Although we often present royals in elegant evening dresses, modern princesses are still lovers of jeans, T—shirts and sweatshirts. We reveal the secrets of the most successful images in denim from the British fashion icon of the 20th century — Princess Diana — and learn how to make the most stylish combinations that will always be relevant.
Two decades later, Princess Diana’s style is still one of the most advanced. Many of her outfits are now as unusual, relevant and iconic as they were when she first appeared in them. And much of what we wear today was inspired by her fashion outings in the 80s and 90s: from bicycles to casual looks in white shirts. Diana’s secret is that she knew how to wear everything with a special chic: a sports bomber, basic sneakers, voluminous sweaters, and one of the most favorite things in her wardrobe — practical jeans. Along with classic mom models, her wardrobe included white and black skinny jeans, overalls, shirts and sleeveless denim blouses. We show the most successful combinations with denim things that looked stylish in the 80-90s and remain relevant to this day.
Jeans’ best friend is a denim jacket or shirt. The main rule is to choose the shades exactly. Diana, of course, did not stop there and combined the outfit with white shoes and a sports bomber, which, by the way, she especially loved in the 90s.
Blazer + Jeans
Perhaps Princess Diana’s favorite formula is images consisting of a blazer and jeans. And after the breakup with Prince Charles, it became one of the most popular ensembles at all — so she went for walks and official events, which implied a more relaxed and casual dress code. The image consisting of a blazer with jeans, complemented by a baseball cap and Cossacks is considered one of the most iconic in history — she appeared in this outfit at a polo match, and the photos of the princess still perfectly illustrate the trends of the present time.
Shirt + Jeans
Diana used this wardrobe formula in the mid-90s — and it seems to this day it remains the most timeless ensemble that we will be happy to wear in another 20 years. The Princess of Wales was able to correctly place accents without overloading the image. She added a caramel belt and her favorite ballet flats or loafers to a boiled-white shirt and perfect blue jeans with an overstated waist — the image turns out to be simple and not tied to certain trends.
Bomber jacket + jeans
The most risky experiment for a representative of the monarchy was also within the power of the Princess of Wales. Young mothers know how to look cool, and Diana’s exits in voluminous sports bombers, which she combined with straight jeans and high Cossacks, are another confirmation of this.
Although this wardrobe item seems absolutely not royal, Diana was able to wear denim overalls with a special chic. So, she added a pale pink shirt to a white denim jumpsuit, and a blouse with an active print to a light lemon shade model.