Revisiting five of Princess Diana's iconic looks on her 60th birthday

Published 02 Jul, 2021 11:56am

Images Staff

She was famous for her fashion throughout her life as a princess, celebrity and philanthropist.

July 1 marked what would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday and in celebration of the legacy the people's princess left behind, we're remembering her iconic fashion and picking out some of our absolute favourites.

The princess was known for her impeccable taste in fashion ever since she became a member of the British royal family. Many of the outfits she wore on official state trips, charity events and concerts are considered timeless statement pieces that can look just as good in 2021 as they did back in the 80s and 90s.

Here are our top five outfit picks:

Behold, the pinstripe dress suit complete with matching hat

Photo: Good Housekeeping
Photo: Good Housekeeping

Designer: Catherine Walker

Diana wore this bold dress suit with a custom Kangol hat when she visited a naval base during the 1985 Royal Tour of Italy.

The iconic baby blue evening gown, truly fit for a princess

Photo: Good Housekeeping
Photo: Good Housekeeping

Designer: Catherine Walker

The princess wore this beautiful dress to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987, reportedly inspired by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief.

The cool green coat dress perfect for a pop of colour in the summer

Photo: Hello Magazine
Photo: Hello Magazine

Designer: Catherine Walker

It would be a travesty to overlook the outfits Diana wore during her visits to Pakistan during the 90s. She paired this dress with a delicate scarf during her visit to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore in 1991

This regal ensemble that would make for a heavenly wedding staple

Designer: Rizwan Beyg

It took Pakistani designer Rizwan Beyg a month to design this exclusively for Diana, which she wore at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital fundraising dinner in 1991.

This graceful button down shalwar kameez in a delicate shade of blue.

Photo: PopSugar
Photo: PopSugar

Designer: Catherine Walker

The designer's sherwani inspired shalwar kameez is the desi embodiment of the female power suit, perfect for formal and business wear. Diana wore this while visiting Lahore in 1996.

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