Dress at Downton

All about the costumes of Downton Abbey, and actual clothing from the time it's set.

I generally post in series, and I love suggestions of topics or designers or other stuff that people specifically want to see, just because they want to know or because they're doing research for a fic.

Whenever I post images of extant clothing or fashion plates from museums, I give the full citation with accession number, museum name, title, and date - you just have to click on the picture to see it.

Quick little aside on Zillah.  Her clothing is definitely based on styles from the 1850s and early 1860s, most noticeably with the pagoda sleeves, unlike anything the other characters wear.  While people did tend to cling a little bit to what was fashionable in their youth, this is a bit exaggerated in order to make the point.

She does not wear a corset, which was appropriate for her social status and age.

Lark Rise to Candleford, 1.01

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