27 June 2011

The Weekend's Best Dressed: GLASTO-BULOUS!

From the gob-smackingly outlandish to the devastatingly cool, Glastonbury (or 'Glas-ten-berry' as it will now be known) provided a bucket load of outfits to keep us style watchers enthralled. So who cares about the sludgey mud caking your new wellies or lashings of rain soaking your Daisy Dukes, because here are a bevvy of inspirational outfits to see us through festival season. Yes, folks, this is the weekend's Fest Dressed!

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Let's begin with the patron saint of Glastonbury. Kate Moss may have secured the No.1 spot for the Best Festival Outfit Ever thanks to that iconic combo of hotpants and wellies circa 2005, but as a soon-to-be married woman, Mossy covered up this time round thanks to a pair of none-the-less fabulous snakeskin trousers topped off with a slouchy khaki tee under a power-shouldered biker. How very 'l'm with the band' of her. But the ultimate accessory? A very dapper Hamish Bowles, thank you very much (we want).

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Back for another round of Festival Fash-off with Mossy was Alexa Chung and her tomboyish Glast'robe. For her 2011 stint, Chungers proved that aside from the obligatory denim cut-offs and progressively-muddier wellies, floppy headgear is the ultimate must-have item this season. Grazia Daily is seriously coveting her '70s-perfect wide brim hat, not least because it makes a nice change from the standard fedora but also because, come rain or shine, it'll keep you protected in the chic-est way possible. Sorted!

And here's more! When the sunshine appeared on Day 2, Alexa ditched her Kat Slater leopard print coat for a trusty Barbour (so classic) with her studded Burberry bag and by Sunday, when temperatures soared to sweltering degrees, the Brit beauty was spotted in a cutesy but fuss-free little white dress similiar to the one she rocked in the desert at Coachella earlier this summer, remember? Could LWDs officially be the new festie trend, we wonder...

Not if these ladies have anything to do with it! Yes, we all know Daisy Dukes are the go-to item for almost every woman on Worthy farm but for those blessed with mile-long pins, the style is that much easier to pull off, as exhibited by ridiculously leggy models Poppy Delevigne, Lily Donaldson and Sara Blomqvist. All three teamed their cut-offs with wellies, baggy T-shirts and long-strapped Mulberry bags (veeery nifty for glamping, we'll have you know). Grazia Daily is particuarly fond of Ms Blomqvist's baby blue Hudson shorts, which she teamed with a Mother of Pearl top, for a colour-popping twist on the trend. Too, too cool.

Speaking of bringing some colour-popping to the proceedings, Cara Delevigne and Jacquetta Wheeler also got in on the act. Poppy's li'l sis went bright rather than boring thanks to her funky mix of blues, from turquoise Burberry shades (the Burberry Brights collection, dontcha know) to that cobalt sports bra under pale River Island dungarees, accessorised with an across-the-body bag from Mulberry (like the Wheeler's), comfy high-top trainers and a hippy-esque head scarf. Seriously, this is Glasto gold, no? Meanwhile, Jacquetta proved mud does not have to spell safe black-on-black; in fact, it's the perfect excuse to brighten up with a bold splash of fun.

And a final hurrah for our fave grunge girls who also emerged from the mud. Alice Dellal added some va-va-voom to her Diesel jeans + clompy boots + midriff-bearing vest with a pair of cat-eye sunnies and Pixie Geldof opted for a camping-practical military shirt-meets-coat over her black leggings for an inspired alternative to all those waxy coats.

So what thinkest you of this year's Glast'robe? Who wins the style showdown, peoples? Cast your verdict below. Plus, don't forget to pick up the new issue of Grazia - out tomorrow! - for tips and styling tricks from the coolest glampers on the Glasto fields...

- Jessica Vince


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