Quarry Bank Mill

Fashion | December 21, 2016

ROARING TWENTIES

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Being very devoted to Downton Abbey, I can’t but love the fashion in there too. Everything is made with so much love for detail and it’s interesting to see how the fashion changes in the course of time the series is set. Flappers of the 20s wore their hair shorter (just think of Mary of Downton Abbey when she wears a bob all of a sudden), the corset was banished and dresses had a very straight cut making the female shape disappear. There are so many incredibly beautiful 20s dresses. What I don’t really like about this era though are the shoes because I think they hardly look good on any woman nor are they extremely flattering for the feet. Of course it’s a question of taste but if you ask me I think that Oxfords work great as well.

 
 

Today’s plaid dress is very 20s inspired because it’s straight without a waist and has a little frill. It was the plaid that I noticed first and it gave me reason enough to wear it with a plaid coat. A while ago I mentioned the book “Bright Young Things” here on the blog which is about the roaring twenties. It’s a small book with a stunning art deco cover and looks great on every coffee table.

 
 

We took the photos at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire which used to be a cotton mill built in 1784. It was a brief visit and we had a closer look at the building from the outside (you can actually check out the inside too) and took a walk on the big estate. As it’s currently getting dark very early, we decided to come back with more time on our hands because we think it’s really worth it and there’s so much more to see.

 

What I wore:

Zara Checked Coat (similar style here or here), Zara Plaid Dress (love this and this one too), Van Dal Brogues (similar here and here), Grafea Satchel (old; similar style here or here), Next Tights (similar here)
 
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Zara Checked Coat (similar style here or here), Zara Plaid Dress (love this and this one too), Van Dal Brogues (similar here and here), Grafea Satchel (old; similar style here or here), Next Tights (similar here)

 
 

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Gail

A great look on you and super scenery as always. I don’t mind the shoes from the 20s – I think they looked quite elegant. I love brogues too and am always on the lookout for new ones.

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Gail. Me too, I do love brogues and there are so many beautiful ones. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Sabra. I totally get that, the UK is quite special. Hope you enjoyed the holidays.

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