This iconic Princess Diana fashion trend is making a huge comeback

And we’re completely on board

Princess Diana iconic style

And we’re completely on board

Princess Diana was known as many things during her life: the people’s princess, England’s rose, and of course one of the world’s biggest style icons, having recently been voted the Royal with the biggest fashion influence.

Kensington Palace was one of many to celebrate Princess Diana's iconic style moments, putting on an exhibition at its Pigott Galleries, displaying outfits from her public appearances since becoming Princess of Wales back in 1981.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that a few fashion trends have been brought back by the commemoration of the Princess, with shoulder pads, oversized hats and double breasted blazers all making a comeback.

There is one Diana look in particular that has been going viral with fashion bloggers, and it’s not one of her velvet ballgowns or a Catherine Walker working suit. Instead, the look that is taking over Instagram (and the high street) is the black and white polka dot number that Princess Diana wore to The Derby Horse Race in Epsom, Surrey in 1986.

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French fashion designer Jacquemus kicked off the trend renewal in the form of a white and black polka dot blouse – complete with puffy sleeves and gathering at the front.

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Having been worn by countless fashion bloggers, it promptly sold out. But the good news is, there are a host of high street brands and other designers that have re-imagined the print for spring/summer 2018. Shop our edit below.

Shop now: RIXO LONDON Imogen polka-dot crepe top for £165 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: A.W.A.K.E. Polka-dot crepe de chine wrap dress for £555 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Dots heel sandals for £49.99 from Mango

Shop now: POLKA-DOT BERMUDA SHORTS for £25.99 from Mango

Shop now: CAROLINE CONSTAS Nella off-the-shoulder polka-dot top for £364 from MATCHESFASHION.COM

Shop now: JDY Black Spot Print High Waist Joggers for £15 from New Look

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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