Downton Abbey is a television show that has become so popular not only for its soap opera like story line as well as the castle like setting, but for the fashions as well. Taking place around the time of WWI the fashions are so glamorous and elegant. As the years pass in the show, the fashions evolve as well, and develop throughout the years. Not only is the fashion on the show a popular subject, but so is the stars’ style on red carpets and awards shows. Downton Abbey’s female cast is always fashion forward on the show, and in real life as well. Starring Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael. Here are just some of the looks they have shown on Downton Abbey as well as in real life.