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Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

1987 Victor Edelstein based this navy velvet column gown on Edwardian evening designs. The princess famously wore it for a spin on the White House dance floor with John Travolta.

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

1985 The princess was nicknamed "Dynasty Di" by the tabloids because of her wide-shouldered gowns like this silver Bruce Oldfield. "She was very involved," Oldfield has said of his client's wardrobe, but, "you'd have to be fast because she didn't have much patience."

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

1985 | For an appearance in Melbourne, Australia, Diana accented a single-shoulder gown with an emerald-and-diamond choker worn as a tiara. The necklace was a wedding gift from the Queen, who likely imagined the deco treasure being worn in a more conventional way. | InStyle 7

Princess Diana's Most Iconic Style Moments

1982 The expectant princess made headlines in a single-shoulder drop-waist Bruce Oldfield gown in vivid blue silk. "The English rose syndrome was never my bag," the designer once told a biographer. "I liked to see her in much simpler things."