Remember the late royal 20 years on with the best Princess Diana memorabilia on offer from official programs of her wedding in 1981 to commemorative coins.
Take a look back at Princess Diana's best hairstyles from the 80s bouffant to her daring transformation courtesy of Sam McKnight.
When Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended their marriage in 1996, after 15 years, Diana was the most talked-about woman in the world. Besides theirs being the most famous divorce in the world at the time, Diana, Princess of Wales, had a style aesthetic that fascinated the public — during her engagement, marriage, and separation, as well as after the divorce. After a few early stumbles (the ’80s weren’t kind to most women), Diana became renowned for the wit she showed with her style. She honed a rebellious glamour over the years, and there was something joyful about her sartorial choices. It’s why her style still resonates, 20 years after her death on Aug. 31, 1997. When it comes to her fashion legacy, Diana was a style icon to millions of women. Her evolution from scruffy Sloane Ranger — a distinctive upper-class look of the time — to chic sophisticate sparked and reignited numerous trends. Scroll through for a peek at many of the looks she was behind. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
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Take a look back at Princess Diana's jewellery collection from her sapphire engagement ring to the Spencer tiara she wore on her wedding day.
Princess Diana was one of the world’s most photographed women, and although her style evolution will forever be immortalized through a few standout wardrobe classics — the midnight blue velvet dress she wore while dancing with John Travolta or the Bill Pashley tweed suit during her honeymoon in Balmoral — it was what the People’s Princess didn’t wear that truly captivated the world’s attention. “She often didn’t wear gloves or hats, and was the first female royal to wear trousers to an evening event,” said exhibit curator Eleri Lynn during a walk-through of “Diana: Her Fashion Story” which showcases the most iconic looks Diana wore during public outings as well as the reasoning behind them. Diana’s fashion choices, Lynn noted, were ultimately impacted by her desire to appear approachable and warm.