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Old 01-04-2011, 10:06 PM
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I'm puzzled by Diana being listed as an "unexpected" style icon. She's been at the top of the lists for 30 years now. Interesting article, though, gfg02. Thank you.


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Old 01-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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Well in all fairness some of the early fashion choices were questionable.

I don't believe Diana came into her own until 1986, and hit her stride in the 90's.
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There were some odd ones later on as well. But she certainly had a strong influence on fashion even from the beginning. The "Sloane Ranger" style of dressing became popular in North America because of her influence. I remember seeing knickerbockers when I went to college in 1981. Her style became much more sleek after 85 or so; we started seeing pencil skirts and so on then. I liked her day-wear in the 90s but not so much her evening wear during the 90s.

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Well in all fairness some of the early fashion choices were questionable.

I don't believe Diana came into her own until 1986, and hit her stride in the 90's.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:52 PM
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Are you serious?!

I loved her evening wear in the 90's. So many classics....so little time.
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I date Diana's metamorphosis from the time her marriage hit the rocks. I reckon she probably thought, 'OK, it's now time for me.' And the 'me' package she put together was outstandingly beautiful.

From about 1986 Diana seemed to emerge from the restrained, restricted, frilly, fluffy chrysalis that had enveloped from the time of her engagement, and she emerged a sleek, stunningly beautiful, adult.

Regardless of what I thought of her personality and her motivations and actions, Diana certainly knew how to market herself. She presented as an outstandingly beautiful woman. She knew what hair and makeup and clothing suited her, and she knew how to display herself. Some of the images from the late 80s and early 90s are quite amazing.
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Well in all fairness some of the early fashion choices were questionable.

I don't believe Diana came into her own until 1986, and hit her stride in the 90's.
For the era, the early fashion choices were not questionable. Everyone was dressing like that.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:53 PM
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Just because everyone does it doesn't make it right. It just means that there was more than one person looking crazy!

And I can speak of it since I was a teenager in the 80's and wore some fashions that I look back on and just grimace.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:25 PM
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Princess Diana's Most Memorable Fashion Moments

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Just because everyone does it doesn't make it right. It just means that there was more than one person looking crazy!

And I can speak of it since I was a teenager in the 80's and wore some fashions that I look back on and just grimace.
There is definetly a point in your life when you look back at the fashions you wore when you were younger and just shake your head. I'm 21 but I always look back at the clothes I wore pre 2007 and just shake my head. Baggy clothes was in and on its way out then and I remember hating the way I dressed but since everyone else was wearing those styles I did the same. But when i went to Italy in the summer of 07 I had no choice but to change.
I'm sure Diana took a look at her clothes and decided for a change.
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Oh I agree with you Sirhon :-)

I too have outfits that I wouldn't be caught dead in today

But what have always fascinated me with Diana, is the fact that she looked younger in her last year, than in her entire marriage.

I don't know about what it was/is like in Britain, but at least in Scandinavia, it seems that her suits had an impact on officewear. Business women could now dress feminin and conservatively at the same time without looking like men.
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Oh I agree with you Sirhon :-)

I too have outfits that I wouldn't be caught dead in today

But what have always fascinated me with Diana, is the fact that she looked younger in her last year, than in her entire marriage.

I don't know about what it was/is like in Britain, but at least in Scandinavia, it seems that her suits had an impact on officewear. Business women could now dress feminin and conservatively at the same time without looking like men.
I've been saying that for years especially with the Mario Testino shots she looked younger. There was a glow about her in 97 she looked timeless.

I think its amazing that she inspired trends in Scandinavia, which is also a fashion capital itself.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Flashback Friday: Diana's Transformation

A great article of the Princess of Wales' fashion sense.
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