Princess Diana isn’t just our perennial style icon – but Kate, Princess of Wales', too. You only have to look at how many times Kate has worn one of Princess Diana's iconic pie-crust blouses to see where her fashion inspiration comes from. (Hint: it's a lot, as you can see from these twinning times.)
Princess Diana and Princess Kate are both fans of the ruffle collar trend
Throw it back to the 80s and a pie-crust collar blouse was a mainstay of Princess Diana's wardrobe, often teaming hers with a skirt suit, midi skirt or pinstripe trousers. Case in point: the Caroline Charles outfit she was pictured wearing in 1983 and the Jasper Conran suit she opted for in 1981. Kate even wore a ME+EM pie crust vest on a royal visit to Copenhagen.
It’s not the only time Kate has been influenced by Diana’s imitable style. Polka dot dresses are both big favourite looks of both Princess Kate and Princess Diana, along with initial necklaces, military-esque dresses and nautical knits.
Channel Diana, Princess of Wales, with one of these stylish frill collar blouses and ruffle neckline jumpers from the high street to wear over Zoom or IRL.
Best pie-crust blouses
Frill collar blouse, £120/$180, & Other Stories
Ruffle trim linen blouse, £70/$95, Boden
Broderie pie crust collar cotton top, £32, JD Williams
Pie Crust blouse, £20.99, Lindex
James Lakeland Pie Crust Blouse, £40.50, House of Fraser
Viola frilled shirt, £65, Hush
Ruffle false collar, from £11.50/$11.99, Etsy
Best pie-crust knits
Collared jumper, £28.90, La Redoute
Frill collar jumper, from £15, River Island
Frill collar jumper, £29.50, Marks & Spencer
Lace blouse detail jumper, from £34, Ted Baker
Baukjen Frill Collar Jumper, £35, John Lewis
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