Succession is well-known for its ability to bring the “stealth wealth” designer clothing of the super rich to television.
Look closer, and some of these high-end items are actually from British High Street shops.
The wardrobe department seamlessly blends designer buys from Ralph Lauren Collection, Monique Lhuillier and Proenza Schouler with affordable finds from the likes of Reiss and Hobbs.
In the season 3 finale, for example, Shiv (Sarah Snook) wore an ill-fitting £169 Ted Baker dress to her mother Caroline’s (Harriet Walter) Italian wedding, pairing it with a chic hat and a pair of shoes.
In the season 3 finale, for example, Shiv (Sarah Snook) wore a £169 Ted Baker dress to her mother Caroline’s (Harriet Walter) Italian wedding, pairing it with a chic hat and a pair of shoes. The Ted Baker dress worn by Shiv is shown (left), and can be seen on the Ted Baker website.
Willa (Justine Lupe), left, wore the Ted Baker £249 Tedi Printed Midi Dress (right), which combines charming florals, an asymmetric frill detail and a lace-up back, in episode 6
Even though the character is well-known for her sleek style, this floral gown was slightly unusual. It prompted Twitter users and viewers to comment on the decision. One user noted that the fabric had ‘wrinkles’ and ‘pulls’.
Meanwhile, one mother-of-the-bride posted: ‘Shiv wore the same dress to her mom’s wedding that I wore to my daughter’s wedding!’
This is not the first season that the brand has been featured in the campaign.
Willa (Justine Lupe) wore the Ted Baker £249 Tedi Printed Midi Dress, which combines charming florals, an asymmetric frill detail and a lace-up back, in episode 6.
Fan account successionfashion shared the finds on Instagram. This fan account is dedicated to finding out the looks worn by the cast.
Earlier, Shiv wore a $129.50 Club Monaco satin t-shirt in a deep wine colour, as well as a £115 sleeveless knitted top from Reiss.
Shiv wore the £115 Reiss Angelo Textured Top (right) early on in season two, pairing it with a pair of beige high-waisted linen trousers. Now, the knitted top is sold out
In episode 4, Shiv looked flawless in the Club Monaco shirt in deep wine. The top can be found on Club Monaco’s website. The top is no longer available for purchase in the UK.
The love for British high street pieces isn’t restricted to this season: in the final episode of season two, Shiv stunned in a white jumpsuit from Hobbs – now on sale for £129 (right)
Both tops featured power pants typical of the character’s closet.
The love for British high street pieces isn’t restricted to this season: in the final episode of season two, Shiv stunned in a white jumpsuit from Hobbs – now on sale for £129.
The pieces were able to fit into Michelle Matland, costume designer for Roy.
Although they do have high-end brands, it is not like the new rich or Instagram millionaires.
Instead it is quietly expensive: an exquisitely tailored suit for Logan or Shiv’s sophisticated separates from the likes of Gabriela Hearst, Max Mara or Loro Piana.
Style evolution: In series one Shiv (left), with her long auburn locks still in tact, was dressed in earthy, ’70s-inspired tones, accessorising with silk scarves and even baseball caps. This is the character wearing a long brown coat over teal trousers. Right, a £269 Massimo Dutti coat
Relaxed and oversized: In the pilot episode, Shiv’s separation from her family was illustrated by this low key outfit of an H&M Fair Isle sweater, maroon trousers and a well worn baseball cap. Right, popular Fair Isle knits can be found at every price point, including this £29.99 Zara style
Shiv is a symbol of modern power dressing. Shiv is strong, confident and elegant. She also wears subtle colours that catch the eye.
Rachel Gold, sylist, said that Shiv’s clothes are classic and corporate. However, they’re also approachable because the colors match her skin tone. “Plus, the soft textures add a touch of femininity.
You will find a lot of suits and turtlenecks in the wardrobe.
While the media maven can buy Ralph Lauren, Theory and The Row, the average person can get her look for less by shopping at Massimo Dutti and Jigsaw.
‘The trick to nailing Shiv’s style is look for high waisted tailored trousers, sharp blazers and fitted knitwear in neutral hues such as monochrome, camel, navy and taupe,’ said fashion stylist Hannah Eichler.
‘Add ladylike jewellery and a slick of buttery rose hued lipstick and don’t forget to dig out those straighteners – you’ll need a sleek bob to show you mean business.’
Fallal tones: Shiv wears a classic silk shirt in an orange-burnt hue, in series one. This shade is typical of the colour scheme she used in earlier episodes. Right, a Holland Cooper blouse, £199
Sophisticated: Sarah Snook has made Succession’s Shiv a model for modern power dressing. The confident Snook is elegant and stylish, with subtle colours that catch the eye. The look can be recreated at home without spending a fortune. Shoppers can pick up key pieces like a blue silk shirt (left) from brands like Jigsaw (right, a £125 style)
Soft colors: The pale pink shade is the perfect foundation for Shiv’s Series Two suit (left). A similar style, with the same type of collar, can be found at Hobbs for £39