How Cara Delevingne Broke Style Rules – And Our Hearts – At The Royal Wedding

Sister Poppy wasn't far off, either...

Cara in her top hat and tails

by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Cara Delevingne is a pal of Princess Eugenie of York, and her family are pretty posh, and so it was no great surprise that she’d be invited along to Eugenie’s wedding to tequila promoter Jack Brooksbank. What did shock and awe us, though, is how poorly Cara adhered to the dress code yet still looked so astounding.

Donning a top hat and tails, the model-cum-actress flouted the tradition that women at weddings wear dresses, coat-dresses and fascinators and instead went for full, queer androgyny. Kitted out with a tie, a toothpick and cumberbund, she looked like the sort of gangster who very probably buried all the bodies of all her enemies on the way to the church. She looked like the Rat Pack. She looked like she could open a bottle of champagne with a flick of her pinky finger. All this, in towering black heels!

Cara in her top hat and tails

She wasn’t the only Delevingne to reach incredible via an untraditional route - Poppy Delevingne, who turned up a little earlier arm in arm with their dad, Charles, wore a brilliant bight blue fascinator with fur-ended arrows spiking into it (if you can’t picture it, we’ll show you a picture in a second, but imagine a blue WKD being shaken up), and a flower-print mesh dress which left a lot of skin on show. Was she wearing underwear underneath? We are yet to get confirmation of this, but it’s got us wondering, and that’s pretty special for a royal wedding, isn’t it?

Poppy Delevingne

Maybe, because Eugenie is ninth in the line to the throne, this wedding is a bit more relaxed than those previous. Perhaps, the modernised elements of Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry have paved the way for a less strict approach. What is for sure, though, is that it’s very windy out there, and both Cara and Poppy managed to treat the 41mph gusts with absolute prowess, like the strut to St George’s Chapel was just any old catwalk runway.

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