Tess of the D’Urbevilles (1998) short review

Such a general downer that I always have a hard time getting actively excited about it, but still yet another great British miniseries. Justine Waddell is, as always, fabulous as the title character, a poor small-town farmer’s daughter who goes off to seek her way in the world and — as we know — suffers for it. Interesting 1870s or 1880s lower class clothing.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.