Outlander stars wore 5,000 pairs of shoes during filming, costume designer reveals


THE STARS of Outlander wore 5,000 pairs of shoes and changed into 10,000 individual pieces of clothing during filming for season two, it has been revealed.

Terry Dresbach, costume designer for the show, has spoken of the immense wardrobes in an interview with a magazine.

She said it was her “dream” to dress the characters for the new series, which is set in France.

But she also revealed the extreme pressure to complete the “monumental task” to a high standard.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe star in the hit series
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe star in the hit series


The stars of the hit TV series, including Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, had a wardrobe consisting 5,000 pairs of shoes – enough for a new pair every day for over 13 years.

Designers also created over 10,000 items of clothing, including exquisite silks and formal dresses, for the cast.

Talking about the new wardrobe, which differs drastically to the Scottish tartan skirts and leather boots from the first series, Dresbach said: “It’s a massive season…it was a monumental task.

“It’s a completely different kind of clothing. In Scotland, there is not a ton of research out there about what they wore. It was a rough place.

“But France [in the 18th century] was one of the most well-documented periods of fashion in the world, so you better get it right.

“There is no wiggle room. Everything has to be sumptuous and lavish and every inch is beaded and embroidered.

“Getting to do 18th century French court is a designer’s dream. It’s fabulous.”

The latest series sees the main characters Claire and Jamie travel from Scotland to France in an effort to thwart the Battle of Culloden.

Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie, recently revealed that the filming for the new installments was “almost complete”.

And the teaser trailer for the second season showcases more action, political scheming and romance than previous episodes.