Inspired by: Downton Abbey

If the last few years have shown anything, it’s that television can bring fashion from the past and bring it to every major runway. With influences of Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, designers have been creating looks from period pieces that people are falling in love with all over again. The pre jazz woman of Downton Abby, dress in the glam styles of the early 1900’s. From the wars, the relationships and the clothes, this show is one to watch! Read on to learn how to bring out the inner Victorian woman, perfect for any tea party or occasion!

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Downton Abbey is a show set on a fictional estate of the Earl and Countess Grantham. The show follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, before the first World War. The series is set into motion, upon the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, causing the Crawley women to attempt to find a suitable heir in a husband. The family struggle to keep their estate and title in the family, but look fabulous all the while. The women of Downton Academy are the picture of a prim and proper Victorian woman, with pastels, lace and gloves!

Outfit Number 1

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To achieve the look of 1916 and 1917, English style think lace, lots of lace! This looks is a bit on the casual side, featuring a dress and pair of boots from Modcloth! I simply love the way hat the boots lace up all the way, and how the brown matches the gray of the dress! For accessories try jeweled earrings, a sparkly clutch and a fun Victorian style choker necklace!

Outfit Number 2

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The women of Downton Abbey love pastel colors, as they are perfect for a tea party! To emulate their look try a modest lace dress, which when paired with neutral accessories give the breezy vibe of a spring garden party!

Outfit Number 3

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This look is very similar to the one above, featuring a lace dress, and these adorable victorian style boots!  I also love this necklace and parasol!

Outfit Number 4

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This look is another dress from Modcloth! Made from a fairly neutral color, the black lace detailing give this look a more evening style feel. For accessories try a pair of black pumps, earrings and a shawl to keep you warm!

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Will you be checking out the show after reading this post? Would you wear any of these outfits? Let me know!

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