5 thoughts on “Keeping Up with Outlander

  1. Seen as short hand for conveying “otherness” it is actually quite clever to not give Claire and Geillis with caps and fishu (what is plural of that? fishus?). It makes them stand out a little and if you aren’t tuned in on 18th century fashion you probably don’t think of it. I wonder if Claire will get more of them as she continue to adapt to her new world? I think that would be interesting, but probably not, caps aren’t generally considered sexy. It gets a bit funny though when she clearly has a quite big wardrobe on her trip, but still sleeps with her clothes on. Why, if she will change clothes the next day? I can understand it out of doors, but not in an inn.

    I also got the hiccups of her gathering gown, but as you said, not all that far off.

    I do love Dougal. It must be good acting for I was not keen on him in the books at all. Graham McTavish makes a good job in getting a range of emotions across while standing around with his arms crossed and smouldering. :D

    So can we please have the next episode now?

    1. It is interesting, because in later books Claire continues to refuse to wear a cap, due to her modern sensibilies, and it continues tp scandalise the other women around, to the point of it becoming a running gag.

  2. So, what did we think of the weird knit neck cozy Claire wore in parts of The Gathering? Maybe it’s some kind of historical heeland garment, a warmer woolly fichu thang, but the look of it gave me the yips. Right up there with the backwards monkey fur waistcoat.
    Loved her fur trimmed coat, though. Don’t care about accuracy: WANT.

    1. I also wondered about the neck wrap Claire wears in scenes of the last episode of Outlander, “By the Pricking of my Thumbs.” What exactly is it, and is it a historically accurate piece of clothing? I must know!
      Also, the post mentions that the women at the Gathering are sporting 1760s hair styles. What would more accurate 1740s hair styles be?

  3. I have been told that in the 1740’s women ‘did not’ wear the plaid fabric design in skirts (petticoats). Is there any truth to that? I have been told that women “only wore plaids” in their Arisaig’s… Any ‘historically accurate’ advice on this would be really helpful! I have done many web searched for museum clothes from that era and haven’t been able to find anything either way.

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