Yes, she became much more stylish after the end of such hands-on control by "The Firm". That plaid coat was utterly dreadful, and exaggerated even in terms of 1980s style.
The Queen and Princess Margaret seemed to do better as young women in tune with their times, but then the "New Look" was fairly fairy-princess to begin with, with its great skirts in reaction to wartime austerity. My mother would tell me how happy she was to be able to purchase all that fabric and make herself a beautiful dress.
I just hated those big boxy shoulders in 1980s clothing.
Ha! I have what I prefer to think of as "Rita Hayworth" shoulders and believe me, they don't need any help. I knew a woman who would go up to other women sporting those awful lumps in the shoulders of their blouses. She'd poke the shoulder pad and say, "Oh how clever -- you found a place to stash your Kotex!"
Ha ha, LaGatta ~ I didn't feel that you were! I was merely pointing out that, awful as the shoulder pads were, they were even worse on women already sufficiently shouldered. Note that Diana definitely didn't need them either.
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