It seems that Sunday nights at the BBC are determined to transport us back in time to the 1950s. Hot on the heels of The Outcast, we have ‘Partners in Crime’, based on Agatha Christie stories about Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, originally set in the 1920s, but moved forward in time to the 1950s. Jessica Raine plays Tuppence Beresford, a glamorous accidental detective with a wardrobe to just about die for.
Partners in Crime may be set in the 1950s, but the wardrobe bares little resemblance to the full skirted prom style dresses and floral prints of The Outcast. (You can read all about the fashion of that series here.) Tuppence’s wardrobe is about prim suits, pencil skirts, jackets with nipped in waist and beautiful frilled blouses. It is such an elegant look that you can’t help but admire it, and Jessica Raine’s wears it so well. In the first scene Tommy and Tuppence are on a train, and Tuppence’s outfit – a neat two piece suit in beige with brown pipping, teamed with a small hat with an eye-catching yellow feather, just sets the tone perfectly. The yellow feather is a sign of things to come – Tuppence does wear bright colours so well, from plum cardigans to mustard knits. It is just such a fab wardrobe and certainly makes the series appeal to fans of vintage fashion.
Partners in Crime has five more episodes to go, so you can certainly catch up if you missed episode one. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a little retro escapism on a Sunday night. Below, I’ve added a few ways to get the Tuppence look with Boden. It seems fitting to use a brand renowned for great British style for a post that celebrates a great British writer, and Britsh acting talent. So we have Cashmere, a pencil skirt, a classic tweed jacket and some rather gorgeous shoes. I’m sure Tuppence would approve!
Get the look with Boden
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