Princess Diana Used This 1 Fashion Trick for Her Signature Style

Princess Diana might have had challenges behind the scene in the British royal family. However, you might never know it if you simply saw her on the street or at some glamourous event. The Princess of Wales was known for her effortless style and poise.

Though she married Prince Charles when she was quite young, throughout their marriage and as her popularity grew, the princess’ style evolved and transformed. While the royal family is known for their more conservative fashion choices, the princess didn’t shy away from bold looks.

Princess Diana once wore a necklace a tiara, she wasn’t afraid bold colors and she drastically changed her hairstyles often. However, one fashion trick defined her signature style.

The Princess Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Attend The Vj Day 50Th Anniversary Celebrations In London
The Princess Of Wales And Princes William & Harry Attend The Vj Day 50Th Anniversary Celebrations In London | Antony Jones/Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

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Princess Diana had to learn to dress appropriately for royal life

When Princess Diana and Prince Charles first got engaged, the princess had no idea what she had signed up for. Noone was there to help her navigate royal life or to tell her what was and was not appropriate. As a result, the late princess’s first royal outing was humiliating because of the dress she chose.

The Wales attended a musical recital at Goldsmiths’ Hall on March 3, 1981. The princess chose a fitted black dress from Emmanuels for the occasion which the prince immediately disapproved of. He felt that black was the color of mourning.

In Diana: Her True Story  In Her Own Words, the late princess explained that the dress was “two sizes too small.” She also explained that she “was quite big-chested then and they all got frightful excited.”

Diana, Princess of Wales wears a charm bracelet aboard the new P&O cruise liner "Royal Princess", named in honour of her, after giving the ship its name at a formal naming ceremony
Diana, Princess of Wales wears a charm bracelet aboard the new P&O cruise liner “Royal Princess”, named in honour of her, after giving the ship its name at a formal naming ceremony | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

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This is how Princess Diana always got perfect photographs

That initial outing that made her feel uneasy was the perfect learning moment for Princess Diana. From that moment forward, she began to hone her style. She also learned how to interact with the paparazzi so that she always looked flawless.

She became the most photographed woman in the world, and though she hated the frenzy surrounding her, she made it work to her benefit. According to royal photographer Tim Rooke, the late Princess used one trick to get flawless photos. He told US Weekly,

What the Princess of Wales used to do, she would always just turn before she went into the building, so she’d just look at you at the last second, and it always produced great pictures. I think I did a picture of her, it was on her 36th birthday, which sadly was her last birthday, and she went to the Tate Gallery and there was a reception. She just turned, just before she went in, and it made an absolutely great picture.

Diana, Princess Of Wales is seen in St Tropez in the summer of 1997, shortly before Diana and boyfriend Dodi were killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997
Diana, Princess Of Wales is seen in St Tropez in the summer of 1997, shortly before Diana and boyfriend Dodi were killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997 | Michel Dufour/WireImage

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Princess Diana had the perfect fashion hack for her signature style

The perfect pose is just one aspect of a stunning photo, Princess Diana’s style also came into play. One of the princess’ go-to look was wearing a matching set or coordinating her outfit. She often wore a matching hat or even polka-dot skirt paired with polka-dot socks.

In one of her last vacations, before she died, the princess was photographed in St. Tropez wearing a lime and purple one-piece swimsuit with a matching coverup. It was eye-catching and so chic.