We've said our final goodbyes to our favorite Yorkshire estate, and gone are the chances to ogle the cast's amazing period costumes every Sunday. Curious to see the stars of Downton's upstairs and downstairs in modern garb? Browse on...
As the Dowager Countess, Smith's character pairs her a stiff upper lip with an equally curated wardrobe — that's always proper, never too trendy (unlike her granddaughters), and always well-accessorized. Off screen, this legendary actress looks as relaxed and comfy on the red carpet as the rest of us might be at a family get together.
As Earl of Grantham, Bonneville may don full-on proper formal attire (capes, bow ties and dinner jackets), but in real life, he isn't too shy to rock a hot pink tie. Who hasn't been grinning over this guy and his amateur theater experience?
Offscreen, McGovern leaves the picture-perfect finger waves at Downton and styles her cute side-swept lob in a thoroughly modern way.
With blunt, chin-length bobs coming back in style, Dockery's Lady Mary is right on trend, but definitely opts for less furs, baubles and head gear. Along with quite a different wardrobe off set, the actress also has quite a different accent — .
Everyone's favorite underdog, Lady Edith finally found happiness by the series' end and evolved from the mousier sister to a fashion plate of her own running a leading women's magazine (yay!). In real life, Carmichael is definitely not a spinster, often hitting the red carpet with her lob in glossy beach waves and sporting shimmery make-up and often some break-your-neck heels.
Leave it to the woman who played the title character in Cinderella to look like royalty both onscreen and off. While her off-the-shoulder striped gown may not have quite fit in in the Downton days, it harkens to the elegant ballgown styles of the era. And who caught on the cover of Town & Country? Almost unrecognizable!
With her lovely red blowout and statement necklace, Lesley Nicol is nearly unrecognizable from her dowdier (but so lovable!) cook counterpart.
While he doesn't dress too differently from his once-conniving character Thomas Barrow (minus the bowler, of course), James-Collier seems a whole lot warmer on the red carpet than on the show.
Wearing a tailored suit, crisp tie, and neat haircut, Leech looks nearly identical to his character. The only big difference: He's got a whole lot more scruff in real life.
Without a cream-colored waistcoat and slicked-back 'do, Carter looks like quite the silver fox.
Mrs. Hughes, is that you? With a fresh shoulder-length hairstyle and bolder lipstick, Logan looks like anything but the help.
While he looks great in his tuxedo on its own, we can't help but wish Coyle might rock a bowler on the red carpet someday.
It's definitely the downstairs crew that looks the most different, huh? By the show's end, Daisy finally ditched the ho-hum cap for a sleek bob — we imagine this off-the-shoulder number would've turned Alfred's head.
Perhaps Doyle took a page out of his character's book when he opted to wear a smart bow tie on the red carpet. Molesley's days in a dapper livery are numbered now that he's a teacher though.