STYLE & BEAUTY
08/31/2017 06:00 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2017

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

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

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
    In Itchenor, West Sussex.
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    In Itchenor, West Sussex.
  • 1971
    In Itchenor, West Sussex. 
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    In Itchenor, West Sussex. 
  • 1980
    After Princess Margaret's 50th birthday party in London. 
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    After Princess Margaret's 50th birthday party in London. 
  • 1980
    At the Young England Kindergarten in London. 
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    At the Young England Kindergarten in London. 
  • 1981
    The day she and Prince Charles announced their engagement in London, England. 
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    The day she and Prince Charles announced their engagement in London, England. 
  • 1981
    With Prince Charles at their wedding at the St. Paul's Cathedral. 
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    With Prince Charles at their wedding at the St. Paul's Cathedral. 
  • 1981
    In Balmoral, Scotland.
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    In Balmoral, Scotland.
  • 1981
    In Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
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    In Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
  • 1981
    At the V&A Museum in London, England. 
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    At the V&A Museum in London, England. 
  • 1981
    At a polo match with Prince Charles in Windsor. 
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    At a polo match with Prince Charles in Windsor. 
  • 1981
    In Romsey, Hampshire.
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    In Romsey, Hampshire.
  • 1982
    With Prince Charles and newborn Prince William in London. 
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    With Prince Charles and newborn Prince William in London. 
  • 1982
    In London, England. 
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    In London, England. 
  • 1982
    Watching Prince Charles play polo in Windsor. 
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    Watching Prince Charles play polo in Windsor. 
  • 1982
    In Wrexham, Wales.
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    In Wrexham, Wales.
  • 1982
    At Guildhall in London. 
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    At Guildhall in London. 
  • 1983
    With Prince Charles in Australia. 
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    With Prince Charles in Australia. 
  • 1983
    In Brisbane, Australia. 
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    In Brisbane, Australia. 
  • 1984
    At a charity event in London, England. 
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    At a charity event in London, England. 
  • 1985
    With Prince Charles in Hawaii. 
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    With Prince Charles in Hawaii. 
  • 1985
    At the London premiere of  "A View To a Kill."
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    At the London premiere of  "A View To a Kill."
  • 1985
    In Newcastle. 
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    In Newcastle. 
  • 1985
    At a gala in Washington, D.C. 
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    At a gala in Washington, D.C. 
  • 1985
    At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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    At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 1986
    In Saudi Arabia.
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    In Saudi Arabia.
  • 1986
    At the America's Cup Ball in London, England.
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    At the America's Cup Ball in London, England.
  • 1986
    In Japan. 
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    In Japan. 
  • 1987
    In Berlin, Germany. 
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    In Berlin, Germany. 
  • 1987
    Welcoming King Fahd on his arrival in Britain.
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    Welcoming King Fahd on his arrival in Britain.
  • 1987
    With Prince Charles in Munich, Germany. 
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    With Prince Charles in Munich, Germany. 
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