Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kitty and Lydia Bennet's Red Cape

Kitty and Lydia have the same exact red cape. In fact, there isn't a scene where one wears it and the other doesn't; they always wear them together. They also wear their usual spencers underneath (notice a little bit of Kitty's purple spencer and Lydia's patterned spencer).

Front View: Both capes are red and are secured with a two ribbons that are tied together in a bow. There is a hood on both...

Back View: And here's the hood! The hood is gathered at the edge. It appears that the hood is a rather large one, probably so the wearer could have their bonnet on and be fully covered by the hood.


  1. According to the book accompanying the 1995 series, the inspiration for these costumes were some drawing by Diana Sperling which were published in the book 'Mrs Hurst Dancing & Other Scenes From Regency Life 1812-1823'. Copies of the images can be found at the bottom of this post at another blog site.

    ps If you were already aware of the existence of these images feel free not to approve this comment.


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