6 Princess Diana Denim Outfit Formulas That Look Cooler Than Ever

If you were to visit an exhibition celebrating Princess Diana's fashion legacy, most of the attention would be placed on her Dior handbags, her little black "revenge dress" and the other gowns she wore for those headline-making moments. Though a pair of simple, relaxed jeans would rarely be featured in a retrospective exhibition of the fashion icon, how she wore denim is not just a source of style inspiration—it's significant too. She ushered in a more-relaxed take on royal dressing (straight-leg jeans paired with sportswear was key to the relatable Princess Di's wardrobe). In fact, many of her off-duty outfits remain timeless and look just as good today as they did in 1997. Keep scrolling to see and shop her six denim looks that remain relevant today.

Princess Diana jeans: Blazer and blue jeans

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1. Boxy Blazer + Baseball Cap

Princess Diana jeans: Blazer, brown boots, baseball cap and slogan jumper

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Style Notes: This Princess Diana outfit is very Balenciaga circa 2017, and we love how her straight-leg blue jeans look with her sweatshirt, boxy blazer and slogan hat.

2. White Jeans + White Roll-Neck

Princess Diana jeans: white jeans and matching jumper

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Style Notes: This Diana look is very "I have a Kensington postcode," as the ecru roll-neck tucked into matching jeans is a timeless (and expensive-looking) outfit.

3. Lemon Dungarees + Vintage Floral Shirt

Princess Diana jeans: yellow dungarees and floral shirt

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Style Notes: This is one of Diana's most experimental denim looks, as she wore faded lemon dungarees over a pastel floral shirt.

4. White Sweatshirt + Straight-Leg Jeans

Princess Diana jeans: White jumper and jeans

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Style Notes: Diana's jeans remind us of M.i.h Jeans' much-loved Cult jeans, and she's making us want to wear them with a simple white sweatshirt.

5. White Shirt + Relaxed Jeans

Princess Diana jeans: White shirt and jeans

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Style Notes: In August 1997, Princess Diana visited Bosnia to raise awareness about landmines with a three-day visit. On the trip, she wore one of her most relaxed, but memorable, outfits: a white shirt, blue jeans and Tod's loafers. She arrived on the trip in a similar elegant denim look, wearing black jeans with a pink Ralph Lauren shirt.

6. Leather + Black Denim

Princess Diana jeans: Leather jacket and black jeans

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Style Notes: For her day on the log flumes at Thorpe Park, Diana wore slightly faded black jeans with brown suede Chelsea boots and a black leather puffer jacket.