Diana, Princess of Wales’s style was at its best in the spring and summer months. Spring, in particular, was all about sherbet hues and polka dots, which the People’s Princess made her own by way of power suiting and flippy dresses.
Pink was a recurring theme. She wore rosy shades while pregnant at the polo in 1982, in Canada and Australia in 1983, at the Derby in 1987, in Manchester and Nepal in 1993, and for a visit to Howe Barracks in 1995.
Paintbox hues always looked delightful, too. Like the searingly bright shades that were trending at the spring/summer 2022 and autumn/winter 2022 shows, Princess Diana had a penchant for bold color combinations. Lady Di was there first with neon green – worn for a trip to Italy in 1995.
Whether a spectator at a sporting event or greeting well-wishers on state visits, Princess Diana always dressed for the season. Vogue revisits her joyful spring style, below.
Making a case for maternity polka dots in the Isles of Scilly.
In another breezy dress while pregnant.
In a baby pink dress and matching hat in Australia.
Wearing a frilly peach dress in Australia.
In sunshine-yellow in New Zealand.
In polka dots in Perth, Australia.
Donning stripes in Italy.
In pink again in Italy.
Sporting polka dots at the polo in Windsor.
With a young Harry in a belted shirt dress.
Dressing for spring in florals at the ballet.
Colour blocking on a visit to Cameroon.
Marking a new month in hot pink.
Celebrating Easter in lemon yellow.
Carrying a floral basket in Derbyshire.
In a minty dress in Cairo.
Wearing two-tone separates in Cairo.
Wearing pink on a visit to Manchester.
At a premiere in an off-the-shoulder dress.
In pastel plaid suiting in London.
Pretty in pink in Kent.
Wearing florals at the polo.
Out in fluoro green in Italy.
At a confirmation service in bouclé blue.
In a powder-blue suit in sunny London.
Making a statement in purple in Washington.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk