Details always matter and it’s well-established that Princess Diana is a style icon. She is known for her admiration for puffy sleeves, chic skirts and coiffed hair. But believe it or not, some of her best style moments were the ones that no one paid attention to. The little tiny details that got lost in the sartorial shuffle are worth a second glance. Also it’s worth mentioning her blue eyeliner and her sentimental jewelry. Below you’ll see some Diana style moments that you never noticed before.
Her initial necklace
So, Carrie Bradshaw was not the first person who popularized name necklaces. In fact Diana was first seen with the simple initial necklace before marrying Prince Charles. After becoming a royal she tended to favor, ya know, diamonds. Although her “D” necklace appeared on her neck during a polo match in 1985.
Her penchant for colored stockings
She occasionally wore colored stockings matched to her outfit thanks to hand dying. This, a sartorial luxury taken advantage of to this day by Kate Middleton whose hats are designed to match her outfits.
Wearing two watches on one wrist
Before becoming a Princess, Diana’s fashion was just as cutting edge. Watch her wearing two watches on one wrist, but the story behind this fashion moment is actually very romantic. Dianna offered to wear Prince Charles’ watch for him while he was playing a Polo match.
She took her stocking game up a notch
She excelled at toeing the line between conservative and full-on fashion. Her seamed tights were a perfect example of this, she wore them on multiple occasions pairing them with a modest skirt.
Her sentimental charm bracelet
Princess Diana sentimentality seeped into her love for fashion especially when it came to jewelry. She was often spotted wearing this charm bracelet that had an “H” and “W” for Harry and William. She also wore an “X” to celebrate her 10-year anniversary to Prince Charles.
She made pinky rings happen
Just leave it to her to make pinky rings cool during the early years of her marriage. She wore the Cartier trinity rings and her family signet ring on her pinky finger. If by any chance you see Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner rocking the look, you know where they got it from. Cool?
She wore her necklace backwards
The only way we want to wear the pearl necklace from now on.
She wore mismatched gloves
Don’t dare tell her that her gloves are not the same color.
Her tribute to the queen
She often wore a brooch pinned to her dress during formal occasions. If you look close enough you will notice that there is an image of Queen Elizabeth. Family Order or Queen Elizabeth is the official name of this brooch and it’s bestowed on certain female members of the royal family. It is meant to be worn on the left shoulder. Just in case you are asking, Kate Middleton has not been given the honor as of yet. There are rumors that she could get it this year for her work on mental health.
Her awesome colored eyeliner
She is not just a fashion icon but a beauty icon as well. She would occasionally match her eyeliner to her outfit especially when she was wearing blue.
Her black sheep sweater
Try to convince us that this isn’t a metaphor how she was feeling at the time.
She made glasses fashion
Princess Diana didn’t need glasses, so that means she wore these for the sake of fashion. Yas!