Yesterday, Netflix announced its latest feature that allows users to download TV shows and movies so they can watch Netflix offline. As of right now, many Netflix originals are downloadable, with promises of more TV shows and movies to come. Until then, here are four of the most fashion-forward series on Netflix you should download today, and remember to take avid style notes.
A historical biopic series about Queen Elizabeth II, “The Crown” spared no expense, costing Netflix an all-time high of $130 million. This investment was especially evident in the wardrobe department and costume design. From Queen Elizabeth’s wedding and inauguration gowns to every ensemble from the tour of South Africa, Queen Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) exuded regal poise. While the Queen’s wardrobe remained safe but classic, Margaret, the Queen’s sister (played by Vanessa Kirby), was allowed to take more risks. Tighter bodices and extravagant jewels became archetypes of Margaret’s wardrobe throughout this series. Finally, the millinery and crowns were enough to steal the show.
An ode to the sci-fi and coming-of-age stories that became central to the ‘80s, this new Netflix original also pays homage to the unique style of this decade. Whether you are a Nancy or a Barb or somewhere in between, the turtlenecks, bomber jackets, pleated skirts and mom jeans showcased in “Stranger Things” will surely have you planning a trip to your local thrift shop.
House of Cards
Washington, D.C. chic is the best way to describe the “House of Cards” wardrobe. Power pantsuits, sheath dresses and pencil skirts dominate the female ensembles of the show. Claire Underwood is a force to be reckoned with on many different levels, particularly on the fashion front. Perhaps the power of manipulation lay in the pantsuit.
“Peaky Blinders,” another historical show taking place in the United Kingdom, embodies the best of the roaring ‘20s. While not exactly flaunting flapper dresses, Grace, the love interest of Cillian Murphy’s character Tommy Shelby, evolves from a British barmaid into a style icon. Her hair is perfectly coiffed in soft curls, and a string of pearls always accessorizes her neck — whether she is planning a dinner party or attending one, her ensembles are simply divine. The men’s suits aren’t bad either. Unfortunately, this series is not yet available to download, but it’s still worth the watch.
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