The popularity of the Downton Abbey series has been making inroads into the fashion world, and I must say I’m pleased and relieved! Just check out this article/ slideshow via the Washington Post, showing designers’ interpretations of Downton Abbey inspired fashion. If this ladylike look has hit the runway, then hopefully we’ll be seeing a trickle down effect into mainstream fashion. The more period dramas like Downton Abbey, Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire influence women to dress in a more classy manner the happier I am!
In this era of muffin tops, G-strings sticking out the top of low rise jeans and miniskirts and dresses that cover less than what they give you to put on in the exam room at your doctor’s office, it would be refreshing to see a little more modesty. In my humble opinion, when it comes to flesh exposure, less is definitely more! A little mystery is so much more interesting and enticing than throwing it all out there at once.
Which brings me back to this whole turn of the century style resurgence. Now it may not catch on in a big enough way for these looks to show up in all the cheesy fast fashion chain stores. But I’m hoping we do see more alternatives for ladies and girls looking for something different and classic. And these types of silhouettes would be flattering on a variety of figures.
Here are a couple of photos of the ladies from Downton Abbey. Lovely! Now of course, these are photos of more formal type dresses. But you can find more casual fashions that are in the spirit of these feminine fashions. Over at the New Noblewoman blog, she has a post with some nice suggestions for everyday wear!
But since my business specializes in dressing women for vintage themed special events and weddings, I put together a dressier look that would be perfect for a Downton Abbey inspired garden party or informal wedding.
What do you think of this more modest ladylike look?
Thanks for vistiing:)