Celebrity Princess Diana Princess Diana's Most Iconic Outfits Included the Color Red Gowns, sweaters, suits — you name it, she had it in this bright, bold shade. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 30, 2022 @ 03:05PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images We often wonder how certain celebrities and royals manage to find a winning look every time they step out. On one hand, they definitely have help: they're pals with designers, work with talented stylists, and have picked up plenty of tricks. But on the other, they've also developed specific aesthetics, and tend to stick to outfit formulas. For example, Princess Diana was a big fan of the color red. Looking through some of her best and most memorable outfits, this color pops up over and again. Princess Diana frequently wore red gowns to big events, accessorized with red bags and hats, and was occasionally captured out and about in casual red items, such as sweaters and loose pants. 10 Fashion Tricks Princess Diana Used to Make Old Clothes Look New Again To be quite honest, we hadn't realized just how much Diana loved this bright, bold hue — which is also a known power color — until we looked back. Check out 19 times she convinced us that it deserves a spot in any and all wardrobes. The Princess Accessorized A Red Gown With Diamonds Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Gowns, suits, sweaters — you name it, she had it in this vibrant shade. She Was a Fan Before She Was Royalty Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images This sparkly red dress made an appearance in June 1981 (one month before she said "I do") at the premiere of the Bond film For Your Eyes Only. She Had Multiple Red Suits in Her Closet Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images This stunning set was by Catherine Walker, which is also a designer that Kate Middleton often wears. Princess Diana Also Loved a Red Coat David Levenson/Getty Images Why go with basic black when you can choose something that really pops? Amazon's Famous Orolay Coat Also Comes in Bright Red She Made a Case for Replacing the LBD Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Despite being sleek, simple, and modest, this tailored red dress was sexy, too. And She Wasn't Afraid to Throw Volume Into the Mix Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Hey, it was the '80s, and this striped, puff-sleeved top was totally "in" (and definitely back on-trend today). Sequined Designs? She Wore ‘Em Jayne Fincher/Getty Images Including this breathtaking gown by Bruce Oldfield, which popped up at a 1989 banquet held by the ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Diana Enjoyed Red Plaid Prints Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images BRB, adding this to our fall fashion mood board. 12 Plaid Outfit Ideas to Try This Fall She Also Didn't Stick to Just One Shade Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images We love this elegant burgundy color, which is still very popular today. But Oftentimes, Brighter was Better Anwar Hussein/WireImage She really went for it, wearing fiery red from head to toe. A pretty daring move, but we love a monochromatic outfit. And yes, those are red tights. Sometimes, Diana Worked Red Accessories Into Her Look Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images That red clutch was the right move during a visit to Portsmouth in 1989. Check Out That Red Hat Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images Emily in Paris wishes she thought of this pairing. Now We're Convinced We Need Red Pants M. Roberts/Mirrorpix/Getty Images To style with a cozy fall sweater. ...And Possibly a Red Snowsuit Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images It really stands out against the white snow. Red Is Also the Perfect Choice For Special Occasions Anwar Hussein/Getty Images We'll never forget what she wore when Prince Harry made his debut. Iconic. It Looks Great With Pink, Too Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Pink, green, orange, purple, black — they somehow look even better when styled with something red (and yes, Diana wore it all). And Can Pull Off a Preppy Style Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Although, her outfits definitely taught us plenty of fashion tricks we still use today, including how to style a sweater over our shoulders. Red Is a Known Power Color Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images These days, it's not uncommon to spot celebs or even television characters, like "Lovecraft Country's" star, wearing red. Princess Diana Clearly Wore It Well Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images And we'll forever remember her in an eye-catching red outfit.