With February almost behind us, spring is making its way into our closets. I love the colors that represent spring, from the pastels to the vibrant hues. In fact, as I write this London Fashion Week has just concluded and colors of lavender and floral prints seem to be the trend this spring.
Another trend is the Downton Abbey inspired fashion.
The show is influencing ready-to-wear style across the globe. The drop waist dress is popular, though probably not as popular as actor Ryan Gosling. Still, there are possibilities. The flowing fabric, Rayon is making a comeback, giving flow and twirl to the dropped hemlines.
As I’m sure the Crawley family, especially Lady Mary, Lady Sybil and Lady Edith, was after World War I, they continue to influence fashion, having viewers embracing flapper style fashion including sequined dresses, midi skirts and vintage jewelry. Expect to see slim, bare arms, beads and feathers as part of accessories. Headscarves and short skirts paired with brightly colored floral prints, complimented by short or curly hair is trending. Light chiffon and organza with more modest hemlines.
Watch for hair accessories that include marabou feathered hair clips, scatters of pearls, rhinestone and intricately beaded headbands. Shorter cuts may also be prevalent.
In addition to scarves, layers of pearls for jewelry, the more layers the better, should be popular. As well as the addition of broaches to scarves and blouses.
Look for this 1920s inspired fashion; you’ll find options in both rayon and French Terry fleece. Try them on and find the comfort that suits your lifestyle.
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The Edwardian era projected in Downton Abbey has us witnessing the more formal Victorian era fading as Tom Branson, Lady Sybil’s Irish rebelling husband, refuses to wear fancy jackets. Even Lady Grantham’s American mother, played by Shirley MacLain, states that it’s okay to eat anywhere in the house and not wear tails; people will still have fun!
Warm weather is just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for a skirt-twirling, twenties-inspired spring.