Dressing for Downton:15 Gorgeous 'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Pieces to Wear Now

Forget being ahead of the times: take your wardrobe back to the 20th century with these period-inspired pieces a la Downton Abbey.
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Downton Abbey shoes

Who could resist a sassy pair of shoes, especially ones that’ll make you stand out in a sea of espadrilles and flats?

T-strap time heel

T-strap Time heel ($69.99, modcloth.com).

Red leather twist strap court

Red leather twist strap court ($190, dorothyperkins.com).


Downton Abbey purses

She might be haughty and proud, but we can’t help but covet Cousin Violet’s elaborately adorned headpieces. Pair one of these with your favorite spring frock for a Downton look that doesn’t seem out of place.

Spanish Trails hat

Spanish Trails hat ($44.99, modcloth.com).

Feathered wool fedora

Feathered wool fedora ($17.80, forever21.com).


If you’re going to channel the early part of the 20th century, you probably shouldn’t tote around an oversized hobo bag. These pretty purses nod to the elegance and glamour of the early 20th century but are still appropriate for tonight’s party.

Satin pleat front clutch

Satin pleat front clutch ($18, very.com).

Pour La Victoire charney

Pour La Victoire bridal and evening charney ($29.99, 6pm.com).


Downton Abbey gloves

Mary has been spotted on multiple occasions with delicate, highly feminine gloves perfect for any chilly spring afternoon –even one a century later!

Black flowered lace gloves

Black flowered lace gloves ($75, forzieri.com).

Portolano cashmere bow gloves

Portolano women’s ivory/black cashmere bow gloves ($19.49, overstock.com).

Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.

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4 thoughts on “Dressing for Downton:15 Gorgeous 'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Pieces to Wear Now

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