3 of Princess Diana’s Iconic Outfits Just Sold for Almost $300,000—See Them Here

Have you ever wished for a closet fit for a princess? Well, you may have just missed a major chance. Why? Three of Princess Diana’s outfits hit the auction block this past Monday.

According to Us Weekly, the three historic looks sold for nearly $300,000, which was almost triple the anticipated amount. That’s because unlike the late princess’s evening wear that’s made the auction rounds since the ’90s, her daywear is much more rare.   

As auction house owner Kerry Taylor told the Daily Mail, “Daywear dresses she wore for more formal functions she either gave to friends or charity shops, so they have mostly disappeared. These were very well documented outfits and one of a kind as they were made specifically for her.”

So what was up for bid? The first ensemble was a peach Catherine Walker double-breasted polka-dot coatdress. Princess Di most notably wore this during the President of the Republic of Turkey’s state visit in 1988.

princess diana peach polka dot outfit
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It sold for an astounding $116,765.

The next item was a striped and polka-dot David and Elizabeth Emanuel she donned during a visit to Bahrain with Prince Charles in 1986. Note the play on texture and print.

princess diana blue and white stripe and polkadot dres
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This went for a cool $133,073. Nuts, right?

The oldest item up for auction was a Jasper Conran bright red wool suit from 1984. It was worn by Diana when she named the Royal Princess cruise liner.

princess diana red suit cruiseliner
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This one was a steal at $78,474.

The collector who put these gorgeous items up for sale also auctioned off two outfits owned by Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson and a set of silk dresses worn by Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth in 1935 (!), which went for $36,395.

That’s some collection. If only it was ours. 


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