There's no denying the influence Princess Diana has had on royal style. Kate Middleton has been known to gain outfit inspiration from the people's princess, most recently donning a Diana-inspired ensemble to the 2019 Royal Ascot. Meghan Markle is reviving a major '90s jewelry trend thanks to Princess Diana. Even Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Di's niece, is no stranger to dressing exactly like her aunt.
But nowhere is Princess Diana's style legacy more apparent than on the red carpet. From the shoulder-baring little black dress she wore to the British premiere of Apollo 13 in 1995 to the iconic navy Dior slip dress she wore to the 1996 Met Gala, the red carpet dress trends she set have endured the test of time. Ahead, find out which dress trends royals have been wearing on the red carpet since 1985.
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Then: Princess Diana attended the 1985 premiere of Santa Claus in a long-sleeve navy dress with sheer lace and button detailing.