8 hairstyles Downton’s Lady Mary could have gone for

The eldest Crawley sister shocked the family with her modern hairdo this weekend. But imagine how Robert would have reacted to these...

Lady Mary rocked the Abbey this weekend. And not with news of her promiscuousness masquerading as a passion for sketching. 

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Instead, the eldest Crawley sister shocked her fellow family members by cutting her traditional and conservative long locks into a short flapper-style bob

Now, don’t get us wrong, we like Mary’s new do. But imagine the scandal if she’d turned up with one of these styles instead… 

Kate Middleton’s flowing, royal curls. Very 2014. 

Strangely, Princess Leia’s sci-fi classic looks less out of place than expected…  

Farrah Fawcett’s bouffant blonde waves would surely cause something of a stir…

The Rache from Friendsl. Not a good look in 1924. Who’d have thought it?

Claudia Winkleman’s choppy fringe lend Mary an added air of mysteriousness… 

Joan from Mad Men’s bold crop is 40 years too early. 

Ziggy Stardust. Sorry, this is just getting silly now… 

Erm… 

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Downton Abbey continues on Sunday at 9:00pm on ITV