Downton Abbey's Wedding Gown Will Brighten Your Day

Last night was Lady Rose's wedding on Downton Abbey on PBS. I didn't expect to be so taken with her gown even though the fashions have really been stunning this season.  I recently read an interview with Downton Abbey's costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins, where she said she tries to find as many original vintage pieces as possible for the cast to wear.  The vintage pieces that are found (in shops and flea markets) are restored to their former vibrancy before the cast wears them.

The wedding gown for Lady Rose is one of these cases.  Robbins found the dress in a vintage shop! A real authentic piece!

Did you like Lady Rose's wedding gown?

Read on for lots of gorgeous images of the vintage gown!

Lady Rose's Wedding Gown in Downton Abbey on Lily James
"Lady Rose would have had her wedding dress made especially for her big day, so I was anticipating having to make something from scratch," Anna told Radio Times. "As it happened, we had the biggest stroke of luck.

"The dress she wears is a completely original piece that we unearthed in a vintage shop in immaculate condition. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when we found it and when Lily James put it on, it was one of those perfect moments you don't get that often in your career."¹

Side view
Front of the gown

Detail of the bodice

Detail of the front and train

The back of the gown. Look at that train!

Remember the wedding gowns of Lady Mary and Lady Edith?

Also of note was the headdress worn for the wedding.  It was mentioned that Rose would not be wearing a veil, so she wore what she wears best! Her jeweled headbands. 

¹"Downton Abbey: Lady Rose's Wedding Dress Revealed in Finale." Accessed February 23, 2015.

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  1. Here are a few more from the PBS website:

    1. Thanks for sharing, they are lovely!