Princess Diana Is the Beach Icon We All Need

Aemilia Madden

Princess Diana and beach icon may seem to be two incongruous topics, but after I recently found myself poring over old photos of the British icon, I was taken with how relevant her beachwear feels today. High-waisted bikinis, oversize tees, and cool sunglasses are back, sported by of-the-moment trendsetters like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. But while trends are cyclical, there's just something so cool about seeing the vintage looks that inspired what we want to wear now.

Throughout the '90s, the royal served as both a style icon and inspiration to women around the world. And while it's been 20 years since her tragic passing, Diana's fashion legacy continues, both on the beach and off. So if you're looking for a fresh (but retro) source of beach inspiration, we'd suggest you take your cues from Diana's signature beach ensembles.

Read on to see Princess Diana's beach style and to shop pieces inspired by her looks!

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