Tomboy Turned Movie Star: Cara Delevingne's Style Evolution in 25 Photos

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The thing about Cara is that, while she was first known as the model who hoarded bacon and could contort her features into impressively ghoulish expressions, she's also carving out a space for herself as a bona fide movie star. With that (reportedly permanent) career change comes an ever-changing wardrobe, the most exemplary looks from which we've collected here.

<p>We open on present-day Cara, whose style mainly consists of leggy dresses and fitted suits. But it wasn't always like that. </p>
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July 21, 2015

We open on present-day Cara, whose style mainly consists of leggy dresses and fitted suits. But it wasn't always like that.

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<p>Told you re: the abbreviated hemline thing. </p>
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July 18, 2015

Told you re: the abbreviated hemline thing.

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<p>See? </p>
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July 8, 2015

See?

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<p>Ditto. Also, here's <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/news/a14984/cara-delevingne-orange-eyeshadow/">an ode to her eyeshadow</a>—just because. </p>
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July 5, 2015

Ditto. Also, here's an ode to her eyeshadow—just because.

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<p>Houndstooth this time. </p>
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June 16, 2015

Houndstooth this time.

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<p>Another strong pants look, though this one has the addition of hand-painted body art. </p>
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May 4, 2015

Another strong pants look, though this one has the addition of hand-painted body art.

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<p>No shoes, no problem because I was too distracted making a note to bring the bandeau-under-suit pairing back. </p>
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March 10, 2015

No shoes, no problem because I was too distracted making a note to bring the bandeau-under-suit pairing back.

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<p>Here is monster-print Cara.</p>
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June 5, 2014

Here is monster-print Cara.

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<p>Short, sassy, fringe-y Cara. </p>
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January 20, 2015

Short, sassy, fringe-y Cara.

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<p>Chanel jacket and Minnie Mouse onesie Cara. &lt;--- v. rare sighting</p>
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December 2, 2014

Chanel jacket and Minnie Mouse onesie Cara. <--- v. rare sighting

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<p>Sheer jumpsuit with hot pants and seatbelt top Cara. </p>
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September 30, 2014

Sheer jumpsuit with hot pants and seatbelt top Cara.

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<p><del>Pre-blacklist Cara.</del> Another deep-neckline suit Cara. </p>
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September 15, 2014

Pre-blacklist Cara. Another deep-neckline suit Cara.

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<p>Underworld boss who likes the finer things in life and cocktail stirrers Cara. </p>
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September 2, 2014

Underworld boss who likes the finer things in life and cocktail stirrers Cara.

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<p>Contemplating her abs Cara. </p>
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May 21, 2014

Contemplating her abs Cara.

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<p>If you look closely, you can see the coolness radiating from Cara. If you look even closer, you can also see Stella McCartney grabbing Kate Bosworth's ass in the background. </p>
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May 5, 2014

If you look closely, you can see the coolness radiating from Cara. If you look even closer, you can also see Stella McCartney grabbing Kate Bosworth's ass in the background.

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<p>The blouse-and-pencil-skirt combo is quite ladylike for C, but note the exposed midriff, which cleverly breaks up the solidness a fully-buttoned longer top would have created. </p>
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April 24, 2014

The blouse-and-pencil-skirt combo is quite ladylike for C, but note the exposed midriff, which cleverly breaks up the solidness a fully-buttoned longer top would have created.

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<p>Crazy-print co-ords Cara, plus Mulberry backpack Cara. </p>
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March 3, 2014

Crazy-print co-ords Cara, plus Mulberry backpack Cara.

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<p>Plunging neckline + strapless = disaster for most regular people. But not her.</p>
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October 4, 2013

Plunging neckline + strapless = disaster for most regular people. But not her.

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<p>Although <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a14046/cara-delevingne-suki-waterhouse-georgia-jagger-band/">the musical half of CaKE</a> wears Big-Moment gowns like nobody's business (she's a model, duh), you can tell she feels most comfortable in louche suits that mimic the sweats she likes for everyday life. </p>
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September 14, 2013

Although the musical half of CaKE wears Big-Moment gowns like nobody's business (she's a model, duh), you can tell she feels most comfortable in louche suits that mimic the sweats she likes for everyday life.

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<p>The fascinator: not really Cara. The sideboob: Yes. </p>
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July 9, 2013

The fascinator: not really Cara. The sideboob: Yes.

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<p>Definitely top five <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/g2879/best-celebrity-red-carpet-moments/">Best Look Ever contenders</a>.<br></p>
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May 15, 2013

Definitely top five Best Look Ever contenders.

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<p>Going chronologically—meaning you would start this gallery backwards—this studded Burberry number would come out of nowhere and slap you in the face. "I'm a major celebrity now," it would say. "And don't you forget it." </p>
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May 6, 2013

Going chronologically—meaning you would start this gallery backwards—this studded Burberry number would come out of nowhere and slap you in the face. "I'm a major celebrity now," it would say. "And don't you forget it."

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<p>TBH, her beginning looks are a lot better than most people's most recent ones. It helps to be a fashion darling. </p>
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October 2, 2012

TBH, her beginning looks are a lot better than most people's most recent ones. It helps to be a fashion darling.

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<p>A star is born, but even in leather leggings and an Oscar the Grouch green jacket, she has yet to develop a definitive style. Just wait. </p>
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April 20, 2012

A star is born, but even in leather leggings and an Oscar the Grouch green jacket, she has yet to develop a definitive style. Just wait.

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