Princess Diana, dubbed as the People’s Princess, was a beloved member of the British royal family. She was a princess, a humanitarian, and a fashion icon in her own right. She was known for her penchant for wearing pleated midi skirts, suits, and gowns that inspired designers for many years. Even at the height of today’s athleisure trend, make no mistake: Princess Diana is still as relevant as ever.
During the ’80s, the late royal’s aesthetic was all vibrant colors and skirt suits, but Diana ticked off a number of key ’90s trends in her time, too. Long before the Kardashian-Jenners, Bella Hadid, or the cast of Love Island tried out the cycling shorts trend, Princess Diana had already mastered it, all the way back in 1995. Her ability to turn an item usually worn for serious exercise into a certifiable trend outside the gym.
The Princess of Wales was oftentimes photographed wearing bike shorts and workout gear while out in public. In one of her throwback photos, Princess Diana is wearing an oversized navy-blue sweater and orange bike shorts on her way to the Chelsea Harbor Club or Earl’s Court Gym.
During one of her outings, Princess Diana was photographed in her white oversized USA sweater and pink bike shorts. In the snap, she is also wearing dark sunglasses and carrying her black bag.
Princess Diana also stunned in her white Harvard sweatshirt and white bike shorts. Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom was photographed in the attire just before she rode her car. She once again wore her white bike shorts, but she paired it with her purple sweater during another occasion.