Princess Diana is one of the biggest style icons of the 20th century, but one of the most repeated outfits in her wardrobe wasn’t a glamorous fashion statement, it was a simple floral dress.
Princess Diana kept wearing the frock, though, not to annoy the paparazzi or to prove a point, but because she knew a very important part of her fan base loved seeing her in it. Matthew Storey, the curator of the Royal Style in the Making exhibit at Kensington Palace where some of Princess Diana’s most memorable outfits — including her wedding dress — are on display, explained the significance of the simple and lovely look to Us Weekly.
“She called it her caring dress,” said Storey. “It’s this blue dress with bright flowers on it and it was one of the princess’ favorite dresses. She wore it over and over again. So much so that the press said, ‘Give it a rest. Stop wearing it.'”