Princess Diana’s Fashion Evolution, From Her Childhood To Her Death – In Pictures

The late Princess of Wales, more commonly known as Princess Diana, was a remarkable woman. Her charity work was recognized internationally — as were her poise and style.

Known for her love of fashion, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother — who tragically died ahead of her time at the age of 36 — wasn’t afraid to make a statement in bold prints, big sleeves, and bright colors.

Throughout the two decades she was in the spotlight, Diana donned a wonderful array of designs and pushed the boundaries in strapless, short dresses and plunging ensembles that today’s royals, such as the Duchess of Cambridge, would never dream of wearing — from that off-the-shoulder LBD by Greek designer Christina Stambolian worn in 1994 to a white Versace minidress worn to a charity concert in Italy a year later.

Her clothing was so coveted, in fact, that it’s been the center point of numerous fashion exhibitions, including one retrospective that’s currently being held at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s London residence, Kensington Palace.

Princess Diana may no longer be with us, but we hazard a guess that her style will reign on — and continue to inspire — for years to come.

See Princess Diana’s fashion evolution in pictures below:

Without further ado, we present her most memorable fashion moments.

At Park House, Sandringham, when Lady Diana Spencer was 2 years old. (Photo: PA)

A 7-year-old Diana photographed in London in 1968. (Photo: PA)

Lady Diana Spencer with Souffle, a Shetland pony, at her mother’s home in Scotland during the summer of 1974. (Photo: PA)

At the wedding of her sister, Lady Jane Spencer, in 1978. (Photo: PA)

 

After the announcement of her engagement in February 1981. (Photo: PA)

At her wedding in July 1981. (Photo: PA)

Wearing a polka dot maternity dress after giving birth to Prince William. (Photo: PA)

In Australia in 1983. (Photo: PA)

 

At the opening of the World University Games in Canada in July 1983. (Photo: PA)

In Canada in June 1983. (Photo: PA)

Arriving at Aberdeen Airport for the start of their holidays in Scotland in August 1986. (Photo: PA)

 

Wearing a fantastic monochrome outfit in the ’80s. (Photo: PA)

 

On the 50th anniversary of the Blitz Commemoration in October 1990. (Photo: PA)

 

At the Taj Mahal in February 1992. (Photo: PA)

At the Serpentine Gallery gala in May 1994. (Photo: PA)

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