Continuing with a glimpse at the “Dressing Downton” exhibit, this is one of Sybil’s maternity dresses. (The last of the “everyday” outfits.)
Now, for some more gowns. In this case, those worn by Lady Cora and Lady Rose at her presentation to the court.
Here’s Lady Cora’s, which features vintage beading on the bodice and shoulders.
And this is Lady Rose’s gown.
When I saw this episode I thought the fluffy head pieces were rather ridiculous looking. However, the sign (shown above) explains that these were required, along with a train and the carrying of either a bouquet or flowers.
I saw a recent movie about Queen Elizabeth and the court presentation scene (in the 1960s) showed similar ostrich feather head dresses. Perhaps it continues today?
Moving to the end of the series, this is the outfit worn by Lady Cora at Edith’s wedding.
These are just a few of the costumes on display as part of this exhibit. It’s well worth a visit, if you get the chance.