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Princess Diana always knew how to make a black dress look classy. Soon after Prince Charles confessed he’d been unfaithful to her in a 1994 interview, Princess Diana attended a Vanity Fair party in an off-the-shoulder little black dress, paired with black tights and a statement necklace. She looked so strikingly sexy that the outfit has gone down in history as her “revenge dress.” These are surprising facts you never knew about Princess Diana.

Bright patterns

Bright patterns
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Princess Diana wore this gorgeous floor length, pink silk gown in 1989 to a banquet in London. She paired it with a necklace, earrings, and a statement tiara.

Creative necklaces

Creative necklaces
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Who says a necklace has to rest on your collarbone? Diana found unique ways to wear her jewellery. In 1985, she wore an emerald choker of Queen Mary’s around her head as a headband on one occasion and let a pearl necklace fall backward between her shoulders to accentuate a backless dress at another.

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Colourful coat

Colourful coat
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On a royal tour of Whales in 1982, Princess Diana stepped out in this gorgeous wool coat and blue hat. You can see how her sapphire engagement ring stands out against the red of the coat.

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Flowy dress

Flowy dress
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After giving birth to Prince William, Princess Diana stepped out in a flowy polka dot dress. Kate Middleton left the hospital in a similar looking dress after giving birth to her first child.

Function and style

Function and style
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Crummy weather shouldn’t keep you from looking your best. In her pre-wedding photos with Prince Charles, Diana wore green Hunter rain boots. The brand has seen a surge in popularity again in recent years, probably because they’re classic, timeless and durable.

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Show a little shoulder (but just one)

Show a little shoulder (but just one)
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Diana gravitated toward one-shoulder gowns that showed a little skin while staying modest.

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Statement sleeves

Statement sleeves
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Princess Diana was the queen of statement sleeves – a popular ’80s trend that can be seen in some of her most iconic looks. The gravity-defying poufy sleeves can be seen on her wedding dress.

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Princess look

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Diana wasn’t afraid to look like a girly girl, fully embracing her “princess” title. “At the beginning, her look was very ‘fairytale princess.’ There were lots of bows and frills,” Kerry Taylor, whose auction house auctioned ten of Diana’s dresses in 2013, has said. “She was the embodiment of every little girl’s fantasy of what it meant to be a princess.”

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Bold patterns

Bold patterns
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Princess Diana didn’t shy away from bold outfits. She is seen here wearing a red and white polka dot patterned dress, a bright red blazer to match, and a white hat and red shoes.

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