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Exactly why Princess Diana’s style was so iconic

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We know her, we love her, we admire her, and she's just about the only royal we'll cover when it comes to the archaic and tired system that is the British monarchy. Princess Diana's style, immortalised on the Internet, is not to be ignored. And as for the person behind it, she was the real deal, this much we know for certain. Her simply faultless style is no exception to the fact.

Her image lives on through memories and images of the humanitarian work she supported so passionately, the misunderstood nature of the way she existed in the royal family, and the never-ending aggression if the press which ultimately killed her 23 years ago.

 

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With the revival and appreciation of 90's style in the past years, there is no one that did it as well as Lady Di, and Instagram won't argue with us when we reference the countless imagery that Gen-Z has conjured up in reference to 90's British fashion and the way Diana executed it so damn well.

 

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Marrying a unique balance between relaxed but elevated leisurewear and potentially the most well-worn suiting of all time, Lady Di's style sits in the kind of luxurious-but-paired-back realm that appeals to so many of us in 2020, especially those consistently re-posted shots of her running about in gym attire that the internet seems to love so much (us included) that they were lampooned as references for a Vogue Paris shoot with Hailey Beiber.

 

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Her ability to elevate jeans and a sweatshirt beyond the mundane was of the first we'd seen, and perhaps the way her attitude to dressing contrasted so heavily with the right and proper way of the royal family was what made it feel revolutionary. Nevertheless, we're here for the headbands, the oversized socks, and bike shorts - which will be forever synonymous with the queen that compels us to write about the British royal family in any capacity. Doing it for the sweater vest.

 

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