Are "Enola Holmes" (2020) Costumes Historically Accurate?

Pubblicato il 28 set 2020
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  • Karolina Żebrowska

    Karolina Żebrowska

    4 mesi fa

    sorry if it came off as a bit of a roast, it's a sweet movie and the costumes weren't actually bad



      3 mesi fa

      The part where she said its a symbol of repression tho, you took it out of context:(( she said "it is a symbol of repression to those WHO ARE FORCED to wear it" and then continues on by saying how she chooses to wear it and how it helps with her stuffing her money in the corset(which someone said that in the books, she put more things and how the corset was a useful thing) they prolly only put the money to symbolize the scenes in the book



      3 mesi fa

      Except they messed up the timeline of the costumes💩🤣but IM STILL GONNA LOVE THAT FILM AND THERE AINT ANYONE STOPPING ME HAHAHA

    • F LozanoLond1995

      F LozanoLond1995

      4 mesi fa

      And the question is , Why does it always has to be historically accurate? At the end of the day is not a documentary. it's just a fictional story. inaccuracies are repeated in many movies. That means the people behind the screen has asked themselves that question and they have gotten to the conclusion that its not a priority for the industry, cause many of those movies with inaccuracies have won prizes for their job. Even Oscars. So...

    • Alessia Block

      Alessia Block

      4 mesi fa

      @Nicole Stanhope The movie is not set in 1900, even though the Movie showed 1884 at the the beginning of the movie, making it seem she was born that year which might made it confusing. If you look closely at the newspaper Enola was reading about the reform bill when she was at the finishing school you will notice the date 1884 put at the top of the newspaper. Also in 1884 there was a reform bill singed called the Representation of the People Act, which also made me think it was in 1884. If you look up when the movie is set, most sources say it’s set in 1884, including the one yeeaahhzz posted

    • Bethany Johnson

      Bethany Johnson

      4 mesi fa

      Could you please do a video about the 2015 Far From the Madding Crowd?

  • Cordelia Dorfer

    Cordelia Dorfer

    11 giorni fa

    Word of fashion spread a lot slower and they might dress as the woman around them dressed when they were kids

  • pearl m

    pearl m

    12 giorni fa

    i would die for a historical fashion youtuber to talk about the books series this was based on. they were some of my favorites, and spent a lot of time talking about the fashion. i desperately want to know how accurate they are

  • tieaontwftw


    13 giorni fa

    The costume might be a bit of a mess but the story is very good lol

  • Evelyn Cunningham

    Evelyn Cunningham

    23 giorni fa

    Has anyone read the books?



    24 giorni fa


  • sew biz

    sew biz

    24 giorni fa

    Enola is NOT wearing the actual blue corset that was on the dress form...that would have never fit her and it did actually look like museum piece

  • Carolina Villanueva

    Carolina Villanueva

    24 giorni fa

    I believe the movie is set in 1890's/1900 because at the beginning of the movie, when Enola explains "I was named Enola" bla bla bla, a piece of paper is shown where you can read 1884 (Implying -I believe- that she was born that year). Since the events happen right after she turns 16, It should be the year 1900. So... that's that. I love your reviews :D

  • Meryl Joy Sarmiento

    Meryl Joy Sarmiento

    25 giorni fa

    I just watched Enola Holmes for Helena Bonham Carter

  • bhop


    28 giorni fa

    psa: the movie takes place in the year 1900

  • Gaia Picchetti

    Gaia Picchetti

    29 giorni fa

    The hair like this looks great on you!❤️

  • Curious Cats

    Curious Cats

    Mese fa

    Is it just me that thinks she looks like Millie bobby brown?

  • wobelo


    Mese fa

    ANNE WITH AN E, please! thank you!

  • F. Amadis

    F. Amadis

    Mese fa

    i reaaallllyyy want to see opinions on crimson peak costumes

  • Lillie Bucci

    Lillie Bucci

    Mese fa

    Lol imagine in a couple hundred years there’s a movie set in the 2020s and a fashion historian saying things like “No, moustaches and galaxy print is mid 2010s, you can’t mix it up with low rise jeans from the early 2000s what is this madness!”

