Monday, December 17, 2012

Downton Abbey Costumes Episode 3

I'm a bit behind on my Downton Abbey Series 3 posts! Here are some stills from episode 3...

You may recall seeing this dress worn by Lady Grantham in episode 2.  In fact, Clio asked for a better shot and we get that in this episode (hooray!).  It's a great design and you can just see a bit of the back in the mirror.

Several of you were asking me for my thoughts on the third series as I've been a bit mum on plot lines as to avoid spoiling it for my U.S. readers who won't get to view the series until January.  What I can say is that I am very happy with this season.  The plot is really exciting and I am LOVING the costumes.  There is some really good character development and it seems less soap opera-ish than season 2 (hello distant relative from Canada who was on the Titanic....).  Don't get me wrong, it's still plenty dramatic this season but harkens back to the jaw-dropping plots of season 1.  It's also great to see the characters maturing, new alliances and new enemies forming and definitely some tear-jerking moments.

The costumes from this episode are spectacular!  I love, love, love them are my favourites:

Ok, this one might be my favourite!  Check out the detailed embroidery on that collar.  Love the asymmetrical matching hat:

I love that Lady Edith's colour is orange.  She looks so stunning in those shades.  Can I also just say how much I am enjoying the new waved bobs!

What about you?  Which of the costumes is your favourite?

[Photo Credits]


  1. I just began watching and don't know all the characters, but have loved every hat Maggie Smith as worn.

  2. Debi_myhappysewingplaceDecember 17, 2012 9:16 PM

    I agree! Maggie has worn some incredible hats--I really like some of the 20s hats!

  3. I finished watching the new series week before last, which is when episode 8 of season 3 screened.   I really enjoyed it and have bought the DVD to watch.    I love most of the outfits, of the ones above my favourite would be the outfits Anna wears when she visits London.

  4. Thanks for posting these stills! I am still anxiously waiting for January, but it's good to know things will be less soap opera-ish and that the costumes are still gorgeous!

  5. Debi_myhappysewingplaceDecember 18, 2012 8:34 AM

    I still have yet to watch episode 8 as I was travelling--so I am looking forward to that AND the Christmas special (is that episode 8 or a different episode)?  I love the series!!!

  6. Still waiting for season 3 here in the U.S., can't wait! I'll be attending a special showing of episod one the day before it airs on tv. I'm working on a dress for the it now. You check out the event here.

  7. Ooooh! Thank you!  That dress is simply TDF!!  I can't wait for January. 

  8. I've literally just seen Downton Abbey myself, but have promptly caught up and have watched all three seasons in as many weekends :) Loving this series on their clothes- costume design is my dream job!
    Freya May 

  9. So sorry can't watch it, hoping for re-runs on our public stations.

  10. You have great sense of idea! i love your blog! now in winter Season black good jacket is good stuff for everyone, it's looks so cool and stylish. Thanks!


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