The Ultimate Icon: Princess Diana's Best Looks
From her early pre-Windsor days to her glamorous makeovers—after her engagement to Prince Charles and again following their separation—Princess Diana was a style icon to women around the world. She had her favorite designers to guide her along the way, among them Bruce Oldfield, Victor Edelstein, Jacques Azagury, Catherine Walker, but her charm radiated to truly make her fashion royalty. Here, a few of our favorite iconic moments.
Diana reinvigorated the now 157-year-old brand when she wore these green Hunter Original Wellington Rain Boots ($140) with a fisherman sweater in her 1981 pre-wedding photos alongside a young Prince Charles.
Her wedding to Prince Charles was epic on every level, and her dress was no exception. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the ivory silk taffeta gown with antique lace had thousands of tiny pearls, puffed sleeves, and an attention-grabbing 25-foot train.
Polka-dot superfan Diana wore this loose green dotted frock when she brought Prince William home from the hospital. Kate Middleton wore a similar-hued Jenny Packham with polka dots—a sweet homage to the mother-in-law she never got a chance to meet—as well when she and Wills brought an infant Prince George home from the hospital early this year.