And the reason behind it will melt your heart.
Princess Diana’s style is iconic, but did you notice that she shunned protocol by never wearing gloves on official engagements? Well, the reason why will melt your heart.
Eleri Lynn, curator of the exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story, told People: ‘She abandoned the royal protocol of wearing gloves because she liked to hold hands when visiting people or shake hands and have direct contact. She also stopped wearing hats because she said, “You can’t cuddle a child in a hat.”’
This was kind of a big deal at the time, as gloves were a royal tradition that historically meant status and purity. Diana would also wear bright clothes to cheer up sick children.
And while she was known as a fashion icon, you might be surprised to know that when she first got engaged to Prince Charles, her wardrobe was very sparse.
Lynn added, ‘Her wardrobe was playful, and she borrowed a lot of clothes from her friends. But she quickly learned what would work in a public capacity. She had a great design eye and a real knack for fashion. Although she wanted to focus on her work, she wanted to use fashion to help that.’