What a wonderful, wonderful, thread. Thanks! Every time I see pictures of Diana I'm again amazed at her poise, her natural elegance, her radiant presence. I don't think, and in the eighties didn't think, that she was that stylish: I often thought her outfits were a bit matronly or old fashioned for the twenty-something she was during the height of her popularity. But amazingly, always wore the clothes, they never wore her. In short, it may or may not be fair to compare Diana with the current crop of 'commoners-turned-bona-fide-princesses', but somehow they don't share Diana's unique karma, it has to be said. I certainly do appreciate the current crown princesses for their own unique personalities, but can't help think when I see pictures like in this thread, that "they sure don't make them like this anymore". just my 2 cents..:)
I enjoyed looking at all the hats,there are some wonderful hats but also a few awful one's.
You are quite right. A few awful ones, but mostly elegant and stylish. She had poise and an elan that no one else seems to have. She wore the hats, they never wore her or looked like something from outer space with a million feathers. She never seemed to wear a hat that was gigantic and too big for her. I think she developed a great instinct for what looked well and what didn't and she didn't wear outlandish hats.
I agree. If she were alive today I like to think she still would be wearing elegant hats, and not the sideways-plate-on-your-head look, etc. November 5, 1981 at the Lord Mayor's luncheon in London's Guildhall, the day her first pregnancy was announced.