 51
1981

Before it all began.

<p>Versus near the too-soon end.&nbsp;</p>
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27 of 51
1997

Versus near the too-soon end.

<p>Top 10, for sure.&nbsp;</p>
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28 of 51
1996

Top 10, for sure.

<p>And now, let us admire some headwear, starting with schooner of a hat.&nbsp;</p>
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29 of 51
1985

And now, let us admire some headwear, starting with schooner of a hat.

<p>And this jaunty, feathery chapeau. </p>
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30 of 51
1983

And this jaunty, feathery chapeau.

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