Lady Mary has always been something of a disappointment in her real-world public appearances. We wouldn’t want this kind of pressure for ourselves (although it’s about as first-world as first-world problems get), but she’s so striking and her role on Downton Abbey allows her to look shockingly beautiful for hours on end, that she’d have to be flawlessly stylish to live up to people’s expectations of her. In other words, she was bound to disappoint.
But this’ll do quite nicely:
Michelle Dockery attends the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 show at Kensington Gardens, London.
Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2012 Bag
Add her to that large pile of ladystars who can’t quite get her formal looks locked down, but comes alive when she’s allowed to dress more casually. There’s obviously nothing difficult about this outfit, but it’s really well put together and the easy chicness of it suits her perfectly. We can’t really get behind the hair, but she’s clearly in shock and mourning, like everyone else who watched the Downton season finale, so we’ll let that slide.
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