It’s a rare Wednesday post here on the blog, and I have to thank Downton Abbey for the inspiration. I’m a huge fan like so many others (a pilot episode that talks of entail and the Titanic? I’m not sure if any other Austen-loving lady born in the 1980s could resist!) and when I saw certain wedding clothes pop up onto the internet I had to take a closer look. I won’t mention whose wedding it is, in case some of you are still on the earlier seasons and don’t want to be spoiled, but be aware that season 3 spoilers appear after the jump!
Because, my friends, season 3 starts off in 1920, and the wedding gown in question is in beautiful 1920s style. I really hope that Downton Abbey is as popular as I think it is (maybe I’m just surrounded by fans, and 98% of the real world doesn’t care about it) because I want ’20s fashion to make a resurgence in the wedding fashion world.
Let’s look at the outfit, after the cut. Again, spoilers for season 3!
I am absolutely in love with the entire look. The long cathedral veil. The slim silhouette of the dress. Long sleeves! Mary’s long hair is done up in finger curls. Her leaf tiara.
(Is this surprising, considering that a lot of my own wedding inspiration was taken from the 20s and 30s, and my wedding dress was a 1930s glamour gown with straps and an open back?)
Photos of my wedding by Nessa K
I’m not really one to gush over wedding dresses — I love seeing wedding dresses, and it’s always a huge treat when my clients send me a few photos of their outfit so I can start to visualize what sorts of photos we can take to complement the style they’re going for — but this outfit is so lovely. I know I didn’t wear sleeves on my gown, but it’s also because sleeved gowns are so hard to find nowadays. It would be amazing if people took note from Duchess Kate’s wedding dress and Mary Crawley’s wedding outfit and brought back some of this style back… give the ladies nowadays some more variety to choose from.
Readers, what is a style you wish the wedding fashion world would make popular again?