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