Lady Diana: inspiration on what to wear to Christmas The style icon princess.

December 22, 2021

When looking for inspiration, who better than Lady Diana and her glam style to give you ideas for your 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 for most fashion week shows.

Get the look of the style icon, Lady Diana, as you deserve, this year more than ever, to dress up like the princess and celebrate Christmas in fabulous outfits.

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Polka dots

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

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

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Wear Polka dots if you’re having troubles keeping your husband’s full attention. Just kidding! Polka dots were the go-to print in the wardrobe of Lady Diana, and a great inspiration for your Christmas outfit. Additionally, dots are the street style crowd’s favourite pattern again. And Kate Middleton, the daughter-in-law of Princess Diana, is also often seen wearing polka dots style. Designers such as Wes Gordon, for Carolina Herrera, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs, to name a few, presented dotted looks on the runway. And from what we see on Instagram, the spotty print will continue strong throughout fall and winter 20-21. This means you can invest in a timeless polka dot dress for Christmas Eve because you will surely keep wearing this print next year too.

Metallic and shimmering

The Princess of Wales, circa 1990.

Princess Diana in Cardiff after delivering a speech in Welsh.

Nothing is more festive than a sparkling dress to celebrate Christmas. Lady Diana was the first royal to embrace fashion trends fully, so look no further for Christmas outfit inspiration. 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! And if you’re still not convinced, read Here’s why you should wear shimmer and sequins this season.


Princess Diana With Prince William At Sandringham

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

Being quintessentially British, the plaid pattern is dear not only to the Queen and royal family but also to the punk and grunge fashion. A classic plaid never goes out of style; it is timeless yet modern. Find inspiration in the tartan Lady Diana wore, perfect for Christmas. The patchwork trend adds a bit of edge to the chic tartan. Check our article Plaid: we want to wear it till the end of winter to learn how to style tartan like a pro.

Christmas lunch

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

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 a turtleneck with a leather midi skirt like our favourite Instagrammers are wearing, for an effortlessly chic look. Or 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 and want an informal look, 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! By the way, did you know that the stitches of your fisherman sweaters have meanings?

Title photo By John MacIntyre via Wikimedia

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