  • Adrian Yo

    Adrian Yo

    Mese fa

    I feel like the era of the clothes reflect the character's goals and main traits instead of the timeline

  • Heather Saxton

    Heather Saxton

    Mese fa

    The stiffly shaped dress for the headmaster makes sense for the character since it reflects her overall stiffness. It may be in the wrong century but filmography wise the choice makes perfect sense. Imagine the stiff old lady in a curvy dress
    The red dress looks like something the prostitutes from that party island in Pirates of the Caribbean would wear lmao

  • Amber Cruz

    Amber Cruz

    Mese fa

    After I watched the movie I searched up what the time period was supposed to be and google said 1884

  • Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich

    Mese fa

    I’m pretty sure Enola Holmes is set in 1900 since at the beginning it’s implied that Enola was born in 1884 and it starts on her 16th birthday.

  • Mary H

    Mary H

    Mese fa

    I imagine many of the costumes - not on the main characters necessarily - but others- are from costume rental houses. I worked on Hollywood feature films for years - in the art department and used to cringe when these types of videos would come out. We always did the best we could with the money and time we had to create everything... not to mention the influence of the production designer, director and producers. So go easy on the wardrobe department here... and save all of your criticism for Bridgerton... and show no mercy... Lol....

  • Stellaluna


    Mese fa

    "No one cares about the crinolines" I'm dying

  • z1LeaF


    Mese fa

    I hope you do historical accuracy for A Discovery of Witches season 2, it takes place in 1590

  • Zuzkaenka505


    Mese fa

    0:40 in book it's 1888

  • Armchair warrior

    Armchair warrior

    Mese fa

    You should check out "A Discovery of Witches" Season two they travel back in time and have alot of interesting clothes.

  • Armchair warrior

    Armchair warrior

    Mese fa

    I didn't like the whole anti male thing of the show. But I do like the clothing and the actress.

  • Leila Jaafari

    Leila Jaafari

    Mese fa

    U can’t make me review men’s fashions! *snorts* this is what I came for. Lol.

  • Michelle


    Mese fa

    Im not a scholar but i noticed the variety of decade dress in the room of women meeting, and trying not to spoil the film, but i definitely saw it as the variety, though historically inaccurate- it wouldn't be happening in the same room, was a physical representation of how long women have been fighting.

  • Christy T

    Christy T

    Mese fa

    The rented costumes are more coherent and the custom costumes fail.

  • plamaytur1842


    Mese fa

    Min. 10:47 she's wearing a Chemise under her corset. Give this Film 10/10 Points on Historical Accuracy!

  • Ella Mantle

    Ella Mantle

    Mese fa

    Why is this video so freaking hilarious. I love this woman.

  • Tea Wetyšková

    Tea Wetyšková

    Mese fa

    Can you review the Alienist? 😊❤

  • Fabiana Peralta

    Fabiana Peralta

    Mese fa

    I would love to have your oppinion in anne with an e please🥺

  • Gabriela Petráková

    Gabriela Petráková

    Mese fa

    I read the book (yes they did book, aand I don't have Netflix) and I think Enolas mom have costumes for her personality not for era.
    And also in book the boy buy his clothes for not look rich.

  • Hi There

    Hi There

    Mese fa

    Enola Holmes takes place in the year 1900, she is 16 years old in the film and was born in 1884.

  • Hi There

    Hi There

    Mese fa

    Enola Holmes takes place in the year 1900

  • Austin Low

    Austin Low

    Mese fa

    I’m actually pretty sure the film is set in 1900s to late 1910s because the film mentioned the mother was a part of the suffragette movement in the UK? Might be wrong tho

  • Rohit Æ

    Rohit Æ

    Mese fa

    I was very confused mainly because the whole "militant" feminist with the use of miniature bombs occured after around 1900. So I was kinda expecting the clothes to be Edwardian. But then Enola wore that red dress which screamed 19th century (1890s at best) with a neckline that would have at most be appropriate for a woman of age at evening party. That was confusing. Then, the style of the widows weeds was not common in Edwardian times really unless perhaps it was worn by a very old widow. And then Enola wears those loose simple clothes which were definitely Edwardian Middle Class. And I was like. OMG what time period is this happening 1900s or 1890s?
    I kinda like Helena Carter's outfit and especially her loose hair. It was more historically ambiguous as opposed to historically incorrect. The looseness kinda represents her liberal ideas.

  • Charlotte Boyles

    Charlotte Boyles

    Mese fa

    I think the books are much more historicaly accurate. Side note: she doesn’t wear any boys clothes in the books. She thinks her brothers would be expecting that.

  • Emma Scholtz

    Emma Scholtz

    Mese fa

    Bruh why does she look just like Millie Bobby Brown tho.

