Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ever wanted to be a Tudor?

I love the show The Tudors not just because of the great acting and the beautiful setting but the costumes are to be beheaded for (heh.) And ever since I saw the movie The Other Boleyn Girl (I would only go see it for the costumes and the scenery; Natalie Portman was atrocious) I have been obsessed with Victorian clothing. I wish that people dressed at more today as they did back then. Obviously I am not expecting women to wear corsets and petticoats, but maybe if we put a little bit more effort into the way we dressed, it would make the world a better, and more stylish, place.
So in honour of the second season of The Tudors which premiers very soon on CBC, I have pulled together some Tudor-influenced looks from seasons past.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2006

Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2006

Alexander McQueen Fall 2007
Erdem Fall 2006
Alexander McQueen Spring 2007

Givenchy Fall 2004

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2008

Alexander McQueen Fall 2008

However 99 per cent of us can't afford these gowns, so here are a couple of Tudors-inspired accessories you can wear to pull it off without going over the top: Ruffles, whether it be around your neck, as a trim on a top or sleeves; tulle, either as a layer under a skirt or a trim; big coloured jewelry, like blood red rubies on a necklace or earrings; full-length skirts; brocade detailing and high-necked blouses.

1 comment: said...

Pretty effective piece of writing, thanks for the post.