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Why Wasn’t Princess Diana Considered An Icon Of Style Until 1991?

Date November 2, 2018 13:32

It’s been more than 20 years since the tragic accident took Lady Diana’s life, but she is still remembered as a person with a big heart who would always lend a helping hand. She was the first of the British royal family members to be closer to people. Do you remember that famous gesture, when Lady Diana extended her hand to everyone who wanted to touch the princess?

She was generous, kind, and able to empathize. Lady Di was as an undisputed icon of style, and thousands of women of that time dreamed to be like her. However, not everyone remembers that the princess wasn’t always fashionable and stylish. And 1991 became a turning point in this regard.

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Diana Spencer moved to London at the age of 17 and settled in her mother’s apartment with three girl friends. By the end of the 70s and in the early 80s, wealthy young aristocrats would often wear midi-length skirts, shirts, and sweaters. It was a favorite combination of young Diana as well, while she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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After meeting Charles, Diana’s style began to change dramatically. She was surrounded by omnipresent paparazzi, and couldn’t dress like a schoolgirl anymore. She started wearing ruffled tops and didn’t spare hairspray so that not a single hair would get out.

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Diana’s wedding dress is considered a downright catastrophe. The bride-to-be expressed her desire to set a world record for the longest train. As a result, Diana in her dress resembled a giant marshmallow with a 25-foot train. But, credit where credit's due, the dress went down in history as one of the most famous.

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After the wedding, Diana's style got some romantic notes to it: floral dresses, large collars, low-heeled shoes, a look from under the eyebrows, and the same rough hair.

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The princess made a splash in 1991 when she appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. By that time, through trial and error, the young princess had worked out her own elegant style. Plain dresses subtly emphasized her sexuality, and a new haircut was a game changer. Diana finally deserved to be called a real icon of style.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When Diana’s relationship with Charles went to the dogs, the princess began to dress more provocatively. In 1994, after her husband personally admitted to having an affair, Diana arrived at a public event wearing a famous ‘revenge dress.’ But this is a whole different story...

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