Downton Abbey sparks a craze for corsets, cloche hats and cravats


The Downton effect: TV show sparks a craze for corsets, capes, cloche hats and cravats

6:09 PM on 10th October 2011

En vogue: Sales of Downton Abbey inspired elbow-length gloves, as seen on Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Jessica Brown Findlay have soared by 584 per cent

En vogue: Sales of Downton Abbey inspired elbow-length gloves, as seen on Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Jessica Brown Findlay have soared by 584 per cent

Elaborate fashion: The sisters wear beautifully textured dresses with loveley accessories

Elaborate fashion: The sisters wear beautifully textured dresses with loveley accessories

Hats are in: Cloche hats are having a revival thanks to the series. Sales are up at M&S

Hats are in: Cloche hats are having a revival thanks to the series. Sales are up at M&S

In on the act: Men are feeling inspired too. Sales of Hugh Bonneville-style cravats are up 28 per cent

In on the act: Men are feeling inspired too. Sales of Hugh Bonneville-style cravats are up 28 per cent

TOP FIVE “ARISTOCRATIC CHIC” ITEMS AND THE CHARACTERS BEHIND THEIR POPULARITY

Elbow length gloves, inspired by Edith Crawley

Pearls, inspired by Mary Crawley

Fur capes, inspired by Cora, Countess of Grantham

Cravats, inspired by Robert, Earl of Grantham

Hair jewels, inspired by Lavinia Swire