For those of you who are missing out, Downton Abby is basically the coolest thing PBS has ever done. Following one household through life 100 years ago in the English countryside (like Jane Austen, but more modern) the show has inspired a whole new generation to look back to a bygone era. Soft English romance meets vintage with a little kitsch, some mixing and matching, and updated shapes. Lace is king here, men always look their best, and the effect is that of the easy elegance that comes with good breeding. Even if your bloodlines don't run quite as blue, it's the one day you can appreciate the finer things in life without looking like a snob, and indulge in you finest etiquette fancies.