Cara Delevingne asked Princess Eugenie for permission to wear a suit at her wedding

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Cara Delevingne made headlines at Princess Eugenie's wedding last month when she wore a suit, complete with tailcoat and top hat - and in my mind she was the best dressed wedding guest there.

But while it was a maverick move, the model has since confessed she did ask her friend for approval first. Speaking to Grazia, she said she texted Eugenie just before the wedding.

She said, 'Eugenie has been a friend of mine since I was a kid, and I’ve always wanted to wear tails. I texted her, as I wasn’t sure about it, and she was like, ‘Of course, I expected nothing else from you!’'

And it turns out everyone else at the wedding loved it. 'I found it interesting how many people came up to me and said, ‘You’re so brave to wear that!’ I was like, really? I feel way more comfortable like this,' she said.

I see what she means, suits aren't traditional attire for women at normal weddings, let alone royal ones that are ruled by protocol.

But times are a'changing, and even Meghan loves wearing suits during official outings. And why the heck not?

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.