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Princess Diana’s 60 most iconic looks on what would have been her 60th birthday

The Princess of Wales was a true style icon

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Princess Diana would have celebrated her 60th birthday today and we’re taking a look at her most iconic looks.

The Princess of Wales was a style icon in 80s and 90s right up until her tragic death in August 1997.

Princess Diana would have marked 60th birthday today

From her stunning wedding dress to the infamous little black number, here is Princess Diana‘s top 60 outfits.

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Firstly, Diana’s iconic wedding dress (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Diana looks a vision in her jaw-dropping wedding dress designed by David Emanuel and Elizabeth Emanuel. 1981

1. Firstly, the wedding dress

In July 1981, Diana married Prince Charles in a ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Meanwhile, her wedding dress was designed by husband and wife duo, David and Elizabeth Emanuel.

Read more: Princess Diana ‘told Prince William and Harry to promise to always be best friends’

In addition, the gown was an ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown, with a 25-foot train and a 153-yard tulle veil.

Keep reading to discover more of Diana’s stunning looks.

2. Pink dress outside Kensington Palace

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Secondly, all in pink! (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Pretty in pink dress outside Kensington Palace in 1984.

3. A Legally Blonde moment!

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Thirdly, a pink blazer look (Credit: Cover Images)

Strikingly sharp, Diana turned heads in her pink blazer in 1985.

4. The green blazer

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Diana in green (Credit: Cover Images)

Princess Diana continued to impress in yet another blazer as she visited British troops in West Berlin in 1985.

5. One-shoulder sequin gown

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Diana looked incredible in this one-shoulder glittery dress (Credit: Cover Images)

All glitz as glam as Diana stepped out in this off-the-shoulder, sparkly number in 1985.

6. The suit dress

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Diana often wore suits (Credit: Cover Images)

Understated elegance, Diana’s suit dress was subtly stunning as she listened to a speech by the then First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996.

7. A halterneck white dress

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A white lace number (Credit: Cover Images)

Diana attended a fashion show looking simply modelesque in 1996.

8. Red polka dot!

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Diana was a fan of polka dots (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Spotted in the crowed, Diana attended a Tea Ceremony during her Tour of Japan looking radiant in 1986.

9. Similarly, more polka dots!

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And again! (Credit: Photo by Steve Fenton/Shutterstock)

Along with blazers, dots appear to be another trend Diana was fond of as she stunned in a fitted polka dot white dress at Derby Horse Race in 1986.

10. Baby blue strapless number

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Diana often turned heads with her stunning outfits (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Diana looked like she stepped straight off of the silver screens in this strapless baby blue number which she wore to the Cannes Film Festival in 1987.

11. Dungarees – a more casual look

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Diana looked equally stunning in casual outfits (Credit: Photo by Brendan Beirne/Shutterstock)

Casually flawless with Ronald Ferguson at the Polo match in 1987.

12. Princess of the Ball

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A true princess (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Diana sizzled at the James Bond premiere in 1987.

13. A true princess in a blue gown

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The princess in blue (Credit: Photo by Peter Brooker/Shutterstock)

This racy-one-shoulder number gave the royal a sophisticated yet svelte knock-out look in 1988.

14. Tartan dress

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Diana was a fan of tartan (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Diana looked the part in traditional Scottish tartan dress worn to the Braemar Highland Games, Scotland, in 1989.

15. The iconic Elvis dress!

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The iconic Elvis dress (Credit: Photo by David Levenson/Shutterstock)

If anyone could pull off a dress fashioned after the King it’s the Princess. Designed by Catherine Walker, Diana wowed in this impressive 20,000 pearl-decorated dress in 1989.

16. Red number

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Princess Diana would have marked her 60th birthday today (Credit: Photo by Eddie Boldizsar/Shutterstock)

This sensational number was worn by the Princess to the When Harry Met Sally film premiere, London, in 1989.

17. Another suit

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How could one ever tire of Diana in a suit? This quirky, red and yellow number suits the royal to a T in 1990.

18. Black and white stripes

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Also a fan of stripes! (Credit: Photo by Brendan Beirne/Shutterstock)

Black and White Stripes Princess Diana looked striking in this striped number in 1993.

19. The ‘Revenge dress’

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This dress became iconic (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)

Christina Stambolian’s LBD is one of the Princess’ most memorable pieces, and marked one of her first outings post-divorce from Prince Charles. 1994

20. Sporty look

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We love Diana’s dressed down looks (Credit: Photo by News Group/Shutterstock)

Diana showing of the sportier side of her wardrobe as she leisured at the Chelsea Harbour Gym in 1994.

21. Purple gown

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A vision in purple (Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

This little Versace number is everything and more. The figure-hugging purple gown was worn to the Gala Ball at the Field Museum of Natural in 1996.

22. She rocked the ’90s look

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Laid back and relaxed, Diana rocked this classic 90’s trend effortlessly in 1997.

23. A vision in white

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Diana in the ’80s (Credit: Photo by Kip Rano/Shutterstock)

This delicately embroided floral ensemble was designed by Donald Campbell and was worn as the Prince and Princess embarked on their honeymoon in 1981.

24. Another black gown

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Diana during public engagements (Credit: Photo by Reginald Davis/Shutterstock)

Diana made a statement in this strapless black gown as she stepped out for her first public engagement with Prince Charles at the Royal Opera in 1981.

