Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Hair thread!


Thanks Rachel, that is fascinating! I had no idea about the pockets in particular. I am completely on the other side of the world where our 18C “fashions” didn’t kick in until 1788 and beyond and were English/Scottish/Irish. I do remember Terry mentioned somewhere that after one part where Claire wore a longer shawl, it had to come off as you couldn’t see her waist! (Hope I haven’t misquoted). So I imagine there is a huge balance between authentic and being attractive to our eyes, IF the character is supposed to be. We are supposed to identify with them so it wouldn’t work if they were shockers eh. It’s nice to chat, love social media and forums for this stuff, it adds so much to show.. hope you get some sleep.