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How To Steal The Style of Period Movies

How To Steal The Style of Period Movies

Sorcha Kennedy

During quarantine, I’ve really been enjoying watching period movies, such as Little Women (2019) and Emma (2020). More specifically I really enjoyed the whimsical costumes used in these movies. However, bonnets and corsets aren’t really everyday clothing. But as I thought more about, there are lots of subtle ways you can incorporate this style into your everyday wardrobe. Here are a few ideas!

Dainty Floral Patterns

It’s rare to find a pattern in these movies that isn’t a cute floral print. This is super easy to add to your wardrobe and it’s super on-trend at the moment. Try to stick to pastel colours and brown/ earth tones to really steal this style. Here are some great options currently available on the high street.

Midi/ Maxi Skirts

This is a super popular trend, but it’s also reminiscent of the dresses worn in these movies. These look especially good in cute floral pink. Petticoat style/ slip style skirts also match this style.

Corset Style Tops

Corset style tops have been all the rage these days and have been worn by celebs such as Madison Beer, Hailey Baldwin, and Bella Hadid. But they were also all the rage when Jane Austen and Louis May Alcott were writing their books. Here are a few options to get this look.

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Puff Sleeves

Puff sleeves are a personal favourite of mine! These tops will automatically dress up any outfit and will give you serious Jo March vibes. Where a dress with puff sleeves to channel your inner Emma Woodhouse.

Empire Waist Dresses

It’s not an Emma Woodhouse inspired look without an empire waist dress. This is a perfect look for summer, and it looks fab on everyone. These dresses will make you want to have afternoon tea in the garden. Here are a few good options for this style.
What are your favourite period movie style icons?

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