Are you as obsessed with the PBS drama, Downton Abbey as everyone else? If so, you are not going to want to miss out on this Downton Abbey Fashion Event. The Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina will feature the stylings form this show in February.
From the PBS website here is a bit of a synopsis from the first episode: “It’s 1912, and life in the Edwardian country house of Downton Abbey is idyllic and bustling for the Crawley family, aided by their cadre of servants. Robert, Earl of Grantham, his American heiress wife Cora, and their three daughters, along with Robert’s mother Violet, have lived largely uncomplicated lives. But the sinking of the Titanic hits home in an unexpected and dramatic way — Lord Grantham’s heir, James Crawley, and his son Patrick have perished. It’s personally agonizing (momentarily) for daughter Mary who was supposed to marry Patrick. On a grander scale, suddenly all the predictable succession plans have gone terribly awry, and unheard of questions now loom large — Who will be the new heir to the earldom? And what will happen to this distinguished estate, now in jeopardy? Mary’s grief is short lived as she sets her sights on another suitor, the Duke of Crowborough.As the drama unfolds among the aristocrats of Downton Abbey, changes are happening amidst the servants as well. John Bates has arrived as a new valet for Robert, but he has a pronounced limp, potentially making him unfit to perform his duties. Also, Bates seems to have some previous link to Robert, and a murky past. And, someone else in the servant’s quarters is darkly entangled with the fortunes of the family he serves.” How is that for a tease of this wonderful show! Now, if you haven’t seen it yet, there are clips online to get you up-to-date.
We all have our favorite sit com or television drama or soap opera. But, if you haven’t watched this series, you are truly missing out. This series just began its fifth season this past week and is becoming extremely popular by the episode.
Filmed at Highclere Castle in England, this show has really drawn quite the following. Because of this, let’s focus on the beautiful costuming for this series since there is such a calling for these dresses and hats I figured I would share some of our dresses that are inspired by the same time frame. With all of this, you will be more than prepared to talk the talk at the event at the Biltmore.
When you first started watching this series, what did you first notice? For me it was the amazing dresses of all the ladies. Both young and old, the styles were simply beautiful and elegant. And just look at their hair and accessories. Everything in its place and proper just as one would expect of a lady in the 1920s.
I read in a magazine recently that this show is about to get its own line of clothing. Why wait for that to happen. At the WardrobeShop.com we have several dresses that can help you live the Downton Abbey style at your next event. Look at the photo to the right. Do you see the dress that looks like this one? Does it look like this one?
Isn’t it amazing how much style there was so long ago. This era, the titanic era, was an exciting time.
So, now that you have your perfect Downton Abbey wardrobe ready, you can start planning the greatest 1920s party with your friends. Be sure to introduce them to this new show and the event at the Biltmore in February.