  • merchantfan


    Mese fa

    If the costumes sometimes go around 1880- an 1830 costume on an old lady might not be too bad. One thing I really loved from Mad Men was how they were good about what was in fashion- but not every character was wearing the fashionable thing. Some people had slightly older out of date clothes because they were poor and people who were older or more old fashioned might be favoring styles that looked more like what was in style maybe 10 years ago in their heyday. Look at how many moms spent years trying to get their daughters to buy those really ugly heavy duty round bras- because they were the closet thing to the bullet bras that had been popular when they were young

  • Lydia S

    Lydia S

    Mese fa

    Can you imagine people a hundred years from now making movies that mix in styles from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, early 2000s, and 1800s? Wow.

  • Annie Shaffer

    Annie Shaffer

    Mese fa

    hmm...maybe it's the people with "old ways of thinking" that are wearing the older styles. The grandma, the headmistresses....

  • Lxllx


    Mese fa


  • the whimsical reader

    the whimsical reader

    Mese fa

    Apparently it’s set in 1884

  • Tibi Taylor

    Tibi Taylor

    Mese fa

    The 1st automobiles were invented around 1885, so late 1880s/early 1890s is a good guess. Older women wore clothes from prior years, but I agree there are glaring inconsistencies here. Would love to see you review the spandex gloves in Bridgerton!

  • Yumi Yamada

    Yumi Yamada

    Mese fa

    Who else thought Karolina shouldve been Enola tho-

  • Victoria


    Mese fa

    I'm not a fashion historian at all, and even I thought the red dress looked weirdly risque for the time.
    Also you should do a costume review of the Canadian TV show "Road to Avonlea"!

  • Kanwal Asad

    Kanwal Asad

    Mese fa

    I liked downton abbey ,but would love to hear what do you think about it

  • Idra Bohm

    Idra Bohm

    Mese fa

    I was a fan of the books as a child, and elaborate descriptions of clothing were actually a HUGE part of the series. Enola was meant to be a distinctly feminine detective who solved mysteries in distinctively feminine ways by using her knowlege of the language of flowers, the language of fans, her knowledge of clothing, etc. (as opposed to perpetual bachelor Sherlock).
    I don't know if this is historically accurate or not, but she makes a distinction between something she calls "tight-lacing" (and something called a spoon corset?) which is painful and oppresive and her regular corset which she uses to hold up her dress(bust enhancer, hip regulator), change people's impression of her age(through modifying her silhouette), and containing her rope/money/knives. Her corset even saves her from a garroting (because of a high collar). Enola actually does a lot to establish her various disguises, using false curls, broaches, certain fabrics and cuts, etc. I don't know the exact historical accuracy of the books, but clothing really was an essential piece of the story that I'm sad they didn't get quite right for the movies.
    There's actually a whole book centered around an old, oddly embroidered crinoline that was used to carry secret messages in the embroidery (during the Crimean war, I believe) and Enola knows that one of her friends is in trouble because she's wearing a sort of new restrictive bell-shaped skirt that doesn't fit with her personality at all. She also talks about clothing in relation to her mother(who was a feminist) and how bicycles and "walking dresses" allowed women more freedom of choice in their apparel.

  • James Whalen

    James Whalen

    Mese fa

    PLEASE review the costumes of Bridgerton!!

  • The sky Planet

    The sky Planet

    Mese fa

    And here I come just to watch people be angry at the lack of hats on the movie and just to find out so so much much more

  • John Gottschalk

    John Gottschalk

    Mese fa

    I'm really new to this side of youtube, and it's very interesting to hear a formalist's view on how fashion in movies should be. I think it would serve you well though to have someone who is thinking more based on thematics as a choice for character design. If you can find a character concept artist to be in dialogue with, I think you could have some pretty interesting discussions, and come up with some interesting solutions to the problems the movies create.
    The specific character I'm thinking is the head mistress, you say you're confused about her silhouette because it's too straight and not curvy enough, but I can guess a character designer would pick that, as it shows her metaphorical rigidness in perspective. She isn't flexible like Enola or her mother, instead she has a very rigid way of thinking about the world.
    Anyways, I think if you find a character designer to bounce ideas off with, I think you could have some very interesting dialogue!

    • John Gottschalk

      John Gottschalk

      Mese fa

      I guess what I mean is cocept artists often use shape to specifically distinguish characters from background characters. So the easiest way would be to draw from different eras, rather than putting them all in the same shapes.

