Princess Diana watching a polo match In Cirencester in 1983.
Princess Diana wearing a white skirt with red polka dots with matching ankle socks at a polo match in Windsor in 1996.
Diana, Princess Of Wales on board a boat in Venice, Italy, 1985.
Princess Diana in Alice Springs, Australia, 30th March 1983.
June 29th, 1994: Diana was due to appear at a Vanity Fair dinner the same evening a television interview in which Charles had confessed to his extramarital affair with Camilla Parker-Boweles was to air. Knowing this, Diana particularly picked a little black dress that showed off her good figure and plenty of skin for the event. (It was later described as a “little wisp of chiffon.”) Designed by Christina Stambolian, Diana had purchased it a few years before when shopping with her brother, but had been hesitant to wear it because of how much it revealed and its color. She chose this occasion to debut the dress. The next morning, it was she, not Charles, who made the front pages of the newspapers. The media was quick to label it as the first “revenge dress”, as well as the, “Up Yours, Charles” dress. It is one of Diana’s most remembered pieces.
reblogging because we’ll never get bored of this dress
"When I have my public duties, I understand that when I get out the car I’m being photographed, but actually it’s now when I go out of my door, my front door, I’m being photographed. I never know where a lens is going to be. A normal day would be followed by four cars; a normal day would come back to my car and find six freelance photographers jumping around me. Some people would say, Well, if you had a policeman it would make it easier. It doesn’t at all. They’ve decided that I’m still a product, after 15, 16 years, that sells well, and they all shout at me, telling me that: `Oh, come on, Di, look up. If you give us a picture I can get my children to a better school.’ And, you know, you can laugh it off. But you get that the whole time. It’s quite difficult." ♡
"I really love how CLEARLY you can see Diana’s confidence spring to life as she grew older. You can just tell by the progression of pictures from her first years of marriage, where she really seemed to shrink into herself a lot, to her later years where she held herself so much better and with so much more confidence. I think she fought a huge uphill battle there, with both herself and what everyone expected from her, and came out of it by being herself. Kudos. What a beautiful woman." - Submitted by Anonymous