The icon behind the dress - Princess Diana
Diana Princess of Wales is a true style icon that will never be forgotten. Although we adore our new fashion royalty Kate Middleton, Diana will always be a definitive symbol in fashion, and during her life she held the title of being the most photographed woman in the world, and described as ‘the people’s Princess’ because of her kind and considerate nature. However, as much as she was known for her philanthropy, kindness and the scandal that surrounded her marriage, Diana, Princess of Wales, was also known for her unerring sense of style that influenced a generation of women and left a truly irreplaceable legacy behind her. Diana’s style is particularly celebrated because her outfits often said so much about her and portrayed unity and strength. She proved to be bold, daring and she loved to experiment! We’ve channelled one of the most memorable and recognizable dresses from the Princess of Wales’ style file with our sexy LBD Diana Dress, £95. Worn by Diana in 1994 to the Serpentine gallery gala dinner, the iconic image of the Princess in this dress coincided with the release of a Panorama documentary where, for the first time, her husband Prince Charles publicly admitted to his infidelities. The next day this image was on the front page of every major UK tabloid and the dress was dubbed the “vengeance” dress, and it seemed revenge really could not be sweeter. The dress, originally designed by Greek designer Christina Stambolian, is the ultimate ‘this is what you’re missing’ dress, and has become synonymous with confidence and lustrous style. Slinky and sensuous, the dress plays to your best assets without being overly provocative or revealing. Off the shoulder sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a fitted silhouette is flattering on any figure, while the ruched material and excess side-tail feature make for an ultimate statement LBD. This dress is a timeless classic, and similar designs have recently been spotted on the catwalk from the likes of Haute Couture French designer, Vionett. Team this with a classic court shoe, and the off-the-shoulder style provides the perfect setting for a statement necklace, as Diana demonstrated. Carry a fuss free clutch, and just like that you’re the epitome of sexy, confident fashion royalty. Shop the outfit: The LBD Diana Dress £95, Aftershock London Julia Gemstone Embellished Clutch Bag £79, Adele Marie Estate Jewelled Necklace £49, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Beige £64.