What makes for good costumes?
- Colors and fabrics that look authentic instead of being so influenced by modern times.
- Well fitting outfits - all clothes would have been handmade so there's not much excuse for clothing being too big or too small.
- Attention to detail in trimmings and accessories - looking neat and stylish was important to the social classes Jane Austen wrote about.
- Consistency in time period of clothing - clothing styles should be narrowed down instead of including a wide time span in the fashions (i.e. Georgian or Regency - choose one era to set the story in and stick with it!)
Let's take a look at the Best Dressed, Fair to Middling Dressed and Worst Dressed in Jane Austen adaptations and related films!
Best Dressed Jane Austen Adaptations:
Fair to Middling Dressed Jane Austen Adaptations:
Worst Dressed Jane Austen Adaptations:
Well, that's my list! Do you tend to agree or disagree?
Which Jane Austen adaptations do y'all think are the Best Dresses and Worst Dressed?
Thank you Emma Jane for inviting me to guest post during your Period Drama Fashion Week!
Miss Laurie is a 20-something modern day lady striving to live every day for her Lord Jesus Christ and show His love to others. Her blog Old-Fashioned Charm is dedicated to sharing her love of Jane Austen, period costume dramas, classic literature, historical eras and everything old-fashioned. She also runs Austen Efforts, a website dedicated to info and reviews on all of the Jane Austen film adaptations. Check her website for details of any films mentioned in this post.