These Princess Diana Fashion Trends Will Never Get Old

Diana, Princess of Wales, shaped the sartorial tastes of a generation. Going from young unknown bride to arguably the most famous woman on the planet, Lady Di was quite the style setter, and her looks continue to inspire us today.

Her looks became the subject of countless news stories, and her preppy-chic look helped shape the hottest trends of the '80s and '90s. Long before social media, Princess Di was the original influencer. During her courtship with Prince Charles, she was pictured wearing a pair of Hunter wellies, which immediately led to a massive spike in sales. In the '80s, she kicked off the trend for pie-crust collars and pearls.

Her style might seem conservative to us now, but it back in the day, she used her wardrobe to flout royal convention. Diana famously decided to forgo gloves when greeting members of the public, and let's not forget the famous "revenge dress" she once wore. For her, fashion was a vehicle to connect with people and even make political statements.

To mark 21 years since Princess Diana's untimely death, we decided to explore the four key fashion trends that defined her aesthetic and miraculously still stand strong today. From her off-duty outfits that pre-figured athleisure to her kick-ass power suits (which feel so A/W 18), scroll down to see our favourite looks and fall in love all over again.