6 Reasons the Kardashians are the Modern Day Downton Abbey Style Twins
There are two families we can’t seem to get enough of: The Crawleys of Downton Abbey and—that’s right—the Kardashians. While at first glance, these two bloodlines may seem to have little more in common than their expansive family trees, we can’t stop thinking about how similar they are in terms of style. Sure, Lady Mary may choose a mid-length flapper dress while Kim Kardashian prefers a Yeezy bodysuit, but these stylish families are full of fashion twins. As we prepare to bid adieu to our beloved British family (please don’t say it’s so!), we can still celebrate the fact that we have a real-life equivalent in the Kardashians.
Lady Mary Crawley and Kim Kardashian West:
The leading ladies of their own 30-something generation, it’s no surprise that each lady’s overwhelming confidence translates into a my-way-or-the-highway mentality that has been so carefully asserted that we can’t help but agree with every argument they make—at least until we think better of it. While Mary’s love of fashion is asserted through dropped hemlines and blunt bob haircuts, Kim has single handedly brought back the bodysuit and duster coats—with Kanye’s help. What’s more: Both ladies are likely to find themselves sitting front row to support their favorite designers when fashion week comes around.
Lady Edith Crawley and Khloe Kardashian:
While both girls know what it’s like to be the black sheep of the family while their sisters take the reigns (and attention!), they eventually emerged as the ones who, perhaps, knew better than everyone. They wait and watch when it comes to fashion, tackling trends after others have popularized them, but when they do choose to rock that new fashion statement, they look pretty awesome doing it.
Lady Rose MacClare and Kylie Jenner:
Rose and Kylie are the youths of their respective clans and they take full advantage (we’d like to think that if Snapchat were around in the 1920s, Rose would be the first one on board). They march to the beat of their own drum and change their clothing more often than most. While both girls may gravitate towards youthful statement pieces for casual days, when it’s time to get dressed up, they look just as sophisticated as their elders in slim silhouettes and simple—yet jaw-droppingly beautiful—styles.
Lady Sybil Crawley and Kendall Jenner:
Though the aforementioned ladies may be stubborn and headstrong, it is Sybil and Kendall that are the true independent of their families. Whether it’s attending rallies or flying around the world to open runway shows for countless international fashion weeks, these girls are never afraid of making a statement—especially when it comes to fashion. Not to mention that, nearly 100 years apart from one another, both girls appreciate the power of an awesome pair of pants!
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham and Kris Jenner:
Both #proudmamas of their respective clans and then some, these women rock the near-impossible job of juggling the many different personalities of their offspring. They often use fashion to prove that, though they may have decades of experience on their daughters and often know best, they aren’t too old to relate to the young’uns and show them how it’s done. The duo mixes and matches trendy with sophisticated, like topping an embellished dress their daughters may try to steal with a beautiful coat best suited to the matriarchs they are.
Martha Levinson and MJ Shannon:
The momager of the momager, these ladies may not be in the public eye very often but, when they are, they certainly have a zinger or two to share. They’ve spent a lifetime taking fashion risks and have a deep appreciation for the classics, with a little bit of added flair. Whether it’s in leopard or lace, they always look chic.
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