Downton Abbey {Edwardian Fashion Revival}

Thursday, February 23, 2012

As I read other blogs and see twitter and facebook updates, I see I was not alone in being pulled in by the PBS series Downton Abbey. Sometimes as I was watching, I would think, how am I in such a state of suspense at the troubles of a kitchen staff or two adults stealing a kiss out of wedlock? I still can't say how these seemingly trivial issues (as they would be considered by today's standards) seemed so shocking and interesting - keeping me on the edge of my seat, but they certainly did. (And I am now having serious withdrawals!)

What I do know, however, is that I was certainly in love with the costuming. Downton gave us fashion eye candy that rivals any red carpet and I found myself wishing we could go back to those marvelous days of fashion. It seems I am good company there too, because Vogue did a spread featuring the crowely sister and "how to get the look." I vote we say goodbye to the 80's revival in fashion and say hello to the 1910's! ...please. Well, some in the fashion industry have been taking note and reintroducing some of these fantastic period pieces.

Lady Sybil (R) 2012 Ralph Lauren collection on the runway (L)

So here is my little version "get the look," because while I do love those pretty chiffon and beaded numbers like this one:

 I am little more like Daisy than Lady Mary:

Shoes Via

Field Biology Maxi Via

Pair this Flared Ancora Blouse Via

with this lovely
 linen skirt Via

A modern twist of Edwardian Elements: long skirt, femine fabrics, a tailored this look from Club Monaco

Looking for the real deal? I love this dress to the moon and back! The cuts on the Edwardian era dresses were flattering and simple.  Shop: Adelines Attic

And for those of you who are like me and missing Downton Abbey as though it were your baby that went away to summer camp - here's a little somethin' somethin' to hold you over until season 3 begins in fall...Oh Mrs, Magonagall, I had no idea!


  1. LOL what a cute post! I love the fashion :)

  2. Great fashion indeed. Generations have passed which came along with varied trends but these lines of fashion still look awesome. :)



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