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Princess Diana Was Always A Fashion Icon, As These Striking Photos Show

Paying tribute to her memorable looks, 20 years after her death.

31/08/2017 8:00 PM AEST | Updated 01/09/2017 2:55 AM AEST

Princess Diana died in a high speed car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997. Her death shook an entire world of people who admired her compassion, work ethic, love of children and yes, her style

Over the years, as Diana grew older and more confident, her style of course evolved. But whether she was cheering on Prince Charles at a polo match in 1981, stealing the show in a gorgeous white gown and tiara in 1989 or dropping jaws in a mini beaded dress in 1997, she wore every single outfit with a sense of elegance and grace. 

One of the ways we’ll be honoring her life is by taking a look back at some of her most iconic style moments over the years. Which one is your favorite? 

  • 1970
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    In Itchenor, West Sussex.
  • 1971
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    In Itchenor, West Sussex. 
  • 1980
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    After Princess Margaret's 50th birthday party in London. 
  • 1980
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    At the Young England Kindergarten in London. 
  • 1981
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    The day she and Prince Charles announced their engagement in London, England. 
  • 1981
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    With Prince Charles at their wedding at the St. Paul's Cathedral. 
  • 1981
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    In Balmoral, Scotland.
  • 1981
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    In Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
  • 1981
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    At the V&A Museum in London, England. 
  • 1981
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    At a polo match with Prince Charles in Windsor. 
  • 1981
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    In Romsey, Hampshire.
  • 1982
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    With Prince Charles and newborn Prince William in London. 
  • 1982
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    In London, England. 
  • 1982
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    Watching Prince Charles play polo in Windsor. 
  • 1982
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    In Wrexham, Wales.
  • 1982
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    At Guildhall in London. 
  • 1983
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    With Prince Charles in Australia. 
  • 1983
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    In Brisbane, Australia. 
  • 1984
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    At a charity event in London, England. 
  • 1985
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    With Prince Charles in Hawaii. 
  • 1985
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    At the London premiere of  "A View To a Kill."
  • 1985
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    In Newcastle. 
  • 1985
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    At a gala in Washington, D.C. 
  • 1985
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    At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 1986
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    In Saudi Arabia.
  • 1986
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    At the America's Cup Ball in London, England.
  • 1986
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    In Japan. 
  • 1987
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    In Berlin, Germany. 
  • 1987
    Tim Graham via Getty Images
    Welcoming King Fahd on his arrival in Britain.
  • 1987
    Tim Graham via Getty Images
    With Prince Charles in Munich, Germany. 
  • 1987
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    At the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. 
  • 1987
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    With Prince Harry in Balmoral, Scotland.  
  • 1988
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    During British Fashion Week in London.
  • 1988
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    In Paris, France. 
  • 1988
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    With Prince William at Guards Polo Club in Windsor.
  • 1988
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    In Chambord, France. 
  • 1989
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    In Hong Kong. 
  • 1989
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    Arriving In Kuwait.
  • 1990
    Tim Graham via Getty Images
    With Prince Charles at the Ascot races. 
  • 1990
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    In Lagos, Nigeria. 
  • 1990
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    At Clarence House in London, England. 
  • 1991
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    In Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 1991
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     At the London premiere of the film "Backdraft." 
  • 1992
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    At the Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt. 
  • 1992
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    At a reception in London, England. 
  • 1993
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    In Manchester. 
  • 1993
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    At a banquet in London, England.
  • 1994
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    At The Serpentine Gallery In London. 
  • 1995
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    At a concert to raise money for Bosnian children in Italy. 
  • 1995
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    With Prince William and Prince Harry at the Vj Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations in London.
  • 1996
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    At the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1996
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    At a benefit ball in New York, New York.
  • 1997
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    At a Christie's party in New York, New York.
  • 1997
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    At a gala at the Tate in London, England.
  • 1997
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    At the English National Ballet Royal Gala performance in London, England. 
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