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Princess Diana | Source: Getty Images
Princess Diana | Source: Getty Images

6 Princess Diana Inspired Stylish Outfit Ideas Still Fashionable Today

Bettina Dizon
Jul 04, 2023
12:15 P.M.

Princess Diana set several fashion trends that are still being used today. From sporting attire to evening dresses, Diana is often remembered for her great sense of style and kind heart.

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Besides being the "People's Princess," Princess Diana was well-loved for her clothing style. She was among the trendiest royals when it came to fashion and continues to be a style icon today.

Most of Diana's outfits are still used as fashion inspirations today. Although not always the exact same, several similar clothes sold online resemble hers.

Princess Diana at Southwark Cathedral in London, England, on September 18, 1989. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana at Southwark Cathedral in London, England, on September 18, 1989. | Source: Getty Images

Cycling Shorts and a Sweatshirt

An iconic look Diana often sported was matching cycling shorts with a sweatshirt and pairing them with shin-high socks and sneakers. In November 1995, she spoke at Chelsea Harbour Club, London, wearing a Virgin Atlantic sweatshirt and bright orange shorts.

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Diana loved her sweatshirt, so much so that she wore it several times in public. Besides liking the top, she wore it several times in an attempt to devalue paparazzi shots of herself. The same Atlantic sweatshirt can be purchased through Etsy today.

Princess Diana at Chelsea Harbour Club, London in November, 1995. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana at Chelsea Harbour Club, London in November, 1995. | Source: Getty Images

Little Black Dress

Diana had several beautiful evening looks, but one that people remember was her little black dress at the Serpentine Gallery London in 1994. The outfit boasted off-shoulder sleeves with a chiffon train.

Although Diana liked colored clothing, she often enjoyed combinations of white and black suits, matching them with style and elegance.

The Christina Stambolian gown was dubbed her "revenge dress" as she wore it the same night Prince Charles admitted to having been unfaithful to her on national television.

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Princess Diana at the Serpentine Gallery, London, June 1994. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana at the Serpentine Gallery, London, June 1994. | Source: Getty Images

Sweater, Jeans, and a Blazer

An iconic 80s style was a white sweatshirt with a red balloon printed in front from the British Lung Foundation. Diana famously paired this top with jeans and a blazer while at the Guards Polo Club with her son, Prince William.

Interestingly, the same sweatshirt can still be bought online through the Asthma and Lung Organization's website in the United Kingdom.

Princess Diana and Prince William at Guards Polo Club. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana and Prince William at Guards Polo Club. | Source: Getty Images

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Black and White Suits

Although Diana liked colored clothing, she often enjoyed combinations of white and black suits, matching them with style and elegance. She wore the style to Melbourne, Australia, in 1985, Washington, DC, in 1985, and the Royal Ascot in 1986.

In 1989, Diana also wore a black and white plaid Catherine Walker suit, matched with a black hat, for a memorial service. Many of her colorless suits are similar to those sold at fashion house Zara today.

Princess Diana on November 5, 1985, in Melbourne, Australia. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana on November 5, 1985, in Melbourne, Australia. | Source: Getty Images

T-shirt, Jeans, and a Belt

Wearing high-rise jeans with a belt has been a fashionable trend in recent years. Some decades ago, Diana sported the same style precisely as she roamed the streets of London.

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She would sometimes be spotted pairing a loose T-shirt with high-waist denim jeans and a thick belt. Her iconic style continues to be worn across generations.

Princess Diana and Prince William at Wetherby School. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana and Prince William at Wetherby School. | Source: Getty Images

Bright Red Ski Outfit

Besides her casual and formal outfits, Diana also made waves in the fashion industry for her winter looks. Among her most remembered clothing was a bright red puffer jacket, paired with a black turtleneck and black pants, while on a skiing holiday in Austria.

Shots of the Princess' holiday in 1994 serve as fashion inspirations today. Diana took the vacation with her sons, Princes William and Harry.

Princess Diana in in Lech, Austria. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana in in Lech, Austria. | Source: Getty Images

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William and Harry have since married women with a great fashion sense. In particular, Kate Middleton has been compared to Diana several times, not only for her clothing but for breaking protocol.

As a royal icon with many fans, Kate has been criticized for her actions and sense of style. Previously, she faced critics who called her dress old and like a matron's. However, there were also some who liked her clothing.

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