Of Course, Princess Diana Has Inspired All of 2019's Top Party Trends

Countless exhibitions, a plethora of books, and many, many a Who What Wear UK article prove that the world has an infatuation with Princess Diana's iconic style. From the moment she stepped out into the royal spotlight right up to this very day, all of her looks have been put under the sartorial microscope, but we can't find fault with any. In fact, looking back, it's clear she was one of the most progressive dressers of her time (not to mention lineage).

While we're obsessed with just about every aspect of her wardrobe. Be it off-duty or fabulously fancy, it's Princess Diana's party outfits that truly set our fashion pulses racing. And seeing as the '80s influence on dressing this season is palpable, all of her ensembles still look the 2019 part.

Which is why, ahead of the festive season, we decided to archive our favourite Princess Diana party outfits in one place to serve as inspiration, and as a reminder of what a bonafide babe she was…

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana looks chic in spaghetti straps and sequins

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Style Notes: We'll be dreaming of sapphire sequins and spaghetti straps tonight. What a way to kick things off, Di.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Looking demure in a full-on Princess dress

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Style Notes: What's the use in being a princess if you can't dress like one? This icy white creation looks dream-like set against her skin tone.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Making a case for one-shoulder ruffles.

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Style Notes: As if the one-shoulder trend wasn't enough, Diana embraced '80s fashion in all its glory with a ruffled neckline to boot.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Red can be tricky to pull off, but Diana wears this dress with ease.

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Style Notes: Red can be a bold hue to pull off, but it's no match for Diana. See how she's pulled out the gold accent in her dress a coordinating clutch? Masterful.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Accessorising with a tiara and a wide metallic belt.

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Style Notes: We don't know what we're more impressed by—her glittering tiara or her wide metallic belt. Yes to the accessories.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Wearing a satin dress that wouldn't look out of place in 2018.

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Style Notes: Attending the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom premiere in a blue satin wrap dress. This look is so 2019, we'd gladly wear it to our office Christmas party.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Debunking the myth that blondes don't suit yellow.

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Style Notes: Diana debunks the myth that blondes don't suit yellow.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Looking glam in silver lamé

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Style Notes: Looking glam in silver lamé, we could swear we saw this exact dress on Matches last week. Diana was indeed a woman ahead of her time.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: When taffeta and velvet collide, this is the outcome.

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Style Notes: This drop pep-hem dress couldn't be more '80s if it tried—and that's precisely why we love it.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Wearing bows, satin and a diamond headband.

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Style Notes: The diamond headband is grossly overlooked in the world of bijoux.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Casting her ballgowns aside in favour of a satin two-piece.

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Style Notes: The plunging neckline, the bright satin fabric, the crystal closure… This fabulous two-piece has Alessandra Rich written all over it.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Dancing with John Travolta at the White House calls for something suitably swooshy.

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Style Notes: Dancing with John Travolta at the White House calls for something suitably swooshy—something we know all too well.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Looking impossibly chic in a white embellished gown.

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Style Notes: One of Diana's chicest looks to date, this embellished one-shoulder dress is a prime example of timeless style.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: The princess dares to wear a low-cut back

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Style Notes: This crushed velvet dress needs to be viewed from the back to be fully appreciated. Just look at that string of pearls. 

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana experiments with mis-matched accessories.

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Style Notes: This dress is nothing short of fabulous—as are the mismatched gloves.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Matching her bag to her dress like a pro.

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Style Notes: Diana proves that matching your bag to your dress is far from passé. 

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana opts for a nautical style dress in her favourite hue.

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Style Notes: No '80s style album would be complete without a nautical-themed dress, but Diana's is easily the most impressive we've seen.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Proving royals needn't adhere to the nude tights rule.

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Style Notes: Proving royals needn't adhere to the nude tights rule, Diana receives top marks for her excellent use of colour hosiery. Also, must track down taffeta opera gloves.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: This dress wouldn't look out of place on the Oscar de la Renta runway. Divine.

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Style Notes: This dress wouldn't look out of place on the Oscar de la Renta runway. Divine.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Swapping her floor-sweepers for a lace suit.

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Style Notes: Proving she wears suits just as well as dresses in an elegant, ivory lace two-piece.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana looks gorgeous in teal sequins.

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Style Notes: Back at it again in floor-length sequins, Diana kept coming back to the trumpet dress silhouette—easily the most flattering style for her figure.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Finding her silhouette stride with trumpet-cut dresses,

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Style Notes: See? We told you trumpet silhouettes look beautiful on her.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: the epitome of regal in an embellished gown and diamond choker.

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Style Notes: Easily one of her strongest party looks, Diana never looks more stylish than when she wears cream embellishment.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: The gold buttons give this could-be Emilia Wickstead dress a jaunty feel.

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Style Notes: The gold buttons give this could-be Emilia Wickstead dress a jaunty feel.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Proof that little black dresses are anything but boring.

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Style Notes: This would arguably become Diana's most iconic look of all time. Designed by Christina Stambolian, the dress was created for Diana three years before it received this outing in 1994. It's been said Diana was concerned it would be too daring. However, it would mark a new age in Diana's illustrious style history.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana showcases her shoulders in a sexy halter neck mini dress

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Style Notes: One-shoulder, off-the-shoulder, halter… Diana knew the power of a sexy neckline.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Matching her dress, shoes and bag with expert precision.

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Style Notes: Proof that little black dresses are anything but boring. Wearing a dress, shoes and bag in the same hue is the simplest way to make it look like you've spent hours working out to wear when, in actual fact, it only took two minutes.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: It pays to change-up your colour palette.

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Style Notes: We rarely saw Diana wear purple, but this look proves it pays to change up your colour palette.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana turns heads in a lace-trimmed slip dress.

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Style Notes: That's right—Princess Diana was wearing slip dresses before anyone else. We bow down.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Diana looks incredible in her chic checked suit.

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Style Notes: Giving good suit in this double-breasted checked style. Simply switch the top-handle bag for a beaded pouch bag.

Princess Diana Party Outfits: Striking the perfect balance of sophisticated and sexy in a beaded mini dress,

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Style Notes: Continuing her penchant for embellished minidresses, Diana knows that sometimes less is more when it comes to accessories.

Style Notes: Wearing a beautifully bejewelled minidress, matching accessories and diamonds… Princess Diana's party outfits don't get better than this.