More than two decades after her death, Princess Diana’s influence has lived on, inspiring the sartorial choices of everyone from royals Kate Middleton and Megan Markle, to your favourite celebrities.
And it should come as no surprise, her stylistic boldness made constant headlines in the 90s, with iconic looks like the form-fitting Christina Stambolian black silk dress she wore the evening Prince Charles confessed to adultery gaining a name of its own. The world dubbed it the “revenge dress”, laminating the Princess as a fashion icon.
Today, the Princess is back to dominating the news (in 21st century fashion, of course) with the internet declaring her its newest source of style inspiration. But rather than putting the spotlight on her most recognizable looks, Twitter’s innermost corners have been flooded with photos of the Princess strolling the streets wearing cycling shorts and oversized sweaters.
“Princess of Cycling Shorts” declared one user.
Kim K wishes pic.twitter.com/OBW2XnFxdW
— Lamidontplaywitme (@lameeday) May 17, 2018
And as it turns out, the Princess might in fact be the original hype bae. A quick browse through photos of her streetstyle prove that, and we’ve rounded up our favourite looks for you.
This dad sneaker moment
Floral bikini with matching sarong in the South of France
Oversized college sweatshirt and cycling shorts
The classic white tee and blue jeans
This monochrome baby blue moment
Yellow jumpsuit whilst on holiday in Mallorca