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Outlander Season 2: Why Caitriona Balfe Finds Her Revealing Costume Funny

Update Date: May 01, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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Starz's time-traveling epic Outlander has been heralded as tour de force in its adaptation but also in its costume design as it has time-travelled to Scottish Highlands in the year 1740 to the cream of the cream Parisian society in the 1940s.

Lately, Claire Randall (portrayed by Caitriona Balfe) had a comical outlook for the costume design of Terry Dresbach in which she saunters in a plunging red gown - a garb which was a darling in the Diana Gabaldon's historical time travel novel, according to USA Today.

"It's a beautiful dress and such a fan moment in the books. Jamie has to say, 'You can see all the way down to your third rib,' and it had to fulfill all these different things, so Terry did such an incredible job with it. But walking anywhere, I had to do this kind of sideways crab walk. It was like, 'Wide load, coming through!' I thought all that I was missing was the 'Beep! Beep! Beep!' that these massive trucks had." 

Balfe happily admitted that Season 2 of Outlander has a more connected to the narrative as the writers have made her contribute to the sophisticated dress designs of the Claire character.  

"It was nice to be able to see Claire explore her femininity, because she's usually such a practical and pragmatic person, and not at all interested in her appearance. Being able to see her dressing up for the first time ever, that was a nice element," she added.

Outlander which is dubbed as a feminist answer to HBO's Game of Thrones further raised the bar with its fashion aesthetics as it had Kimberly Smart who portrayed Madame Mesle de la Tourelle, a mistress of King Louis XV - strut in a revealing dress which exposed her bare breast along with matching swan-nipple rings which were strictly mentioned in the books. Fortunately for the actress was attached a modified bust sculpted with the peculiar rings on it, according to Vulture.

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