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Jan. 7, 2013
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Attention Downton Abbey lovers!  Any fans of the masterpiece British television show will love the best Downton Abbey inspired accessories that Etsy has to offer. The ten products below are a great way to add a little Victorian era elegance to your ensemble. Channel the lovely fashion of the aristocratic Crawley women with everything from elegant dresses to sparkling jewelry! Many of the items are adorned with lace or elegant gems for everyday wear or more formal occasions. If you want accessories with elegance, class, or style that are handmade with care, this list is perfect for you! These ten items would make a wonderful gift for both friends and family. Pay homage to a great period of history and popular culture with these one of a kind accessories! Find all kinds of Downton Abbey inspired items on Etsy.

Antique Edwardian Seafoam Silk Titanic Dress
By Pretty in Prague

This floor length seafoam silk gown is a great choice for any formal occasion. The dress is accentuated with an intricately designed lace piece sweeping across the shoulders and flowing down to the floor. The subtle colors and classic design make the dress acceptable for both a dinner party and a stroll through the gardens.

Antique Edwardian Metallic Lame Dance Heels
By FabGabs

A pair of shoes can make or break any outfit, and these Antique Metallic Lame Dance Heels by FabGabs would be perfect for a daily outing. With a muted color tone and a simple button clasp, these shoes can be worn interchangeably with an outfit!

Lace necklace Penelope black
By Tinaevarenee

No ensemble is complete without accessories! This necklace combines pearls, lace and lengthy ribbon to form a stunning masterpiece for your neckline. The dark black fabric and elegant pearls create a classic looking contrast, which will be sure to turn heads!

Black Tulip parasol Victorian lace umbrella
By ModernCrochetClub

Need a unique accessory for a party? This handmade parasol is made entirely of lace, which has been woven into eye-catching designs! The perfect accessory for an evening gown, this gothic inspired accessory would go with any ensemble, and is very memorable.

Antique Edwardian Blue Glass Bead Purse
By GrandVintageFinery

Victorian women needed few essentials with them, which make this small purse from Grand Vintage Finery into the best everyday accessory! Hand sewn in the early 1900’s with a silk lining and dozens of blue glass beads, the opening is solid gold with a small golden heart clasp. The purse is small enough to fit discreetly into one hand and versatile to go with any ensemble in your wardrobe.

Art Nouveau Necklace Brass Lady Pearls
By SomewearinTyme

Want your jewelry to make a statement when you enter a room? Look no further than this elegant brass necklace designed with shiny freshwater pearls. The brass Victorian lady would fit nicely on the neckline with a simple dress for dinner party or formal event.

Sparkle ice blue crystal earrings
By foggynight

Wear some glimmer on your ears with these sparkle ice blue crystal earrings! These simple but elegant earrings are set in solid brass with two rows of shiny blue crystals, which will dangle gracefully to add some pizzazz to your outfit. The stones fall from a sophisticated design of metal swirls. The set is a stylish choice for any formal occasion or party.

White Rose Lace Edged Resin Cameo Ring
By lucindascharms

Wearing delicate gloves is not the only way to pay homage to the Victorian age through accessories. A bold dark blue ring such as this one, which outlines an elegant white rose in a brass setting, will add a dash of vintage to your fingers!

Victorian/Edwardian Style Black Feathered Hat
By BlackHatFactory

Every lady needs a stylish hat! Check out this Victorian style feathered hat from Black Hat Factory for everyday use and turn heads along the way. Ostrich feathers flow towards the front of the hat, which is adorned with a simple muted ribbon and shimmering silver brooch. This simple but elegant piece would work well for everyday use and any eveningwear.

Vintage ivory/cream ruffled knit lace shrug/cardigan
By VintageHomage

You can never have too much lace! Add some class to your ensemble with a simply white lace cardigan. The front is lined with simple ruffles on top of intricate designs, which adorn this handcrafted covering. This lace accessory could fit with any outfit for everyday and formal occasions.

These unique creations would be great gifts of anyone who enjoys the episodes of Downton Abbey. You can add some Victorian flair to your life with these top ten gift ideas inspired by the popular show. Or give a dash of vintage to friends and family with a practical gift created by popular culture buzz.

Written by Courtney Jones, a freelance writer and contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.