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Princess Diana in her ‘revenge dress’. Image via Twitter @fasshionlover.

Princess Diana: The ‘revenge dress’ that’s standing the test of time

Apart from her wedding dress, Princess Diana’s black ‘revenge dress’ might have broken royal protocol, but it’s still a firm favourite.

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Princess Diana in her ‘revenge dress’. Image via Twitter @fasshionlover.

As one of Princess Diana’s dresses, her show-stopping black ‘revenge dress’ has truly stood the test of time. Nearly 28 years after she first wore it, it is still heating up TikTok.

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It is one of the most recognised dresses in the world and boasts a back story of note.

When Princess Diana in 1994 stepped out in the off-the-shoulder LBD after the then-Prince of Wales on live television admitted to cheating on her with his now wife, Camilla, the world sat up and took note. And although she reportedly broke royal protocol, the dress is still a firm favourite among fans.

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According to DailyMail, she attended a party hosted by Vanity Fair when she stepped out in her ‘revenge dress.’ She paired the look with a pearl choker with a giant sapphire in the center. The dress was created in 1991 by Christina Stambolian, the publication reports.

Stambolian revealed to Reader’s Digest that the was actually made for Diana three years prior but that she thought it “too daring.”

Anna Harvey, her former stylist, has since, per the publication, revealed that Princess Diana wanted to look “like a million dollars.” She initially wanted to wear a different dress but made the switch last minute.

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The famous Little-Black-Dress. Image via Twitter @fasshionlover.

American fans subbed the number the ‘I’ll show you’ dress and the ‘vengeance dress,’ and it’s as popular today as it was back then.

With its sweetheart neckline, the dress features an asymmetrical hem and a sheer tail hinged from the cinched waist. The People’s Princess wore the dress with sheer tights, onyx-coloured stilettos, and her beloved pearl and sapphire choker. According to reports, Diana fashioned the brooch, a gift from the Queen Mother, into a necklace.

@editsperso The Revenge Dress. #princessdiana #dianaspencer #ladydi #ladydiana #princesadiana #revengedress #royalfamily#princessofwales #britishroyalfamily ♬ som original – Edits 🌟

Twenty-eight years later, Princess Diana’s dress is still taking the world by storm. A TikTok creator recently recreated the iconic dress.

@flossy_lady Still have loads to do. – heres a little sneak peek. 🥰♥️ #princessdiana #revengedress #ladydiana #dress #dianaspencer #royal #charles #queen #royalfamily #edgeofseventeen #fyp ♬ Edge of Seventeen (2016 Remaster) – Stevie Nicks

Another TikTok created recreated the famous look, complete with the choker in a video where she re-enacts a scene from the Netflix series The Crown.

@avery.clementina Princess Diana and the revenge dress #diana #princessdiana #princessofwales #nye #newyearseve #fancydress #blackdress #kingcharles ♬ son original – Armance (Taylor’s version)

TikTok creator @bodyandstyle posted a video explaining the princess’s body type and why the dress worked so well for her.

@bodyandstyle Replying to @Caro she’s on her vigilante sh*t again – let’s look at the day Diana dressed for revenge #princessdiana #thecrownseason5 #revengedress ♬ Take Me To Hell – Chloe Adams

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