If you are watching season 5 of Netflix’s “The Crown,” you may have come away with two thoughts – one, Prince Charles is no Dominic West and two, Elizabeth Debicki is spot on as Princess Diana, especially when it comes to recreating her wardrobe. From tailored suits to shoulder-bearing cocktail dresses, Diana knew how to express herself through clothing and the costume designers for the show took note. Diana pushed the boundaries of the compulsory royal fashion in small but noticeable ways. A bright colored frock would speak for her when she felt silenced or an oversized accessory asserted her power, while also conveying the metaphorical weight of that power. It was no easy feat to be Princess Diana, but she pulled off the fashion component flawlessly. Her clothing became a shining light through her own darkness and dysfunction, and she became an icon for strong women all over the world. Let’s see how we might style a few of her looks today!

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Catch Friday’s Shop Talk on Instagram @stcharlesavenuemag at the Roosevelt Hotel’s Gift Emporium

How to Dress Like Princess Diana

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Sapphire Halo Ring, Jack Sutton

One Shoulder Dress, Febe

Pretzel Leather Bag, Neiman Marcus

Pink Pump, Saks Fifth Avenue 

How to Dress Like Princess Diana

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Patek Philippe Watch, Lee Michaels

Nilli Lotan Sweater, Saks Canal Place

Rick Owens Skirt, Weinstein’s

Tusk Ring, Pied Nu 

How to Dress Like Princess Diana

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Silver Belt, Pilot / Powell

Ruffle One Shoulder Dress, Macy’s

Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Earrings, Wellington & Co 

How to Dress Like Princess Diana

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Earrings, Friend & Co

Jacquard One Shoulder Dress, Febe

Satin Pouch, Moda Operandi 

How to Dress Like Princess Diana

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Vintage Tiffany & Co. Earrings, Wellington & Co

Floral Dress, Febe

Sunglasses, Monomin 

Events this week: 

November 17 – St. John trunk show at Saks Canal Place 

November 19 – Sotre Collection 8th Anniversary Party- (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – champagne, coffee and local shopping 

November 19-28 – Mignon Faget Black Friday Sale, Savings on pearls and other classic pieces