So, for Friday's post for Jane Austen week... Dresses! Have you ever watched a Jane Austen movie (or another Regency movie) and thought "That dress looks familiar..."? Well, a lot of times with period dramas, costumes are reused over and over again. Here are some of the dresses that you might have noticed!
The source for all of these is Recycled Movie Costumes. There are so many other dresses there: if you have time, take a look at their website! I've only got ten of the dresses listed here. Note: Some of the pictures that Recycled Movie Costumes for the dresses weren't as detailed as I would have liked them to be, so there are some different pictures than what Recycled Movie Costumes has.
|Elinor Dashwood's plaid dress from Sense and Sensibility (1995).|
|You may also have seen Elinor's dress in Mansfield Park (2007) on Fanny Price or on Henrietta Musgrove in Persuasion (2007)|
|This brown dress was both in Sense and Sensibility (2008) on Marianne Dashwood and in Pride and Prejudice (2005) on Elizabeth Bennet. The waistline on this dress is low for the Regency era, however.|
|Miss Bingley's dress from Pride and Prejudice (1995)|
|You may also have seen this dress in Lost in Austen on Lady Catherine de Bourgh or in Emma (2009) on the new Mrs. Elton.|
|Okay, not a dress, but the same spencer was on Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1995) and on Anne Elliot in Persuasion (2007)|
|Caroline Bingley from Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Elizabeth Elliot from Persuasion (2007) both wore the same dress.|
|Mrs. Dashwood's dress from Sense and Sensibility (1995)|
|You may also have seen this dress on Lady Ludlow (Cranford (2007)|
|Or on Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park (2007). Sorry about this, but while I was making the images, I made an error and put in the wrong picture. This is the correct one.|
|In two different versions of Emma (1996, 2009), this dress was on both Jane Fairfaxes in, I believe, the same scene.|
|You may have seen this dress on Mrs. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice (1995)...|
|...or in Emma (1996) on Mrs. Weston...|
|...or on Miss Browning (Wives and Daughters) or on Pet Meagles (Little Dorrit)|
|This dress was seen both on Mrs. Weston (Emma (2009)) and on Fanny Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility (2008))|
What did you think of this post? Were there any dresses that you've seen and liked and never realized they were in another period drama? Have you've noticed this in period dramas?