Are Period Drama Costumes Historically Accurate? Costume Review, Pt 2

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Karolina Żebrowska

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Shared March 9, 2018

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world's smallest comfort zone

To be honest if the costumes are accurate but the character is modelled after today's standards of beauty I still feel like I can't fully enjoy a movie. I dont wan't more tan young men, I want to see more mercury poisoned fat men covered in makeup, dammit .

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Laura Hill

I'm a native English speaker... and sometimes the English just isn't there. Don't feel bad.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,251

*insert meme

If you ever want to get triggered, review the costumes of Reign

1 year ago | [YT] | 511

Allyson Wonderland

Marie Antoinette is just a really good movie to look at. Sofia Coppola wanted it so that when you looked at it that you would think of candy. I can forgive historical fashion inaccuracies for a vision. What really bothers me is when they just totally screw it up because they didn't bother to care.

1 year ago | [YT] | 512

Seal Fantamide

I've always loved the way Downton Abbey showed the progression of fashion between seasons xx

1 year ago | [YT] | 822


What I really hate about Keira adaptation of P&P is that she NEVER wears a bonnet or a hat, never to mention gloves. For a woman of that century that was a thing only prostitutes did. Really, even very poor women would cover their hair (Jane Austen did, and she was an unmarried woman). They wanted to portray her as a strong independent woman, but really? the older version was waaaay more accurate that way. And, I´m not talking about underware, wich apparently nearly all designers get wrong

1 year ago | [YT] | 533


What bothers me from the 2005 P&P version is the horrible hairdos (or lack of hairdos). Lizzie Bennet looks like she never saw a comb in her life which is not historically accurate

1 year ago | [YT] | 327

Code Name

1995 Pride and Prejudice forever.

1 year ago | [YT] | 144

Pluvipile Rain

Some more sugestions:
Duchess (2008)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Belle (2013)
Tess Of D'Urbervilles (2008)
Romeo and Juliet (2013)
War and Peace (BBC tv series)
The Musketeers (tv series)
Atonement (2007)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Eugene Onegin (1999)

Also, thank you for making interesting and educational videos.

1 year ago | [YT] | 394

Juliana Azevedo

Perhaps Great Gatsby? Or other movies inspired in the 20s?

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 358

Svetlana Kholmetskaya

I finally found someone with the same feelings about two versions of Pride and prejudice, jeez. I also like how Darcy in 2005 version looks so miserable in every shot :D Not too accurate, but it was so funny to watch.

1 year ago | [YT] | 248

Lianna Caulk

From now on, I don't want to be given points on my homework. I want to be given donuts

1 year ago | [YT] | 305

Jenny S

Can you do Brooklyn (I think it's from 2015) with Saoirse Ronan? It's set in the 1950s and I LOVE all the costumes

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 161


What about Crimson Peak? I'm not sure how accurate the costumes were but they certainly were sumptuous.

1 year ago | [YT] | 689


Irene Adler did wear men's clothing as a disguise in the book, but all hidden under a large overcoat. No fitted pants haha!

1 year ago | [YT] | 95


Meme mom is bacc

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Can you talk about costiums from Jane Eyre 2011?

1 year ago | [YT] | 185

Hysteric Heretic

the bbc version of pride and prejudice is my favourite period drama ever. i just love how its so accurate to the book, its pretty much line for line.

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Karine Fonte

I agree with the more romantic tone of the 2015 version, but it's exactly on the wardrobe I find more trouble. The production not only forgets that the Bennets were not that much poor, they forget that a) Jane Austen was very aware of the fashions of her time, ans so are her characters, b) every respectable girl, countryside or not, knows how to sew, therefore can refurbish older clothes to the new fashions, and c) Ms. Bennet is frivolous and would do anything to wear the latest fashions.

1 year ago | [YT] | 65

The Sweet Nothing Universe

Love this series. Try Outlander! <3

1 year ago | [YT] | 189