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Princess Diana’s ‘80s Ski Style Is Pure Winter Holiday Goals

From ‘80s ski suits to signature sunglasses, Princess Diana’s piste-side style was inspirational AF.

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An experienced skier, Princess Diana’s relaxed piste-side style complemented her effortless approach to sports. From ‘80s ski suits to signature sunglasses, Princess Diana was the original ‘alpine chic’ influencer.

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Diana didn’t take sport too seriously with flashy equipment, instead opting for a practical ski suit which was fitting of the late ‘80s and ‘90s, and, of course, some killer accessories.

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Whatever the weather, Princess Diana’s accessory game never faltered, always heading out onto the slopes with a pair of sunglasses (safety first) and gold hoop earrings completing the look.

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Even off the slopes, Diana didn’t drop any style points. Unphased by the snow, she wore a denim jumpsuit, white cowboy boots, and a leather jacket taking Prince William and Prince Harry on a sleigh ride in Lech, Austria.

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In later years, Princess Diana swapped out the signature ‘80s ski suit for leopard-print legging-style salopettes and a Bogner ski jacket, making walking in ski boots look like a walk in the park (which is no easy feat).

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Diana later switched up her Bogner ski jacket with a bright red puffer jacket over her skin-tight salopettes, teamed with a black polo neck sweater, black ski mittens, and, of course, her signature slope-side accessories: sunglasses and gold hoops.

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Skiing with children can be stressful, but Princess Diana always looked happiest with her two sons by her side. Knitted polo neck jumpers became a mainstay of her wardrobe in the early ‘90s, here opting for a white one underneath a peachy pink V-neck sweater on a sleigh ride with William and Harry.

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Whilst she always looked effortlessly chic on the slopes, Diana never sacrificed practicality for style, opting for ski goggles and a warm scarf over her head when the weather turned. I mean, who says you can’t do both?