25. Diana during her engagements

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Diana dressed down for a Red Cross visit to an Orthopedic Hospital in Angola in 1997.

26. Cream and burgundy dress

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Sophistication meets style as the Princess went on a five day trip to America in 1985.

27. Vacation style

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A more relaxed side to Diana (Credit:

A burst of colour as the People’s Princess vacationed in the South of France in 1997.

28. Another black glittery number

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With its touch of sequin sparkle Diana looked breath-taking in her black halterneck in 1997.

29. Swimsuit style!

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A look with a bit of bite, Diana showed off her wild side in animal print swimsuit in 1997.

30. New mum dress

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Diana when she stepped out of the Lindo Wing (Credit:

Diana wore a darling spotted number by designer Catherine Walker as she showed off new baby Prince William in 1982.

31. One-shoulder blue dress

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Never afraid to show a bit of skin, Diana looked tasteful in this one-shoulder blue dress in 1996.

32. Another of Diana’s casual looks

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Diana always looked stylish (Credit:

The queen of casual, our Princess always looked fitting whether dressed up or down in 1997.

33. Another princess gown

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Beneath this beautiful soft pink, off-the-shoulder dress was a formidable woman.

34. Black dress and pearls

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Diana always did know how to rock a knee-length dress and this simple black pick dressed up with pearls and a thin, white belt is no exception.

35. Strapless gown

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The Princess stood out in sequin, strapless dress.

36. Diana loved a blazer

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Hats off the royal who looked amazing in yet another blazer sporting a red poppy.

37. Diana’s engagement outfit

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Diana in her engagement photos (Credit:

Diana’s stunning blue engagement outfit was only a taste of the iconic looks to come in 1981.

38. White and pink dress

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Trend-setter, this two-tone piece was ahead of its time.

39. Cream blazer suit

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Diana branded the ‘People’s Princess’ (Credit:

The People’s Princess was a picture of elegance as she meets Mother Theresa in 1997.

40. New mum red dress

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Diana outside Lindo Wing after the birth of Prince Harry (Credit:

Diana sported a confident red dress as she proudly presented second son Harry in 1984.

41. Lilac suit

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This lilac suit really is the perfect look. The two-piece ensemble encompasses a staple in the Princess’ wardrobe. The famed blazer in 1997.

42. Sparkly dress

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Looking wonderous as she attended the Alice in Wonderland Ballet performance in 1996.

43. Light blue glittery dress

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Blue glittery dress Diana dazzled in knee-length dress as she attended the Royal Albert Hall in 1997.

44. Another sparkly number

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White halterneck with sequins. If blazers were the Princess’ sophisticated staple piece, then a halterneck dress is surely a firm fixture in her dress-to-impress bag. In this plunge, white sparkle piece she looked unforgettable in 1997.

45. Another blazer look

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Diana loved a blazer look (Credit:

A twist on her usual skirt and blazer look, Diana looked chic in the two-piece, pinstripe trouser outfit in 1995.

46. Polo chic

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Diana wore a yellow suit look to the Polo match (Credit:

Just a smattering of polka dots adds the perfect pop of colour to Diana’s cream suit as she attended the Cartier Cup Polo Match with Prince Charles. 1987.

47. Blue stripes

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This gorgeous gown creates a stunning waterfall effect on Diana in 1989.

48. The red coat

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Bold and beautiful, Diana smiled after receiving flowers in captivating red coat in 1989.

49. Cream and black coat

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Diana adopted a simply chic look in 1989.

50. Meanwhile, more polka dots!

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Diana was a style icon in the ’80s (Credit:

Popping out in turquoise polka dots. The knee-length dress is simply gorgeous. 1989

51. Another tartan look

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Diana rocked the tartan look (Credit:

Diana took tartan to a whole new fashionable level.

52. Blue and white look

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The Princess was dressed to impress in this blue and white skirt suit.

53. Another black number

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If we’ve learnt anything so far from Diana it’s that you can’t go wrong with a little black dress. 1996

54. Red off the shoulder dress

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Diana always looked stunning in red (Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP /

Diana’s red off-the-shoulder dress was nothing short of sensational in 1990.

 55. Black ballgown

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Taking to the dance floor with John Travolta, we’re not sure who had Night fever more Diana or Travolta as she dazzled in this black dress in 1985.

56. Red suit

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Diana carried out royal engagements in red and white button suit in 1985.

57. And more tartan!

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Diana alongside her sons Prince Harry and Prince William (Credit:

The Princess proved mothers can still be fashionable as she cuddled Harry in 1984.

58. Light blue suit

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Another suit and guess what? When it comes to style, she nailed it.

59. Meanwhile, it’s another LBD!

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A black choker paired with a knee length black dress was the epitome of 90s fashion and no one wore it better than Diana.

60. Diana always stunned in blue

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A demurely styled Princess on Veterans Day. 1985

How will William and Harry mark Princess Diana’s birthday?

Meanwhile, on Thursday (July 1), Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry unveil a statue to honour what would have been her 60th birthday.

However, they will reportedly make separate speeches during the ceremony.

Read more: Princess Diana fans ‘heartbroken’ over how ‘her death could have been avoided’

Diana died on August 31, 1997, following a car crash in Paris. William and Harry were just 15 and 12 at the time.

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)