Kate Middleton emulates Princess Diana’s iconic type with outfit and accent selections

Kate Middleton is a fashion icon herself. In fact, social media and glossy magazine pages are constantly littered with the Duchess of Cambridge’s impressive looks. However, she takes inspiration from the fashionable Princess Diana.

36 years before Kate, in 1985, the late princess wore an equally regal, silver floor-length dress.

Both looked like dashing Bond girls in their fitted dresses with V-necklines and distinctive shoulder marks.

Many believe that Kate was directly emulating Diana who would have been her mother-in-law.

“Kate admired Diana’s taste in fashion before William entered her life,” a source told US magazine.


“During her school days, she used to tell friends that Diana was her style icon.”

This wasn’t the first time Kate had nodded to Diana.

Only on one of many occasions did Kate look eerily like the princess.

In June 1990, the Princess of Wales stunned in a shocking pink coat.

Kate was seen in an almost matching ensemble in March 2015.

She even based her accessories on Diana, wearing short black heels and a black clutch.

The only difference was that Diana paired her jacket with a skirt, while Kate rocked a one-piece on that occasion.

Most recently, on Remembrance Day, Kate channeled Diana in a wide-brimmed black hat.

In 1992 Diana wore a similar oversized black hat for the same occasion.

Amanda Wakeley, the woman who designed Diana’s power suits, said, “I think when you’re headed for a tricky moment, it’s very comforting to slip into something that feels great.”

She added that Diana sent messages “very powerfully” through her clothing.

It appears that Kate is following in Diana’s footsteps and assuming more royal responsibilities as the future queen.

four methods to model Dior’s silk scarves, the chicest summer time accent of 2021

Dior silk scarves remain one of the key accessories for the maison’s Fall / Winter 2021 collection

For collectors, scarves are ideal as souvenirs or as wall-mounted displays in glass frames. Silk scarves add a touch of personalization to your overall look or a stylish touch to your handbags. In the heart of the Dior fall / winter 2021-2022 RTW collection, the brand brings a touch of elegance and boldness with a repertoire of scarves that represent the emblematic codes of the house and works of the Italian artist Pietro Ruffo.

The poetic sketches are implemented with the method of pen engraving with absolute attention to detail – this is what makes the Dior scarves so ingenious. The most famous leitmotifs include the epitome of Oblique and Toile de Jouy, one of Monsieur Dior’s most popular prints.

Suffice it to say that scarves have a magical touch when combined into a matching ensemble. Additionally, wrap it around the handles of yours Lady Dior or Dior Book Tote, here are some cto style the Dior silk scarves in a creative way – especially from the current autumn / winter 2021 RTW collection.

As a headdress

Dior scarves

Scarves are great for masking bad hair days or just to enhance your look – even your neck during WFH video calls. Make your presence felt in the room with a headdress that effortlessly exudes luxury and elegance. Wear it as a turban, bandana or headband – the choice is yours.

As a headscarf

Dior scarves

Dior scarves

There are many ways to make headgear. Whether a traditional wrap or a more creative variant, the possibilities are endless – twisted or knotted, symmetrical or turned to the side. You can always be creative by trying on the 70s head wrap style or the gypsy wrap to increase the stakes.

As a wrist piece

Dior scarves

Dior scarves

You don’t always have to have hardware on your wrist. Transform the Dior silk scarves into tasteful wrist pieces that match your look of the day. There are plenty of ways to tie a knot too – find a style that suits you.

As a hairstyle

Dior scarves

Dior scarves

Take it a notch up by braiding your hair with a scarf for texture and flair. While it may take you a while to master it, a few online tutorials will make you a pro. Here is a Video to get you started.

All images courtesy of Dior

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.