Are you ready for a third season of Downton Abbey's diaphanous tea dresses and elaborate hairstyles? Join the club. The show has single-handedly brought back a fervent interest in Edwardian-era fashion and beauty, which could require hours of preparation for one ensemble. Dive into a time before nail polish and nylons, and you'll see how much work it would have taken to make Lady Mary beautiful. (Hint: dirty hair is involved.) It's all enough to make a Turkish diplomat lose his breath.
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