These 3 Princess Diana Items Started Trending Again Thanks to The Crown

December 31, 2020 at 11:30AM

It hardly comes as a surprise that The Crown season four has reignited the world’s fascination with all things Princess Diana. Perfectly encapsulating the royal’s natural charm, Emma Corrin’s depiction of Lady Di was nothing short of fascinating. And of course, along with our renewed interest in Diana’s life has come a renewed interest in her ever-adored personal style

Season four predominantly takes places throughout the 1980s, depicting the early years of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage. It was an era in which shoulder pads and feathered hair reigned supreme, and as the fashion-conscious royal she was, Diana partook in several of the decade’s most iconic styles.

Throughout the series, fans get a glimpse at some of Diana’s most notable fashion moments—including the blue blazer and pussy-bow blouse she wore for her engagement announcement—as well as an imagined look into her more casual, everyday attire. In fact, fans have been so enamoured by the costume design on the show that shopping app LikeToKnowIt has recorded a staggering increase in searches for various trends Diana championed.  According to LikeToKnowIt, there has been a 7000% month on month increase in searches for large-collar blouses since the show aired, a 2900% increase in searches for pussy-bow blouses, and a 1000% increase in blue blazers over the same period of time.  Even years after her tragic passing, it is evident that Princess Diana’s iconic style remains as coveted as ever. Keep scrolling to see how these trends were depicted on The Crown and to shop the three trending looks. 

Style Notes: This is undeniably one of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks. When announcing her engagement to Charles, the royal donned a blue blazer and pussy-bow blouse, which perfectly matched the shade of her sapphire engagement ring. 

Style Notes: Throughout the series, Diana wore several statement collar blouses, which were a true hallmark of 1980s style. These looks often appeared as part of her more casual attire, and thanks to contemporary brands like Ganni, many iterations of this trend can readily be found today. 

Style Notes: Another example of Corrin’s character embracing the statement oversize collar. Princess Diana wore a similar look while on a royal tour of Australia. 


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Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
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