The Weekend’s Best Dressed: V Festival's Mad Hatters!

23 August 2010

Of course, it wasn’t just the awesome bands that had Grazia Daily jumping for joy at the V Festival. Oh no. The festie fashion was also pretty darn rocking and we spent many an hour tallying up the number of Daisy Dukes, floppy hats and Hunter wellies we spotted. So we’ve inspected Zoe Kravitz and Eliza Doolittle's outfits, but what of the rest, hm? Well lucky for you, it's time for this weekend’s cream of the crop...

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It’s official, ladies: ‘70s-inspired hats are back! Drew Barrymore, Pixie Lott and Laura Whitmore all added a hippy vibe to their ensembles with their J-Lo-esque felt versions. Who needs dry shampoo + waterproofs when you have a floppy to throw on, eh? We're particuarly loving Pixie's adorable gold toned frock with a black overlay, which she informed us is from Milly's A/W '10 collection, teamed with Burberry Prorsum boots *drool* And as for the MTV presenter, we asked Laura to give us a run-down on her funky festival clobber. Watch the results below:

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Florence Welch also turned to the must-have item to compliment her British eccentric look that was brim-ming with coolness. Aside from the hat, we’ve got our beady eye on her leopard print Lily bag from Mulberry’s AW10 collection. YUM.

But don’t be fooled into thinking the trendsetters turn to hats in order to slink around unnoticed, because just check out Jameela Jamil who topped off her Fullcircle dress with this attention-grabbing military number. Chezza Cole, get placing your order pronto!

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Apparently Alexa Chung was also desperate to get in on the hat act. But hang on, isn't that a pineapple?! Put it down, dear.

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As usual, Paloma Faith brought her own unique twist to the trend with what looks like a lazer-cut doily - a lady-like touch a-top her hilarious Happy Hippo dress by up-and-coming designer Yang Du. Look familiar? That’s because Marina Diamandis has already sported the kooky number. But despite the style pickpocketing, we'll let Paloma off seeing it’s just too good a dress not to see a re-run, right?

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As for the non-hat-wearers, Karen Gillan avoided the typical festie trends with her monochrome ensemble consisting of a velvet jacket over a white ruffled blouse she picked up from her favourite vintage shop in Edinburgh. Carvella lace-up boots and her mate’s bag complete the look.

We also were impressed to see Karen’s joined the berry lip brigade that Grazia Daily was championing last week, so we asked the Doctor Who star for her top tip when it comes to nailing the look. ‘Keep it dark in the centre then smudge slightly at the edges to give a softer effect,’ she told us. Otherwise her essential item is (yep, you guessed it) dry shampoo. Perhaps someone could do with a hat after all...?

Grazia Daily fave, La Roux ensured she stood out from the crowd in her mega-shouldered gold jacket, skinny jeans and embellished brogues – plus that fiery flame of a quiff, of course, which is a hat in itself, no?

It might not be a regular occurence, but we admit to being highly impressed with Coleen Rooney’s outfit. Why? Well she’s got her mitts on the much-coveted clothing line by Nicole Richie (jeals). Her black waistcoat is indeed from Winter Kate and little Miss Co.Ro wore it over a simple Topshop vest, Jimmy Choo Hunters and J Brand shorts. Surprisingly impressive, no?

Providing a dollop of Hollywood glam, Gemma Arterton rolled up in some forever-on-trend leopard print enlivened by a slick of red lippy and a pair of over-the-knee boots as a nice alternative to all those muddy wellies.

Princess Beatrice

And finally, what better way to conclude this collection than with a curtsy for British royalty? Yes, Princess Beatrice graced us with her presence wearing this cute-as-pie floral frock under a faded denim jacket. Could we have a new Queen Bea of Festivals in our midst? Here's hoping...

So hats off to you, gals! And although we're sure you'll agree it was a 'V' good show of Best Dressers, we want to know who was your fave, so get a-voting!

by Jessica Vince



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