Here’s why she rarely wore her hair up...

Daily Mail - - Diana's Dazzling Style Legacy -

Di­ana may have been a Princess, but her cropped hair was not typ­i­cally princessy.

in this re­spect, as in many oth­ers, she was the op­po­site of a tra­di­tion­al­ist.

While even mod­ern- day roy­als tend to favour long, clas­si­cal locks, Di­ana al­ways wore hers short.

in fact, the shorter her hair, the hap­pier she seemed to be. The only time it ever came close to graz­ing her shoul­ders was when she was in the grip of her de­mons.

The thin­ner she be­came, the big­ger her hair seemed to get, un­til it threat­ened to over­whelm her fea­tures.

no, Di­ana with short hair was a happy Di­ana, all dy­namic and sporty and in con­trol.

She rarely wore it up be­cause it just wasn’t ever re­ally long enough. That, and the fact she had a low, some­what un­ruly hair­line.

Her hair was thick and yet at the same time quite fly­away, so wear­ing her hair up re­quired vast amounts of hair­spray and fre­quent touch-ups, nei­ther of which were her thing.

Be­sides, over­all she sim­ply felt that the style was rather un­flat­ter­ing. Di­ana thought it em­pha­sised her nose which, al­though by no means a bad nose — in fact, it had a pleas­ing Greco- Ro­man qual­ity to it — she used to say was a bit ‘knob­bly’.

nowa­days, of course, what with ce­ramic straight­en­ers, Frizz Ease and myr­iad lo­tions and po­tions avail­able to stylists, it would have been a breeze keep­ing those tresses un­der con­trol.

and this might have saved her from the oc­ca­sional, some­what dis­as­trous at­tempts to com­pen­sate — for ex­am­ple with the Sloane hair­bands and, even worse, the chok­ers worn as tiaras, which only ended up mak­ing her look like she was at a fancy-dress party.

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High-main­te­nance styles: Di­ana found fancy up-dos and hair pieces a bore

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