Monday, February 13, 2012

Downton Abbey: Vtg Inspiration

Unexpected Snow Day today! Perfect opportunity to scour the interwebs for a good shot of this beautiful blouse that Mary wore last night:


I'm sure she's worn it before, but last night I got a good look at the shaped lace insertion at the shoulder, with teeny tiny tucks.  And that asymmetrical front!  Wow.  I love her eyelet-edged cami peeking through too. 



This one has had a good run so far in the series too.  It's pretty no matter how many times I see it. I really love the lace...is that filet lace?


 And all of the pulled-thread work that must have taken ages.  Beautiful.

 
Lu & I are really going to miss this show after next week!

8 comments:

  1. Last night's show was full of great costumes. I feel like everybody's been wearing the same 5 or so outfits all season and then, bam!, everybody has brand new lovelies to wear last night.

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  2. I get them on Amazon Instant and both the last episodes where there today. I'm going to miss it until next year. Loved this season.

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  3. that blouse was a scene-stealer.

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  4. Wearing the same outfits all the time is a way to build continuity.. And it's was wartime... (You're on season 2, right?)

    You're so right, the blouses these girls wear are just lovely... And undoubtedly time consuming... I think that blouse would look just as well with a pair of straight-leg jeans and kitten heels on a modern girl...

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  5. But--it will be on Netflix so you can watch it again and again. I just re-watched the first series because I had forgotten some of the events. Much fun.

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  6. It's netted lace. And they are wearing antiques? Although I love them and have quite a few, the thought of them being worn under hot lights and without dress shields makes me shudder.

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  7. She should have a colored silk ribbon running through that camisole. That was considered quite sexy at the time.

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  8. Marilyn, I think they're really antiques. I read an article about the costuming last month that talked about the different antique garments they use (some from other movies and tv shows). I can't believe these two have held up. They seem so delicate! I guess I shouldn't be so afraid of wearing the (few) pieces I have!

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