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First things first: We’re basically devastated that Prince Harry is off the market. So we did what any normal girl would do and ordered up a little style recon on his possible princess-to-be, Cressida Bonas, to compare ourselves to her. Our findings: She’s super pretty and seems nice and she’s totally the anti-Duchess Catherine (at least in the wardrobe department).
We’re not passing judgment. Catherine’s style is completely classic, while Bonas is on the trendy, throwback end of the style spectrum. As seen in the photos above, the 24-year-old dancer looks like a walking Topshop ad, or maybe Alicia Silverstone circa 1995. And we sorta love it.
Let’s start with the scrunchie. Earlier this month, Bonas was out and about with her royal beau in London wearing the black velvet hair accessory with a pair of gray skinnies, plaid topper and cross necklace (paging early ’90s Madonna!). And lest you think that was a one-off, she displayed another gem from her scrunchie collection, teamed with a pair of overalls, at the Glastonbury Festival earlier this year. (Judging by the outfit, we’re guessing that’s the British version of Coachella.)
Even her royal wedding outfits have a retro feel. She topped a floral maxi dress with a green blazer (which reminds one editor of her favorite Gap fern-green blazer from 1996) at the nuptials of Rupert Finch and Lady Natasha Rufus. And her red carpet style is funkier still: At a pre-Wimbledon party, she hit the carpet in a pastel print palazzo pant jumpsuit with a navy sequin topper, and yes, what we believe to be crimped hair.
Should Harry pop the question, Cressida may be the first royal to wear scrunchies and overalls ironically. But there’s no doubt that hair will look great in a tiara. What do you think of Bonas’s anti-princess style? Are you a fan of her wardrobe?
For much more on the couple, including a look at how Cressy compares to Kate, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday