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Frugal Fashion: Cara Delevingne's cocktail dress with an edge

November 16, 2011 |  7:02 am

ChloeModel Cara Delevingne may be a relative newcomer to the fashion industry, but the 19-year-old is fast becoming one to watch. The leggy Brit with famously long blonde tresses is popping up on magazine covers and fashion ads all over the world. This month she's the face of Vogue UK's H&M supplement cover, and she can be seen in an editorial in next month's Vogue Turkey.

Delevingne is the younger sister of model Poppy Delevingne. The sisters sit front row at most major fashion shows around the world and are well known fixtures on the U.K. social scene. 

Cara became the new face of Burberry's spring-summer campaign this year and opened and closed the spring Burberry Prorsum London runway show in September.

At the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London recently, Delevingne looked divine in a sparkly gold Burberry dress, black handbag, spiked bracelet and leather belt -- all by Burberry -- and combat-style boots by Tory Burch. Delevingne's look marries modern cocktail attire with edge. Her dress resembles liquid gold, perfect for the holidays and the combat boots offer comfort with an unexpected twist.

For a similar metallic gold dress try the the Siren dress in gold from for $75 or, for a shorter style, get the metallic V-neck dress from for $98.


Delevingne's accessories offer hard accents to her otherwise soft, gold ensemble. For similar pieces try the Style & Co. wide patent mixed media belt for $19.98 from and the Asos premium spiked cuff multi pack from for $35.94.


Delevingne's choice of combat boots shows that the style is no longer just for '90s punkers. For a pair you can wear with denim or your favorite party dress try the Multi-buckle combat heel boot from for $42.50 or the Candie's wedge boots for $31.99 from


Grab a simple clutch, and you're sure to turn some heads at your next holiday party. And for the perfect jacket to wear over your new cocktail dress, check out some tips from our resident stylist, Melissa Magsaysay.


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-- Jenn Harris

Photo: British model Cara Delevigne arrives at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London on Nov. 7. Credit: Marta Ovod / Associated Press.

Dress photo from left: The Siren dress, $75 /; Metallic V-neck dress, $98 / 

Accessories photo from left: Style & Co. wide patent mixed media belt, $19.98 /; Asos premium spiked cuff milti pack, $35.94 / 

Boot photo from left: Multi-buckle combat heel boot, $42.50 / / Candie's wedge boot, $31.99 /