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Animal print

You can barely escape the wrath of animal print this season, with leopard and zebra ruling supreme. Here, Diana wears some leopard print on the beach in the Necker Islands in 1990 – and how effortless does she make it look? [Photo: Getty]

21 years on, Princess Diana’s style still sparks fashion trends

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK

It’s been 21 years since her death, yet Princess Diana arguably remains the greatest style icon of the last century.

From the moment she joined the royal family, the princess challenged the status quo, wearing the likes of oversized tailoring, figure-hugging LBDs, androgynous suits, leopard print and boiler suits. She indulged in her obvious love for fashion, despite the restraints that so clearly surrounded her.

And to this day, the Diana’s style is still celebrated, through countless books dissecting her influence, sell-out exhibitions in her honour, and fan-run Instagram accounts that gush over her everlasting elegance.

What’s more, Lady Di’s style influence has even found itself into the mainstream trends of today. In 2018, we’re wearing cycling shorts, animal print and oversized blazers with fervour, but Diana was doing it thirty years ago.

We count down the trends we’re wearing today that Diana rocked first…

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