Princess Diana isn’t just our perennial style icon – but Duchess Kate's, too. You only have to look at Kate's Sezane pie-crust collar blouse expertly layered over a maroon knit in her most recently released portrait, for the photography book Hold Still, or her and Prince William's recent outing to a farm in Durham and the adorable video released for their 10th wedding anniversary to see where her fashion inspiration comes from.
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Princess Diana and Duchess Kate are both fans of the 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.
It’s not the first time Kate has been influenced by Diana’s imitable style. Polka dot dresses are both big favourite looks of both Duchess Kate and Princess Diana, along with initial necklaces, military-esque dresses and nautical knits.
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As our obsession with dressing from the waist up continues (you can thank lockdown for that), 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
Ruffle high neck top, £25, ASOS
Ruffle detail cotton broderie top, £30, Coast
Frill collar and cuff blouse, £24.95, House of Bruar
Ruffled Mulberry silk blouse, £95, & Other Stories
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Pintuck detail blouse, £28, Warehouse
Stand-up collar blouse, £69, Arket
Cotton ruffled blouse, £42, La Redoute
Broderie anglaise blouse, £80, Boden
Dobby spot cotton blouse, £119, Brora
Broderie anglaise frill blouse, £7.50, Missguided
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Best pie-crust knits
Collared jumper, £24.99, H&M
Mango shirt collar striped jumper, £35.99, John Lewis
Oversized frill neck sweat, £39.20, Warehouse
Lace blouse detail jumper, £83, Ted Baker
Ruffled sweater, £38, The White Stuff
Sandro embroidered collar wool jumper, £249, Farfetch
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