Since it is now October, and Halloween approaches, I thought I might talk about some of my favorite costumes! As a infrequent costumer myself, and a vintage addict, I am always analyzing costumes on screen. I could watch a terrible film just for great costumes anytime! Today I'll focus on TV and next week I'll move onto film costumes.
Of course my newest love holds a special place; Agent Carter is a fabulous show in so many ways, costumes included! I really loved most of Peggy's outfits, and the show had great 40's fashion throughout. There were some really great knits on the supporting ladies! I cant wait for the next season (January! Wahoo!) and as it is set in LA I am hoping for some serious glamour and warm weather style inspiration. The blue dress above, so obviously a patriotic nod to the Captains colors, was memorable and very pretty. I think the outfit below with her red plaid jacket and brown skirt was my favorite of Peggy's looks in the first season. The sharp color of the light blue shirt against the red, the 40's structured shoulder, the feminine nipped in waist, this ensemble has all of my favorite elements!
Then there is Downton Abbey of course, every historic costume loving gal has a few favorites from such a well costumed program! There have been misses on Downton before, at least in my eyes, but I feel like the further into the twenties the show has gone, the more in love with the costumes I fall. Even awkward Edith's costumes are super gorgeous these days! Oddly I had a really hard time finding photos of some of my favorites from the show so I just have a few here to highlight. Also. I sadly haven't been able to start watching series 6 yet, darn that ITV blocking my US IP address! No spoilers please!
|This deep burgundy lace dress is one of my favorites, the lace is just so gorgeous! I love the very delicate beading along the edges and the scalloped shaped lining/slip.|
|I loved this outfit from series 3, the simple black beaded dress is something I would wear myself in a heartbeat! The crazy fuchsia sequin shawl is over the top which is perfect for Phryne, and I love a good tiara anytime!|
|Phryne is often to be found in gorgeous silks, the ensemble above looks to be made from and Indian sari. Great color!|
|I really loved this suit of Phryne's too, I never noticed that her belt buckle here is Egyptian revival too! I must make a similar suit someday.|
|I love this sheer black lace dress worn over a patterned lame underdress/slip. A lace dress like this could be worn so many ways with different colored slips! Miss Fisher's is dripping with late 20's inspiration!|
|What is this velvet? It's gorgeous!|
|Goth Game of Thrones style is too yummy, look at that jacquard!|
|Loved this power gown on Sansa, too bad they took all her power away again last season. I hope she ends up slaying everyone and becomes queen of the North! I vote Sansa!|
|Another beautiful costume on Sansa.|