When Lady Diana Spencer joined the royal family she revolutionized previous royal traditions and brought a fresh, hands-on approach to being a public figure. She broke down the barriers of stuffy, outdated royal conventions and made the entire institution much more personal with her humble and compassionate ways. One of the most apparent traditions Diana broke was when it came to fashion! She breathed new life into royal dressing and added her own trendy twist to her outfits while still looking dignified and presentable. Although we love Diana’s propensity for bold style, it was quite shocking at the time and many of her statement looks definitely got a second glance or two for breaking royal style rules. Follow along for 19 of Princess Diana’s most controversial looks:
19. Low Back
Diana was known for forging her own path when it came to fashion and many of her outfits broke traditional style rules that were expected of Royal women. One, in particular, is this crushed velvet dress she wore to meet ballet dancers at Saddlers Wells theatre. The look was a gorgeous burgundy color and featured an oversized bow on the back. The real standout with this look, however, is the super low back that we’re quite certain the Queen wouldn’t have approved.