All The Truth About Princess Diana's Iconic ‘Revenge Dress’

Date July 26, 2018 10:37

What does a woman usually do when she finds out her husband is cheating on her? Does she cry all the time and stay away from the public eyes until the rumors calm down? Maybe, some women behave like this but not Princess Diana.

Find out the intriguing story behind Diana’s iconic ‘revenge dress,’ which she wore on the night Prince Charles admitted his infidelity.


Iconic ‘revenge dress’

Sometimes, a marriage just fails to succeed. Well, it happens. But when you are a member of the royal family (especially, a woman), you need to get ready to be a center of overall attention after a split.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles officially divorced in 1996; however, the couple actually separated 4 years earlier.



The next day after Charles confessed he had been unfaithful to his wife on a primetime television interview, Diana stepped out in public wearing… let’s just say, a dress that was pretty unusual for the women of the royal family.

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The princess wore a daring black silk off-the-shoulder gown designed by Christina Stambolian when she went to an annual fundraising event at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

The iconic dress was later proclaimed as ‘revenge dress.’ Diana accessorized her look with a sexy pearl choker, which made her outfit even more eye-catching.

Diana’s former stylist Anna Harvey said:

She wanted to look like a million dollars. And she did!

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Here is how a classic ‘revenge dress’ was born.

You can have the same dress too!

Since Diana’s fabulous debut as a single woman wearing her spectacular outfit, the copies of the iconic ‘revenge dress’ can be seen in numerous exhibitions.

Its identical copy stars at Blenheim Palace. The iconic dress was also presented at the opening of Newbridge’s Museum of Style Icons as a part of an exhibition Diana: A Fashion Legacy marking the 20th anniversary of her death.


After her divorce with Prince Charles, Diana lost her royal status but got something more valuable instead. She became a fashion icon and a role model of a strong and powerful woman for several generations. Her legacy is still alive and will keep living for many long years.

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