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Best of TV Costuming 2015: The Collection

29 Dec

As 2015 comes to a close we should take a moment to think of all the TV we have watched and avoid dwelling on the ever growing list of things to catch up on. There is plenty to look forward to in the first few months of the new year including The X-Files revival (of which I have no chill about), Agent Carter (next week!), Broad CityAmerican Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (which looks like every level of ridiculous/amazing) and The Americans.

For now let’s bask in the best of 2015 and for your easy perusal here are all of our costuming, music and red carpet essays/posts in one place.

The Americans 3.10 Philip and Elizabeth - CopyRemoving Disguises and Revealing the Truth on The Americans

Our number one show of the year if we were to rank these things in list form and The Americans took everything from season 2 and kicked it up a gear from tension levels to secrets which were shared. The costuming was as intricate as ever balancing disguises with Philip and Elizabeth’s everyday attire with some shocking moments which featured the removal of some of these items. New levels of intimacy were reached in a scene which took at home dentistry to the extreme which had me both transfixed while also half covering my eyes.

You're the WorstThe Music Monday Edition – You’re The Worst

This has been an incredible year for music on TV with final scenes and end credit offerings hitting sublime notes from many shows. You’re the Worst went big this year in their storyline choices and the music that accompanied the many crushing moments; adding to these highly emotive scenes in the way a soundtrack should. We’ve got the perfect playlist for you to end 2015 on.

Hanibal 3.09 Alana and WillAlana Bloom – Queen of Ladysuits on Hannibal

#LadySuitWatch2015 was a big thing here at TV Ate My Wardrobe and Alana Bloom’s season 3 change of style on Hannibal took this trend to new and amazing heights.

Mad Men 7.12 Queen Peggy Peggy B - sunglassesBookending the 70s with Mad Men and Fargo or a Tale of Two Peggys

The 1970s is my favorite fashion decade (for reasons) and Mad Men and Fargo captured the beginning and end of this period in very different ways. Two characters called Peggy both stood out and while they are worlds apart they both capture everything I love about the styling of this period.

Broad City ValBest of the Rest – Part 1

There were so many fantastic costuming moments across a variety of genres and viewing platforms that we had to split this picture heavy rundown into two posts. From dragon necklaces to the discussion of male nudity on cable with denim, leather jackets and red lipstick all getting a look in. Plus ultimate cabaret performing attire and a whole lot more.

Taraji P Henson WOut of the Box: Look of the Week – Part 1

So many sartorial moments of excellence in 2015 on magazine covers, editorials, the red carpet and at a wide arrange of events. Out of the Box gave a weekly compilation of the best of these and now we have our favorites of the year including this jaw droppingly good Taraji P. Henson cover. Look out for Part 2 on New Year’s Eve.

Mr robotBest of the Rest – Part 2

The second part of our costuming round-up includes a show I only started watching this week and ones I have been obsessed with for a long time. Hoodies, Hollywood glam, saying goodbye to some faves and many other clothing moments to salivate over and celebrate. This year really has been incredible for television.

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by this year and I can’t wait to talk about TV in 2016!

The Wish List: Denim Jackets and Cords

14 Aug

Fashion is about reinvention and we have seen multiple times that everything old can be new again. Current trends for the new fall season have a heavy ’90s grunge influence and while the hunt has begun for the perfect plaid coat for when it gets cold (if only we had kept our entire wardrobes from high school) it’s the ’70s that is currently giving inspiration. This is a decade that embraced synthetics materials and some extreme power clashing and despite the many fashion disasters I find that I am drawn to this period. Maybe I have watched Almost Famous too many times.

Having watched The Conjuring last week – the bits I did see when I wasn’t hiding behind my scarf – I now find myself hankering for some ’70s stylings beyond the polyester. Plaid is something that links the decades of glam rock and grunge; the recent Marie Claire Zooey Deschanel cover married these two eras and it is something that features heavily this season. So throw on a plaid shirt and pair it with the two items that begin TV Ate My Wardrobe’s fall wish list.

Topshop Moto Vintage Borg Denim Jacket 

Denim jacket topshop

While an actual vintage denim jacket from the ’70s would be preferable Topshop offers up this great alternative. Over at Mr Porter this week they have a feature on denim jackets including Clothes On Film’s Chris Laverty discussing the role of denim jackets as costuming. Laverty mentions how the denim jackets in the ’60s became a symbol of youth in movies such as Easy Rider. In The Conjuring it is Roger, the father of the family (played by Ron Livingston) who is sporting a jacket similar to the one above so the youth factor isn’t so implicit but as a family there is a relaxed vibe (until the bad things start to happen).

ModCloth Rocking Major Cords 

ModCloth Tangerine Cords

I had a pair of black flared cords when I was at university that were my favorite thing, that was until it rained and they got soaked up to the knees. The flaring on those was pretty extreme and this pair from ModCloth has a more toned down approach. Except when it comes to the color, you can opt for the safe ocean (in the photo below) or if you want to truly embrace the ’70s aesthetic they are also available in the bold tangerine (above). Your inner Penny Lane will love the exposed center seams and high waist; oversized sunglasses are optional. Bare feet might not be the best approach so either sandals for the end of summer or the more autumnal Converse would work as footwear for this look.

Modcloth cords

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