Drop waists, finger waves, feathers, and jewels!
That’s right, our favorite Crawley women have jumped into the 1920s
and we just can’t get enough.
Season three of Downton Abbey begins with two weddings at the Downton estate: the long-anticipated wedding of Lady Mary and Cousin Matthew, and the impromptu wedding of Lady Edith and poor old Anthony Strallen. From these weddings we will see a huge burst of inspiration for our brides this year. The challenge will be how to interpret the Crawley women's 1920s style, with a modern twist for 2013.
But not to worry brides-to-be! Desla is here to help.
With our vintage-inspired accessories you will feel as dashing as a Crawley
in no time at all.
In this era the Crawley women are baring a bit more skin, we see necklines opening up and ankles peeking out below their skirts. We especially love their new liking for flowing short sleeves. Everyone is adopting the drop waist, especially Sybil, Edith, and Mary. Sybil, the most rebellious of the three sisters, embraces a modern bohemian style. Beautiful headbands and head pieces are in abundance!
|Credit: Joss Barratt/Carnival Films, Chandra Isenburg with Desla headband and cape, Juxtapost, Pureblyss, Gladys blet by Desla Couture, Jane Austen's World, Trixie headband by Desla Couture|
As if the Dowager Countess isn't entertainment enough, everyone is thrown for a loop with the arrival of Martha Levinson, Cora’s Mother. She is an exuberant American who brings with her a fresh attitude of female empowerment. What does this mean to us? More amazing, fashion-forward 1920s looks! We love the stark contrast between the two grandmothers, who, against tradition both show up to Mary’s wedding wearing cream.
|Credit: Vampire Hours, Flavorwire, Laurel necklace by Desla Couture, Downtonline, Chandra Isenberg with Queenie brooch by Desla Couture, Coventry Telegraph, Grazia Daily, Sugar by Desla Couture|
How will you be inspired by the Crawley ladies this season?
Feathers in your hair? Flowing short sleeves?
Tell us below!
By Alison McCarthy