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Get the Look!-Downton Abbey Dresses for the Bride and her Guests

Summer is the perfect time to plan an outdoor Downton Abbey themed wedding, engagement party or bridal shower. The styles on the show portray the gentility of aristocratic ladies from the turn of the century into the 1920s.There is a definite aura surrounding these fashions, exuding that romantic, ladylike look of a bygone era.

You can certainly picture a bride and her guests strolling about on the lawn of a great estate or having high tea in a beautiful manicured garden while wearing these elegant dresses.

Whether you love the fashions from earlier seasons, which were Edwardian, or the more recent 1920s silhouettes, these styles are very appropriate for an outdoor affair with a classy Downton Abbey inspired high society theme.

Downton Abbey Edwardian fashion

Downton Abbey Edwardian fashion

Image source PBS

 

Downton Abbey 20s fashions

Downton Abbey 20s fashions

Below are styles we offer in Edwardian and 1920s looks.  Embroidered laces,  tulle and chiffon that are light and flowing, sure to keep you looking graceful and refined, no
matter how steamy it gets!

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Ivory embroidered tulle dress

Ivory embroidered tulle dress

Find these dresses here and here!

Downton Abbey inspired dresses

Downton Abbey inspired dresses available at Blue Velvet Vintage

Find this ivory and beige embroidered tulle dress here!

Ivory anf beige embroidered tulle 20s style dress

Ivory anf beige embroidered tulle 20s style dress

This ivory Edwardian style empire dress can be found here!

Ivory embroidered tulle Edwardian empire dress

Ivory embroidered tulle Edwardian empire dress

 

Of course, you need the right accessories to complete this early twentieth century look. Pair with parasols, white lace gloves, strands of pearls, t-strap heels and  cloche or wide brimmed straw hats festooned with flowers or bows and you’ll be styling in dreamy Downton Abbey fashion.

 

Have a glamorous day!

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Great Gatsby Fashion

The remake of “The Great Gatsby” is scheduled for its premiere in December 0f this year.   And the costumes are sure to be outstanding!  Along with Boardwalk Empire and the Artist,  this movie is is fueling a renewed interest in 1920s fashions.  Many people think Jazz Era fashions consisted only of beaded and fringed flapper dresses.    But most women wore styles quite different from the young, wild flapper girl who danced the night away in speakeasies.  Romantic, floaty dresses with dropped waistlines and handkerchief hemlines were also popular for special occasions.

Here is a photo of  Cary Mulligan who plays Daisy Buchanan in the “Gatsby” remake. On the set in a beautiful cream lace gown with assymetrical hem.

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Carrie Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

And here is Mia Farrow from the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby”

Gatsby

Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in 1974 The Great Gatsby

This is a great look for a 1920′s vintage inspired wedding.  Below  is  a dress  we carry at Blue Velvet Vintage that is reminiscent of these romantic “Gatsby Era” fashions.

Finish off with t-strap pumps, cloche hat and long strands of pearls .

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Nataya 20s inspired ivory lace and embroidered tulle handkerchief hem dress

Nataya 20s inspired ivory lace and embroidered tulle handkerchief hem dress

 

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