You may not have Highclare Castle booked for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sprinkle a little Downton-style glamour over your day.
Whimsical hues, relaxed silhouettes and elaborate embellishments fit the bill for Twenties high society girls and modern brides alike. So embrace sweeping wedding gowns in an easy, slouchy style (corsets are so uncomfortable anyway!). In the early Twenties, when ankles were still an erotic zone, you’d fit right in with the cool crowd wearing this Coast Paltro dress (left), £295.
If you just want a hint of Lady Crawley’s signature look, adorn your do with vintage-inspired headpieces and jewellery. We love these Glitzy Secrets headbands, available to buy from January 2014, which are the real deal as they were actually featured in Downton Abbey. But don’t panic if you can’t wait until then, as the online boutique has plenty more trinkets that are just the ticket to bring our your inner Lady.
Now all that’s left to do is set your hair in rollers, slick on some vibrant red lipstick and hope your wedding day runs with a little less drama than the average episode of our favourite period drama.
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