Lady Diana: inspiration on what to wear to Christmas

3. Dezember 2019

Who better than Lady Diana to inspire our Christmas outfits? The stylish princess keeps being an endless source of fashion inspiration for women across the world. The style of the Queen of Hearts is as contemporary today as it was back then since the ’80s and ’90s are still setting the mood of most fashion week shows.

Polka dots 

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Prince Charles and his wife at Kensington Palace, London, 4th October 1985. 

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Princess Diana in a Bruce Oldfield dress at the World Festival Of Arts opera performance in Canada.

Wear Polka dots if you’re having troubles keeping your husband’s full attention. Just kidding! Polka dots were the go-to print in Princess Diana’s wardrobe, and they have become the street style crowd’s favourite pattern this year. From what we saw on the catwalks,  the spotty print will still be going strong in Spring 2020. Designers such as Wes Gordon, for Carolina Herrera, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs, to name a few, presented dotted looks during New York Fashion Week. Which means you can invest in a beautiful polka dot dress for Christmas Eve because you will surely wear it a lot next year too.

 

Metallic and shimmering

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The Princess of Wales, circa 1990.

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Princess Diana in Cardiff after delivering a speech in Welsh.

Nothing is more festive than a sparkling dress to celebrate Christmas. Lady Di was the first royal to embrace fashion trends fully. She wore metallic colours, shimmering fabrics, sequins and crystal embellishments that were on-trend in the ’90s and are now too. Don’t be afraid to shine as bright as your Christmas tree decoration; this winter, more is more!

 

Tartan

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Princess Diana With Prince William At Sandringham

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The Princess of Wales on December 25, 1987, in Windsor, UK.

The quintessentially British pattern was dear not only to Lady Diana and the royal family but also the punk and grunge fashion. The classic plaid is one of the major trends this year; it is timeless yet modern and will look perfect at your Christmas party. Check our article Plaid: we want to wear it till the end of winter to know how to style tartan like a pro.

 

Christmas lunch

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Prince Harry leaves his nursery school in London with his parents, 1987.

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Prince Charles With his then-fiancée Lady Diana Spencer in Balmoral.

You need an extra-comfortable outfit for lunch on the 25th of December because, as Diana and we all know, big family reunions can be a tad less comfortable than we’d wished! Combine two significant trends of this winter; a turtleneck with a leather midi skirt like our favourite Instagrammers are wearing. For an informal meal, layer a turtleneck under comfy Fair Isle knitwear as Princess Diana used to back then, and today, Thora Valdimars, Pernille Teisbaek and Caroline de Maigret do. If you’re in the countryside, pair your chunky pullover with corduroy pants and Hunter boots. Even if you have no intention of going hiking in the woods after lunch, you will look chic as hell!

 

Cheers,

SS

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