With the final series of Downton Abbey behind us, many of us are considering what we are now going to do between 9pm and 10pm on a Sunday evening. Not only have we enjoyed the breath-taking countryside, the intrigue of what goes on upstairs and downstairs but also to ogle at the elaborate costumes that most of us can only dream about. I for one am feeling a trifle bereft having watching every episode of every series.
Downton Abbey has long been revered for its show-stopping costumes and this series does not disappoint. With elaborate accessories and hues of mystical romance, it is providing enough fringe, pearl and lace detail to satisfy even the most hardened of style critics. So, banish those corsets (so passé, darling) and bring on the flapper silhouette.
Out on the streets, sales of long silk gloves, pearls and empire waisted dresses have soared since Downton Abbey aired. The popularity of Downton Abbey and its beautiful costumes has inspired a whole new demand for 1900s fashion accessories like hats and shrugs too.
British hunting parties and opulent candlelit dinners of bygone eras have inspired a return of the county and glamorous looks.
So how can we bring a little Downton into our daily lives without having to have our maid’s available to dress us?
The choice is yours.
Remember, in the words of the Dowager Countess of Grantham (played by Maggie Smith) – “I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”
Why not find out which of the Downton Fashions are for you by booking a style consultation? Drop waist dresses are not for everyone! Get in touch with me to book today.