50 Times Diana, Princess Of Wales Was A Poster Girl For Summer

Diana’s laid-back linen separates, vibrant swimwear, and throw-on dresses made up one of the most memorable elements of the royal’s wardrobe.


Snaps of a sun-kissed Diana, Princess of Wales holidaying in the ’80s and ’90s are enough to invoke major wanderlust. Her packing list alone would inspire anyone to dig out their bathing gear, even if St Tropez’s sandy coastline is but a distant dream right now. Diana’s laid-back linen separates, vibrant swimwear, and throw-on dresses made up one of the most memorable elements of the royal’s always effortless wardrobe. #princessdiana #dianafashion #princessdi #dianastyle

A lemon-yellow jumpsuit worn with gold shoes and a matching belt and jewelry made for a sunny look on a trip to Mallorca in 1987; animal-print pieces accompanied her on several excursions, and her repertoire of swimwear – including an iconic floral bikini worn in the South of France back in 1985 – was a joyful explosion of color. Below, are 50 photos that prove no one did warm weather dressing quite like Diana.

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51. Diana was Queen Of People’s Hearts

The Queen of Hearts represents a powerful woman who is often regal, commanding, and has a strong presence. She can also be compassionate, caring, and protective of those she loves.
The Princess of Wales was affectionate and blended well among commoners. She revealed her wish to be the “Queen of hearts” during an interview with BBC. She was president or patron of over 100 charity organizations.


50. Most Photographed Person of the 20th Century

Princess Diana was one of the most photographed women in the world, with her image endlessly reproduced in her life and since her death. But today, a previously unseen picture of the late Princess has been shown for the first time, ahead of its inclusion in a new exhibition at Kensington Palace.

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Princess Diana was one of the most photographed women in the world

49. She Nearly suffered a devastating Wardrobe Malfunction

Diana attended a gala evening at Goldsmith’s Hall in London to raise funds for the Royal Opera House on March 9, 1981. She was meeting Grace Kelly, a former film star who became the Princess of Monaco. Princess Diana was a fashion icon and even today, more than two decades after her death, many of her style choices still inspire women around the globe.

28. Breezy mum-to-be

Windsor, 1982

27. A day at the polo

Cowdray Park, 1983

26. Setting sail in swimwear

South of France, 1985

25. Gingham checks

Windsor, 1986

24. A vision in lemon-yellow

Mallorca, 1987

23. Deckchair stripes

Balmoral, 1987

22. Summer brights

Mallorca, 1988

21. Statement sunnies

Sydney, 1988

20. Daytime chic

South Australia, 1988

19. Playful prints

New South Wales, 1988

18. Hot pink

Necker Island, 1989

17. Holiday Casual

Mallorca, 1990

16. Cap sleeves and a smile

Nigeria, 1990

15. Mediterranean moments

On a yacht with Prince Charles and King Constantine II of Greece, 1990

14. A penchant for animal-print

Necker Island, 1990

13. Sandy hues in the desert

Egypt, 1992

12. Relaxed separates

Egypt, 1992

11. Neat neutrals

Egypt, 1992

10. Water sports

British Virgin Islands, 1993

9. Throw-on T-shirts

British Virgin Islands, 1993

8. Seafaring fun

South of France, 1996

7. Cropped trousers and flats

Angola, 1997

6. Another printed one-piece

St Tropez, 1997

5. Pops of Colour

St Tropez, 1997

4. Wild streak

St Tropez, 1997

3. Apres swim

St Tropez, 1997

2. Beach strolls in monochrome

St Tropez, 1997

1. Making a splash

St Tropez, 1997

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