Fashion in the 1980s

Princess Diana

 In the beginning, Princess Di was actually the cause of some fashion embarrassment for the royal family. So much so that they had tutors from Vogue come over and try to teach Diana some fashion sense. In the end, Diana took what she wanted from the "fashion lessons" and did her own thing, quickly becoming a trendsetter of the 80s.

What made Diana's fashion so different? Well, first of all she didn't exactly follow a trend – she wore what she wanted and allowed people to follow her. The big, poofy wedding dress (complete with a 25-foot train) that she wore at her 1981 wedding ceremony was testimony to that fact. No one else could really pull it off like she did (although others did try after she had been seen in the thing).

Although Diana did have some fashion mishaps along the way, she definitely had hundreds of outfits, dresses and gowns we would all die for – like the silver Bruce Oldfield gown she wore in Melbourne, Australia when visiting with Prince Charles. Then there was the almost too-cute matching outfits she had made for her and her two sons. The white gown she wore at the gala dinner at the 40th Cannes film festival was also quite breathtaking.

By the end of the 80s Diana's fashion sense had definitely evolved into something splendid and refined. While she will always be missed, her mark on the fashion world lives on forever. Even today portions of her wardrobe tour cities and museums and there is an exhibition on display at Kensington Palace.

Source: "Princess Di's Fashion." liketotally80s. Like totally 80s, n.d. Web. 25 Apr 2011.