Downton Abbey Fashion Recap: Sad and Sadder

Warning: Many spoilers ahead! After what happened this week on Downton Abbey, can we really be expected to talk about the fashion? In light of last night's tragic episode, we do our best to analyze the season's more positive sartorial moments.
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Warning: Many spoilers ahead! After what happened this week on Downton Abbey, can we really be expected to talk about the fashion? In light of last night's tragic episode, we do our best to analyze the season's more positive sartorial moments.
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Warning: Many spoilers ahead!

After what happened this week on Downton Abbey, can we really be expected to talk about the fashion? Poor Lady Sybil! Poor Tom! That poor little baby! Ugh.

Anyway, I suppose we must be strong. Lady Sybil would want us to talk about Lady Mary's nightgown.

Read on for a peek at the understandably somber fashion from this week's episode.

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Lady Sybil's Birth Outfit:

"Lady Sybil is the perfect model of health and beauty," said cocky Sir Phillip, the expensive fancy doctor. Look how that turned out. I can't even...next slide, please!

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Nurse and Doctor Uniforms:

Why does the doctor get to wear a tuxedo, but that poor nurse has to look like a nun? I used to be a nurse (true story) and looking at this, I can say that nurse fashion really hasn't improved much in a hundred years.

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Anna's Hat and Collar

The Bates in jail plotline is getting so old. Hopefully Anna's new piece of evidence will help spring him. Plus it's nice to see her out of her maid's uniform. We like the lapels on her jacket, and her eyebrows have a lovely arch. Maybe if Bates comes home she'll start wearing a little more color.

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Lady Edith Becomes the Carrie Bradshaw of Downton Abbey

Lady Edith is going to be a lady journalist! All it took was one single letter to the editor. (Also did Lord Grantham say that "mostly drug fiends" write for the paper?) We're looking forward to seeing her career woman wardrobe.

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Lady Edith and Lady Mary's Coordinating Nightgowns:

Is this the beginning of the lingerie as outerwear phenomenon? I swear I've seen these exact outfits at Anthropologie.

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Mourning:

Everyone was in black after the show's tragic death. But there was still some careful accessorizing going on. Lady Mary paired her black dress with a long necklace and art deco style charm, while the Dowager countess hung some black tulle around her hat.