Sunday 25 September 2016

Glastonbury festival fashion could be the most boring ever as stars dress down to battle the mud

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 27/06/2016 | 11:05

Laura Whitmore, Cara Delevingne and Nick Grimshaw attend Glastonbury 2016
Laura Whitmore, Cara Delevingne and Nick Grimshaw attend Glastonbury 2016
Ellie Goulding is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Alexa Chung is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Sunday June 26, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Rita Ora watches Tame Impala on The Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh are seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Daisy Lowe is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Charli XCX is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It may be a festival and not a fashion show, but this year's Glastonbury proved to be particularly underwhelming in the style stakes.

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As the Somerset site was hit by torrential rain, stars played it safe by mostly sticking to the tried and tested uniform of wellies, cut-off shorts and oversized knits.

Kate Moss and Sienna Miller are credited with practically inventing festival fashion as we know it back in the 2000s, but more than a decade on, this well-trodden look is ready to be retired.

This year's festival style was about as unoriginal as it gets. Amidst the sea of Hunter boots and wax jackets, some of the A-list guests livened things up, as Cara Delevingne debuted some bright blue plaits and Alexa Chung paired a pastel pink cardigan with shiny black vinyl trousers.

Alexa Chung is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Sunday June 26, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Alexa Chung is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Sunday June 26, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Laura Whitmore is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Alexa Chung is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Daisy Lowe is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Rita Ora watches Tame Impala on The Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Edie Campbell wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Nick Grimshaw wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Charli XCX is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo : Yui Mok/PA Wire
Cara Delevigne attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex Huckle/Getty Images)
Ellie Goulding is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Olly Alexander of Years & Years wears Converse at Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Glastonbury Festival Site on June 26, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Converse)
Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh backstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Rita Ora backstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Charli XCX is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Nicholas Hoult attends day 1 of Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Hunter)
Suki Waterhouse and Lily Donaldson attend the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Millie Mackintosh wears Converse at Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Glastonbury Festival Site on June 25, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Converse)
Poppy Delevigne wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Actor Luke Evans wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Millie Mackintosh wears Converse at Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Glastonbury Festival Site on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Converse)
Poppy Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse backstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cara was joined by her older sister Poppy, who looked remarkably clean in a shearling biker jacket and floral sun dress.

Unlike its sunnier Californian cousin Coachella, the British festival is so often plagued by poor weather that you’re less likely to find celebrities dressing to impress than dressing down to battle the mud.

Lottie Moss took styling tips from big sis Kate as she celebrated the end of her A-levels with a trip to the festival and resurrected her supermodel sister’s infamous boho wardrobe with a broderie anglaise blouse and embroidered waistcoat.

Laura Whitmore was suited and booted with festival staples including denim shorts, Hunter wellies and flower crown, but she sparkled with plenty of glitter as she met up with friends including Niall Horan.

Laura Whitmore is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Laura Whitmore is seen backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Friday June 24, 2016. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh backstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Suki Waterhouse and Lily Donaldson attend the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)

The One Direction star kept a low profile for most of the weekend, but took to Twitter to let his followers know he was unfazed by the poor weather, writing: “Happy a pig in s***e.”

For the men, it was a similar story, as the flannel shirt continued its reign on the likes of Luke Evans and Nick Grimshaw, while Nicholas Hoult opted for a Hunter bomber jacket to match his wellies.

Thankfully, Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander could be counted on to bring some colour to the festival, shimmering in a silver hoodie and electric blue shorts.

During the band’s set, he swapped the metallics for a rainbow-coloured feather poncho and delivered a heartfelt speech about Pride where he instructed the crowd to “shove a rainbow in fear’s face”.

Nick Grimshaw wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Nick Grimshaw wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Nicholas Hoult attends day 1 of Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Hunter)
Actor Luke Evans wearing Coach attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)
Olly Alexander of Years & Years wears Converse at Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Glastonbury Festival Site on June 26, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Converse)
Olly Alexander of Years & Years wears Converse at Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Glastonbury Festival Site on June 26, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for Converse)

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