The Search for 'Downton Abbey' Inspired Fashions
By newnoblewoman on February 22, 2012
White Fabric, with Black Embroidery
This look is in style right now, so luckily can be found on a variety of dresses and blouses.
An embroidered blouse from White House | Black Market, $98:
This dress isn't embroidered, but it looks great. Available at Piperlime, $121.99:
Or, go for the reverse look with this jersey dress with soutache embroidery. Available at Macy's, $119.50:
Understated Color, with Lots of Feminine Touches
Chiffon and lace come together in this pale green dress. There are similar options with lace from Dillard's.
This Willow & Clay dress of pewter chiffon, with beaded latticework around the neck, has a similar feel with a modern flair. Available at Dillard's, $59.40:
For a more casual look that's still long and ladylike, this knit maxi dress has touches of lace in the front and back. Available at Dillard's, $46.80:
The Women in White
The pre-war days in Downton Abbey include some almost all-white ensembles for the ladies. Add a straw hat, and the look is complete.
This is more pink than white, but it's definitely old-fashioned. Plus, it's machine washable. Available at Talbots, $139:
This shirtdress with a bumble-bee print is cotton and silk. Available at Anthropologie, $148:
This macrame dress almost looks handmade. Available at Piperlime, $148:
Embroidered, Black and Sheer
There are plenty of evening dresses that are similar to this style. But what about something more casual? Scroll down for a dress that can go either way.
With a different belt, this Chelsea & Violet embroidered dress can have a Downton Abbey feel (you have to zoom in to see the embroidery). Available at Dillard's, $148:
Do you have other suggestions? Let me know, and I'll add them to the list!
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