  • Kaitlin J

    Kaitlin J

    Mese fa

    i swear movies set past maybe the 20s have like. a general idea of what clothes looked like, in that they have a "fancy dress" and a corset and just fucking RUN with it. like my god gskfdshd like if you're not thinking about them in a historical sense, they're fun, but it really looks like they did the amount of research as like a 7th grader trying to do a report the night before its due sometimes (not talking about this movie specifically i just gdkfhgdhfg)

  • dallas swain

    dallas swain

    Mese fa

    I like this girl's hairstyle its pretty!

  • Wendy Z

    Wendy Z

    2 mesi fa

    Actually for the elderly lady at 3:28 makes sense as they didn't buy clothes at the rhythm we do today, sometimes would keep only a couple of dresses for years. Ederly people prefer the style of when they were young. There are many early XXth, XIXth century footages on youtube it's really interesting

  • Samantha B

    Samantha B

    2 mesi fa

    I love this movie either way 😂

  • Karie Chaos

    Karie Chaos

    2 mesi fa

    I thought they were purposely going kind of vague on the exact point in time, on purpose. That said, I enjoyed the film as a nice bit of fiction fun.

  • Artie person guy

    Artie person guy

    2 mesi fa

    16:44 💋⛪ get the Lowood look

  • Alexandre Moonwell

    Alexandre Moonwell

    2 mesi fa

    The headmistress' silhouette is supposed to be straight, menacing, upright, angular. That's an artistic choice

  • PerpetualJoy


    2 mesi fa

    Ooh, could you review the first Pirates of the Caribbean? I know it's old but it was so exciting as a kid and I'd love to know how good/bad Disney did

  • Jennifer Catherine G

    Jennifer Catherine G

    2 mesi fa

    Can you do downton abbey?? 😍😍

  • Leslie Kendall

    Leslie Kendall

    2 mesi fa

    Question. The criticism on the older heavy-set women not having the hour glass figures. Do you really think that a large woman would have the hour glass figure even with a corset? I mean I'm older and heavy set and would need hydraulics to achieve that. Just wondering.

  • Rabbi Spidermann

    Rabbi Spidermann

    2 mesi fa

    But was Enola young enough to have loose hair without being considered a "loose" girl? If I'm understanding right then you might be able to get away with that at 14, but not at 16 where you were basically marriageable age.

  • Xochitl La Mora

    Xochitl La Mora

    2 mesi fa

    As someone that doesn't know jack shit about historic clothing, this movie felt all over the place

  • Autumn S

    Autumn S

    2 mesi fa

    The thing with costumes is that people still owned and wore dresses that were 10 or more years behind popular fashion... so... yeh. So long as they aren’t ahead of their time it still fits the era
    Or mixing too many decades in one dress of course

  • Humble Softie

    Humble Softie

    2 mesi fa

    Here’s some information nobody asked for: I cried at the ending of that movie :’)

  • Nia Mensah

    Nia Mensah

    2 mesi fa

    This. Is set in the 1860 fyi

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    2 mesi fa

    It is not (and I guess never will be) officially confirmed, but it is estimated that Sherlock Holmes was born in 1859. Specifically, May 22.
    I've never watched Enola, but that's there for your curiosity.

  • Isabelle Woltering

    Isabelle Woltering

    2 mesi fa

    I’m so glad you did this video! Since the clothing in the movie played a big role in the story

  • Anna Krpatová

    Anna Krpatová

    2 mesi fa

    Would you consider doing video on or mentioning Queen's Gambit costumes? 🥰🥰 love your videos meme mom

  • mcmemmo


    2 mesi fa

    If you read the book, it says she dresses in only second hand clothes & her mother was big into dress reform.

  • Morely


    2 mesi fa

    Lark rise to Candleford, please! It has clothes of rich and poor and it will be interesting to hear your commentaries on it.

  • yael wilkoff

    yael wilkoff

    2 mesi fa

    As Bernadette banner pointed out ,due to the plot point containing the reformation act, the movie is set in 1884.

  • Stories Mylife

    Stories Mylife

    2 mesi fa

    Pls do
    anne with an e

  • Christian Ureña

    Christian Ureña

    2 mesi fa

    at the end of the day this movie was garbage

  • Vonne Alie

    Vonne Alie

    2 mesi fa

    My biggest problem was how shiny Enola’s morning dress was lol. It should have been dull fabric

  • Agnessa92


    2 mesi fa

    I think the Headmistress of school is supposed to be stuck in the past both mentally and clothing wise. She doesn't seem like a person who would be wearing latest fashion.

