How Princess Diana’s Fashion Standards Dramatically Changed Post Separation from Prince Charles

By Divya G

The split between Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1992 brought about a notable change in Diana’s wardrobe. Further, she did not cling to her royal etiquettes. She deliberately wore animal prints, spaghetti strap dresses, and many more. Diana evolved into a style icon after divorcing Prince Charles.

The Revenge Dress

Two years after announcing their divorce, Diana donned her revenge dress at the Vanity Fair party on June 29, 1994. She wore something that went past all the royal etiquettes. An off-the-shoulder short black dress that with a plunging neckline.

Press media termed Diana’s attire “The Revenge Dress” because Prince Charles confessed his adultery with Camilla later that evening.

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Casual Dressing

Royals usually don casual outfits for non-committal occasions like walking their dogs. But Princess Diana chose to dress otherwise. She donned more casual outfits during any outing since she had lesser royal outings to attend.

In 1995, when she left the Leaving Chelsea Harbour Club, she wore shorts with a Virgin Atlantic sweatshirt. She paired tennis shoes with socks, thereby sporting a carefree look. People enjoyed her fashion standards, mainly because of the less expensive clothes.

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Discarding Princess Frills

Diana, soon after divorcing Prince Charles, discarded her frills. She channeled her freedom of not being a royal anymore. Instead, she chose to wear bold-colored formal dresses with flattering silhouettes.

She abandoned the Chanel logo and Chanel shoes as well. She efficiently expressed her wild side by sporting interesting patterns with her iconic short hair. Diana ignored all the royal rules and chose to dress up in her unique way.