Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A slight obsession

When Downton Abbey was first released I thought it would another boring period drama, not my thing. But I admit I was completely wrong! I groaned when my mam "booked" the TV (does anyone do this or is it just my family?) and put it on but within 20 minutes I was hooked and religiously watched the rest of the series week by week. I won't go on too much about the great characters and addictive storyline but what I really want to talk about is the amazing costumes. I'm slightly in love with the summery dresses that the three daughters wore on the last episode to a garden party but there were some some great styles and prints throughout the series.

I love the floaty style of these dresses

Gorgeous gloves and love that dress!
I've never really been into vintage styles but the material and shapes of the dresses has won me over. I even like the scullery maid (Daisy's) outfit, even if it is her uniform and she wears it to peel potatoes.

Daisy's uniform, I especially like the pale pink blouse
My favourite costume of the series has to be Sybil's amazing floaty trousers. On the photo they look like a skirt but are actually really wide legged trousers cuffed at the ankle like haram pants that Sybil wears when she wants to prove that women should be able to wear trousers too. Good for her!

Absolutely adore that colour and the fabric
 I can't wait for Downton Abbey to return in Autumn but I won't give any spoilers for series 1 as I believe it has only just started being aired in America and I don't want to ruin the storyline for any yanks reading this! All I will say is if you haven't seen it, it is well worth a watch.


  1. I'm with you, Hayley, loved loved LOVED this series! Can't wait for the return, given the ending of series 1 (without giving anything away!)

  2. Oh, those are amazing costumes! Thanks for sharing- I want to watch that now. :)

  3. You should Sunnie, I think its on PBS in America at the moment. The costumes are amazing and the storyline is great too!

  4. I love Downton Abbey! I've just started watching it on DVD and am hooked. The last episode I watched was the one where Sybil wore that outfit - absolutely gorgeous. So pleased to hear there's going to be another series.