The Regal Fashion in Downton Abbey Makes Us Want to Travel Back in Time
As any fan of Downton Abbey knows, each episode presents equal opportunity to marvel over elegant costumes and escape into Crawley family drama. After all, it's often the fashion choices the characters make that stir the pot, enraging the Dowager Countess of Grantham or delaying dinner for an elaborate change into evening wear.
But what really sticks out to us about the TV show, which takes place in Yorkshire in the early 1900s, is how each member of the family manages to develop a signature style, especially at a time of progress. Throughout the series, Lady Mary, Lady Edith, and Lady Rose have experimented with shorter hemlines, broken strict fashion rules, and slipped off their white gloves.
Scroll down to see some of the most memorable Downton Abbey looks from the fifth series and immerse yourself in regal snapshots until the trend cycle progresses next season. We're anticipating plenty of stylish costume updates once Tom hops over the pond to America, and maybe, just maybe, a wedding gown in Lady Mary's future.
You can catch Downton Abbey on Channel Seven at 9 p.m. on Sundays.