We've long held a fascination with Princess Diana and her era-defining style, and with the most recent season of The Crown and the fashion world's newfound obsession with all things '80s, the wardrobe of this iconic royal feels more relevant than ever. There's one Diana-approved trend, in particular, that is incredibly popular in summer 2020: the pie-crust-collar blouse.
A mainstay of the '80s wardrobe, the ruffle-collar blouse graced many a Princess Di outfit, combining her Sloane Ranger chic with nods to trends of the day. Whether it was with pinstripe trousers or a midi skirt, the royal both demonstrated the versatility of the style and cemented its place in the fashion halls of fame.
With 2019's fascination with covered-up silhouettes, it's no surprise that the pie-crust collar is seeing a resurgence this year. Fashion folks have been styling theirs with high-waisted jeans and boots for an authentic throwback look. Also, Alexa Chung has long been a fan of the ruffle, and if that's not a reason to try it, then we don't know what is. Scroll down to see and shop our favourite ruffle-collar blouses.
Style Notes: There's something very 2020 about Diana's pie-crust collar and cardi. For a modern twist, try adding kick-flare jeans and heeled boots.
Style Notes: We're all about the preppy-collegiate vibes of this young Diana outfit. The bow-tie detail adds a whimsical touch to the otherwise serious ensemble.
Shop the best pie-crust-collar blouses: