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Netflix The Crown – Fashions


Happy Friday ladies!

I thought I would bring up an interesting topic, as we know that media and television can influence Fashion. If you watch, Netflix’s The Crown, about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, in reign in the United Kingdom , you might be interested in how this 25 year old handled the responsibility of being Queen. The first season covers her marriage to Phillip, Duke of Edinburg, in 1947 to the failing relationship of her sister Margaret and Peter Townsend, in 1955.

British Royalty has been a fascination for the American public, now evident with the Harry/Meghan Markle relationship. I am now watching Season II of the Crown, as the first shared the struggles the Queen endured as a young woman and reigning Queen. In addition to the relationships on the Crown, Fashion plays quite a role.

How do I fit in here with these Royal fashions? You all know my love for brooches, which was a popular ornament of the Queen. But…. what would the image of the Queen be with out the “Royal Wave?” Last year, I worked with company, Cornelia James, the company that makes the Queen’s gloves. I was so excited, even the box was decorative. The company is the Royal Glovemakers to the Royal family.

If you missed this post, read about Cornelia James: Gloves Fit for a Queen.

( photo cred*Alex Baily-Netflix) I remember seeing this emerald green wide lapel coat with hat on season 1. yes please!)

Another fashion constant was the beautiful hats the Queen is fond of wearing.

Beautiful rose colored dress with characteristic brooch and pearl necklace

Not only does Elizabeth wear fashion that is fit for a Queen, but I love Princess Margaret’s style as well. Soft, beautiful pastels, classic black coats and signature sunglasses are some of her styles. The designer to the show, Michele Clapton, was also the costume designer to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Hmm. Wildlings to British Royalty, that’s quite a stretch…well, they both wear furs!..

Queen Elizabeth’s full skirt dresses and colors are conservative and act as modest armour for representation of the British Monarchy. Traditional in style, these were the “uniforms’ chosen for the Queen. Very stylish, and feminine, yet  Margaret, Elizabeth’s extroverted sister is  flamboyant and experimental with her style, as dictated by her status as well. Silk blouses, pencil skirts, pink off the shoulder gowns were just a few of her sartorial choices.

Later, Margaret, who has found excitement with Tony, also seems to need a bit more excitement with her fashion choices. The designer “decided to go a bit more “bohemian” as opposed to classic in her styling for Margaret at this time.”

( I think I am in need of this coat)

( mixing prints with a brown patterned blouse and plaid “pedal pushers”)

As I was researching Queen Elizabeth’s style, it was noted that she has a fondness for bolder colors in her later years. Pink, magenta, royal blue, lavendar, and mint are some of the colors she has been wearing.

Above photos credit Netflix Alex Bailey***

What are some of your favorite outfits on The Crown? Do you prefer Elizabeth’s or Margaret’s style?

I enjoy reading your comments, they make my day!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jess xx


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  • Reply
    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    January 16, 2018 at 3:27 am

    I feel so proud of our Royal family (most of them) and we’re watching the second series of The Crown too. I love elegant clothes and they wear such beautifully cut items. Today, as soon as Kate wears something it sells out immediately! xx

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    January 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Jess! I haven’t seen this series but will definitely check it out. I am always on the hunt for a good show with lots of fabulous fashions and this one seems like it will fit the bill. Thank you for sharing my friend.


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2018 at 10:11 am

      If you love vintage fashions, as i know you do, and love to learn the history of the Royal family, along with their personal struggles, you would love this series. xx

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    January 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I have never seen the Crown. Come to think of it I don’t think I heard about it until I read your post. But even without knowing about this show, I can say your style fits right in. From the posts that I have seen and read from you, your style is very classy and sophisticated. You do really well incorporating your accessories to blend right in with your clothes and making each item look glam without being over the top.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Thank you Maureen, what a lovely comment! you may want to check out the show too. xx

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    January 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I am loving The Crown too. I haven’t started season 2 yet though. I love the fashion, especially the coats and hats. I like both sisters’ outfits for different occasions. Don’t make me choose a favorite! 😛

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    January 13, 2018 at 12:40 am

    While I’m not really that interested in royalty (I think it might just be a British and American fascination) I do admire the costume choices in shows, I can get quite a lot of inspiration from watching TV sometimes! I like these classic styles, and it’s interesting ‘reading’ into the choices. For a show such as this there would be a lot of documentation around what was worn, but there’s also the opportunity to make a lot of style choices and that would be fascinating to see 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! Another extreme weather weekend here. So hot, we are staying near the air conditioner.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 13, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Thanks Mica for popping by! Yes, I think you are right about the American and British fascination! I know what you mean, as I love costumes in shows and love hearing about how things were made. we have cold now, it can be tough to enjoy the extremes, but have a great weekend too! xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Lovely coat and bag!
    Have not seen the show yet.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you Dina, you might check it out sometime, the history and fashion is really interesting! xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I am in love with these fashions – wish I lived in that era, so classy, feminine, just timeless! I’d love to get my hands on pieces like these but then again my lifestyle doesn’t really require those dressier pieces, but a girl can dream!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      I know what you mean! i love certain eras for fashion much more. thats why I like to incorporate vintage clothes and jewelry in with my looks. I really loved the emerald green coat and hat Elizabeth wore. Thanks for visiting Kellyann! xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Never seen this show, but it looks interesting. Since I don’t have Netflix do you think I can find it on streaming?


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Miri I think right now it is just on Netflix, but perhaps later it may end up on Hulu or streaming.xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I really love this post Jess and think you did a fabulous job incorporating history and fashion. I also think you look very queenly and regal in your own right. I love the brooch, pink coat and gloves. Perfect. Have a wonderful week! I love shows such as these!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you Elle! The show is really great as I love to learn more about the people behind the royalty. Aw, sweet of you too say! I do cherish these gloves! xx

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    Sandy Fought
    January 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I enjoyed your post about The Crown! I love watching it too, for the fashion, the drama, the music and of course the characters! Sometimes Queen Elizabeth (in the show) can look a little dowdy and other times really classic which I like. By contrast, Princess Margaret is just the opposite and I like how The Crown highlights that! I’ve watched all of season 2 except the last episode because I don’t want it to end!

    I also enjoy how you bring in vintage clothing and very unique accessories to your outfits! Makes me want to shop more Consignment Shops and/or keep my vintage clothing! ; )

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Sandy,
      Good to hear from you. Yes, I agree, sometimes Elizabeth can look a bit too conservative with plain outfits, and yes, I prefer the classic looks and the coats/hats she wears. I am just watching Season 2 now, and we ( my hubby and i ) do enjoy it, so I know what you mean, not wanting it to end. so glad you enjoy seeing the combination of vintage/thrifted items with modern pieces. Absolutely, do keep some of your vintage pieces, as they are treasures. Thank you for your comment! xx

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 12, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I still haven’t watched the Crown yet but these pictures really make me want to watch! I really love Margaret’s style though, so pretty!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Hi Laura! It is an amazing show, what I find interesting is how she was Queen at the age of 25! I just adore some of the fashions on the show.xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Don’t you just love seeing the fashions from years gone by??
    We haven’t watched this show, but I bet I’d love it!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Oh yes Jodie, I bet you would love it! Yes, the show was set in part in the 60s so I loved seeing what Royalty wore then. enjoy your weekend too! xx

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    ivana split
    January 12, 2018 at 9:40 am

    You know I’ve noticed that Queen Elizabeth has a love for bright colours. I actually really like her dressing style.
    Your own dressing style is no less beautiful and elegant.
    I really like this pink styling…you know as they say, pretty in pink.
    You look stunning!!!!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Hello Ivana, Yes, it seems that as the Queen gets older, she is choosing brighter colors. Thank you for your lovely comment. I love to wear dresses and color myself! xx

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    January 12, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Oh Jess, I’ve loved watching The Crown!!! Love the fashions and the lack of for Elizabeth as well. I’m not sure what really made her go so plain her dress since she came from women who were so flamboyant and bejeweled…even her great grandmother Victoria was lavishly dressed. I don’t think the show really spent time on the “why” or I missed it. A sign of the times due to war when she came into her reign? I’ve really enjoyed getting a glimps of all of their lives and especially Phillip’s. My mother has never had anything nice to say about him… but there seems to be more substance to him than I’ve ever really known about. I’ve been watching Downton Abby again as I got the complete set for Xmas…oh the costumes are to die for. I’d love to see some elegance come back into fashion!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 12, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Leslie, I appreciate your comment. i believe Elizabeth’s fashion choices were given, as she was representing the Monarchy. So there were some more conservative dressing.. Yes, a sign of the times.I have also enjoyed learning more about Phillip, as i didn’t know much about him, so I find it fascinating. Oh, I love Downton Abbey and their clothes.. i would often comment when we would watch. xx

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