Regal rulers struggling to balance doing what is best for their countries and what is best for themselves, fighting to keep outside forces of war, the plague, and the Darkness at bay, and managing relationships of love and friendship in increasingly impossible situations are the name of the game in the CW’s hit television show Reign. Mary Stuart (better known as Mary, Queen of Scots), played by the radiant Adelaide Kane, must navigate being a young monarch in the treacherous French Court amidst lies and danger, with a handful of rulers wanting her dead at any given time.
And as if that’s not enough incentive to watch, there’s the fashion.
The glorious, glorious fashion.
The ethereal, ornately embellished dresses, the natural makeup, and the braided hair adorned with beaded headbands and flower crowns are the uniform of the powerful women on Reign. Personally, I wish I could wear this type of stuff every single day, so this style was a blast to recreate.
Okay, so it’s not historically accurate. Basically nothing about this show is (for example, in the show Francis has a brother, Bash, from the affair his father King Henry had with his mistress, Diane de Poitiers), so history buffs beware. If you can get past those little facts, this show is definitely worth the look.
As with my other Get the Look posts, I’ve recreated some of my favorite outfits from the show. I love the fact that Reign has taken a more modern approach to the costuming, while still embodying the regal elegance and luxury that the true rulers would have enjoyed back in the day. After all, dressing like you are from the 16th century can be a bit difficult to get away with in today’s world. So, I hope you enjoy the outfits that I have put together!
Oh, and if you are thinking about starting to watch Reign, you are just in time. Season 2 premieres on the CW this Thursday, October 2!
As usual, I’ve listed where I got each of my items to recreate the looks. Just FYI though, the shoes I’m wearing in each picture are the same – and they’re from American Eagle Outfitters!
Enjoy! (PS, if you notice the difference in lighting, I took these pictures in an ambitious race against the laws of nature aka the sun setting.)
Outfit 1: Lace
Dress: H&M * Belt: Anthropologie * Earrings: Forever21
Outfit 2: Pink Skirts
Shirt: Aerie * Skirt: Forever21 * Necklace: H&M * Belt: American Eagle Outfitters
Outfit 3: Fairy Dress
Dress: H&M * Belt: American Eagle Outfitters * Earrings: H&M
Outfit 4: Warrior Queen
Shirt: Anthropologie * Skirt: H&M * Belt: Forever21 * Earrings: H&M
Outfit 5: Embellished Sleeves
Dress: American Eagle Outfitters * Earrings: Forever21
Thanks so much for reading! I really appreciate it, and I hope you liked everything. If you have any ideas about other Get the Looks I should do, let me know by leaving a comment or sending me a tweet @bmdrose. Have an awesome week!!