  • Nicole L

    Nicole L

    2 mesi fa

    The movie is gonna get smashed by meme mom and I'm scared of it, but dang I love your hair so much. Like. Gosh it's gorgeous

  • Loki Over Thor

    Loki Over Thor

    2 mesi fa

    I love this movie so much lol

  • lída růžička

    lída růžička

    2 mesi fa

    i think the movie's time period given as the 19th century is really the point, similarly to how percy jackson is set "in the early 21st century" - the elements are indeed taken freely from the eras as the designers please, but i think it makes a point as a mainly kids' adventure film to do so

  • Auralee Engstrom

    Auralee Engstrom

    2 mesi fa

    Have u done Tim burtons Alice in wonderland?

  • Mary


    2 mesi fa

    you should do annne with an E next

  • Kasia Lisowski

    Kasia Lisowski

    2 mesi fa

    Petition For Karolina to be Netfilx's new historical fashion advisor

  • crystal myth

    crystal myth

    2 mesi fa

    it's the year 1900. In the montage at the beginning of the movie where she says when she was born, it says 1884, and the movie starts on her 16th birthday.

  • Izzy Spell

    Izzy Spell

    2 mesi fa

    I would love to see a video like this about Angelika, the french movie series from the 1960s, set in the mid-17th century. My family loves the movies a lot and there's quite a lot of costumes and learning more about the fashion and accuracy would be so cool.
    Plus the books are awesome and I am a literal fangirl, would geek out so much.

  • Izzy Spell

    Izzy Spell

    2 mesi fa

    All historical movies should just hire Karolina, change my mind

  • Hannah Tucker

    Hannah Tucker

    2 mesi fa

    Could you review the queens gambit from Netflix soon? I find the story line so interesting and I've only watched the first episode! It reminds me aloy of a 2015 indie game , Fran Bow. Especially with the dependency of the pills; the orphan child also reminded me of Fran Bow. I was wondering how accurate the costumes and mannerism are in the set time period.
    Sorry I rambled 😂

  • Kai Theatre

    Kai Theatre

    2 mesi fa

    i did the maths so it's supposed to be 1900

  • Ash ,

    Ash ,

    2 mesi fa

    I figured some of the ladies were wearing older clothes because they were poor and didn't really buy new clothes

  • Triss Foster

    Triss Foster

    2 mesi fa

    Okay but the actor for sherlock in the movie tho, they had no right making sherlock that fucking hot

  • valerie checo

    valerie checo

    2 mesi fa

    it’s the 1900 cause in the beginning of the movie it shows she was born in 1884 so add 16 and it’s the 1900

  • Tracy


    2 mesi fa

    Roast away

  • Miew Leng Soo

    Miew Leng Soo

    2 mesi fa

    to-do list
    1、voice actor
    2、unique singing anna marie,烟嗓。
    4、not as opinionated as fans get u hassled.blend in?
    5、problem solving and how to spotcheck(backwards working )
    6 、math non calculator practice test
    7、 figure of speech
    8、 emotion loop wheel
    9、 percentile ,bases, linear , exponential growth factor.

  • Zombie CyborgMama

    Zombie CyborgMama

    2 mesi fa

    Me watching any period film.
    This is why I dont bother watching them anymore.
    At least Singing In The Rain had a costume designer that was designing incredibly close to the era that the movie was set, so his liberties with the fashions were pretty complimentary, even if the make up and hair was all over the place

  • margaux margaux

    margaux margaux

    2 mesi fa

    I don't know what year it's supposed to be, all I can say to help is that Sherlock is thought to be born in 1854.

  • SsstAr 22

    SsstAr 22

    2 mesi fa

    I think it was a great movie!

  • corelov


    2 mesi fa

    nOt suPpOsEd tO bE

  • Bennett Cooper

    Bennett Cooper

    2 mesi fa

    I find the the shop owner's and some of the women's sort of edwardian fashion kind of symbolic as they are sort of revolutionists and feminists so its in a way the costumer's way of telling their story of their sort of efforts for progression, maybe idk.

  • The majestic Mango

    The majestic Mango

    2 mesi fa


  • steph soppanish

    steph soppanish

    2 mesi fa

    if you’re not sure what Helena is wearing then thats pretty accurate to who she is lmao