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Shop It Out: Downton Abbey

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The week in between Christmas and New Year's tends to be slow news-wise, but there's one prominent story I did notice over winter break: my friends, family and most of those I follow on Twitter all hopelessly hooked on Downton Abbey.

My own obsession with the British PBS Masterpiece Classics series began back in September, when it snagged a total of four Emmys. And with its fantastic cast (Dame Maggie Smith, anyone?), hierarchical upstairs-downstairs dynamic and intriguing love triangles, Downton's downright addicting.

The show's second series has already wrapped up in the UK, but will begin airing stateside this Sunday at 9 pm on PBS. And to celebrate the return of the Grantham fam, we rounded up a selection of pieces inspired by the beautiful Edwardian (and, later, Jazz Age) ensembles they favor.

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The ultimate flapper frock for anyone who dreams of joining the Grantham/Crawley clan.

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Gold leaf on deep blue velvet? That's about as regal as it gets.

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We think even spunky feminist sister Lady Sybil, who favors harem pants over traditional skirts, would approve of this draped number.

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This bow-tied stole has Violet Crawley's name written all over it. She is the Dowager Countess of Grantham after all.

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For the lovely ladies of Downton, there's no such thing as too many ruffles.

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This gorgeous tasseled piece could make an entire outfit.

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Since a tan was considered a major faux pas in early-1900s England, wide-brimmed hats were a must.

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A versatile and affordable Edwardian-inspired topper.

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Peter Pan collars and pleats feature heavily in the upstairs cast's closets.

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Even if you haven't spent months at finishing school, this skirt will help you fake that graceful gait.

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Meet the new gloves of your life.

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From the world's most celebrated purveyor of mesh bags, a delicate bronze option for nights out on the town.

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What's the use of spending hours on an ornate 'do if you're not going to decorate it too?

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This embellished tank would look great layered over a bias-cut silk slipdress.

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