I was first introduced to Miss Fisher’s in the most random way. I was browsing through Netflix and I found the show, added to my watchlist, and promptly forgot about it. I didn’t get back to it until people on my Twitter account we’re really excited about it so I decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad that I did because I needed up falling helplessly in love. I love not only the characters and the costumes but also the storyline of the show. As I’ve done with the other shows on this blog, I am going to break down certain aspects of the show in several posts. In this post, I will be talking about the costumes.
I’ll be very honest when I admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the costumes of this show when I first watched it. As the show is set in the 1920s, I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to the costumes. But during the re-watches, I slowly fell in love. There’s something so incredibly chic and savvy about the clothes that Phryne wears. They’re a great mix of masculine and feminine–trousers with floral prints for example–and really show who Phryne is. All of the costumes above really show a side to Phryne that we love: she loves to dress up and wear clothes she’s comfortable in but she also shows a more practical side.
What I love about these two costumes is the mix of hates, over coats, and the clothes underneath. The colors aren’t bold but paired with the patterns gives it such a pop. I love the simplicity of these outfits but also their elegance.
When Phryne goes to a party, however, is when the fashion flare of the 1920s come into play. I love seeing more about flapper girls, what their clothes would look like, and especially how people would move in them. I’m not sure if that makes sense but the combination of the fabrics and silhouettes of clothes can really determine how a person might ruction in them. Like I mentioned above, Phryne knows when to wear clothes that are more practical. It’s fun to see her give way to practicality when it comes to a more elegant affair.