Confession: I love Downton Abbey….a lot…maybe to much. OH WELL. I would highly recommend it. Plus, it is set in the 1910s, which happens to be one of my favorite eras in fashion EVER. It is less fancy than the 1800s but more fancy than the 1920s, making it perfect! And, this was the time when people got fancied up for dinner every night, so there are a lot of gorgeous dresses.
This is quite possibly my favorite dress from the whole series. I think it’s just something about the color and the detail and the flapper-esque quality it has. Did I mention that on this show they actually wear clothes multiple times so I get to see this dress often :).
This was also a HUGE highlight. If you noticed, this dress is actually kinda pants which back then this was shocking! Again, i loved the detail and the color and it just fit her so well. I think I was born in the wrong century…
This would have been considered casual, day clothes. I know, now this would probably even be fancy for a wedding. I wish it was still normal to wear quality, and detailed clothing….sigh, I can dream. Look how theses dresses are tailored to make them look the best they can. And the pastels are perfect for that light.
I am only halfway through season 2, so don’t say anything about future events!
So I would also like to add that Downton Abbey is my all time favorite show…like on this entire planet. I came across an episode while watching Masterpiece: Classics on PBS and had no idea how big of a deal this show was in both Britain and America! I thought I was the only one who watched it! (crazy, right?) Anyway, Daisy basically gave the whole run down on the clothes, so I thought I’d add my input on the accessories back then…and maybe some other outfits also.
I know Daisy already wrote about this outfit, but this picture gives a better view of the headpiece she’s wearing. I LOVE THE HEADPIECES THEY WORE BACK THEN. If you look closely, you can see the gorgeous jewels and deep colors of jade and purple in it. The headband really brings the whole rebel look (at least for those times) together.
First off, the parts of sheer on the dress are stunning, especially the embroidered flower across her chest. I would actually consider wearing something like this even now. Despite the character’s role in the show, I think the girl playing the part is so pretty and really rocks the whole headband-straight-across-my-forehead very nicely. It strikes great contrast against her vibrant red hair.
Dude, even the elderly knew how to work it! I loved the long, elegant necklaces the lady facing the picture is wearing! Oh, and you have to love the nod to flapper fashion with the little feather sticking out from her hat.
This picture is officially from a magazine and not from the actual show, but the actresses are still wearing Downton Abbey-like attire. If I lived in this time period, and my name happened to be Lady Rose, I would make it my duty to own all three of those dresses. To me, these dresses embody all the work and detail that went into making a beautiful piece of clothing back in that time. Omg, I’m trying to pick a favorite out of the three, but I just can’t!
Even though this isn’t necessarily Downton Abbey, I just had to talk about my one true love for Michelle Dockery, actress who plays Lady Mary, because she is a flawless human being. Although, I might have to say that the dress she wore to the Golden Globe Award really sweeped me off my feet. Like I was seriously not expecting this at all. I’m usually skeptical about most of the daring dress choices at award shows but just omg the detail of the top! It just looks so effortless on her, I just can’t.
So that concludes our rather long post on the wonderous world of fashion in Downton. Stay tuned for more commentary on even more glamorous dresses!
Lots of Love <3