Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday: Character Costume Highlight: Lady Dedlock - Period Drama Fashion Week

Today's Character Costume Highlight is Lady Honoria Dedlock from Bleak House.

A little about Lady Dedlock
Lady Honoria Dedlock (nee Barnaby) is married to Sir Leicester Dedlock, Baronet. Lady Dedlock holds a secret from Sir Leicester which could ruin the entire House of Dedlock. Unfortunately, it is not just her secret: Sir Leicester's lawyer, Mr. Tulkinghorn, also knows the secret and enjoys having power over Lady Dedlock.

Lady Dedlock's Green Dress

Lady Dedlock's Black Dress

Which of these two dresses of Lady Dedlock's is your favorite? Or is your favorite one that isn't up here? Leave a comment!

 God Bless,
God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Both dresses are quite elegant! It is very difficult for me to pick a favorite!

  2. I love the green one. The lace around the neckline is sublime. What is the time period on this? I may have to watch this show and see if I can make this now. So pretty!

    1. I'd say the fashions are 1840s-ish...maybe early 1850s? The skirt doesn't look like it's being supported by a hoop, so it would be between 1840 and 1858: that would be my estimate.

      I recommend Bleak House! It can be dark, but the story is really interesting. Careful though: you might run through all the episodes too quickly like I did. ;-)


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