Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Throwdown {2}: Elizabeth's Prettiest Dress

It's time for our second throwdown, and this time around we're going to be focusing on Elizabeth Bennet's lovely outfits.  You can vote for your favorite in the poll on the right, and next Wednesday a winner will be announced.

1. White Dotted Muslin with Long Sleeves

2. Cream Embroidered Ball Gown

3. White Figured Muslin with Long Sleeves
(at first glance this may appear to be the same dress as #1, but the fabric design is different and this dress features a thin gold sash)

4. Pale Green Two-Piece with Sheer Three-Quarter Sleeves

(See the costume study for this gown written by Miss Elizabeth Bennet--the blogger, not the character, heehee--here.)

5.  Gold Sprigged Muslin with Long Sleeves

6.  Coral Silk (?) Dinner Gown

7.  Beige Dotted Muslin with Long Sleeves

8.  Netherfield Ball Gown (Cream Stripe)

(Read Miss Bennet's costume study for this lovely number here.) 

9.  Cream Plaid Some Sort of Unknown Material with Long Sleeves

10. White Striped Muslin with Tan Spencer

11. Wedding Dress (no further description necessary)

It's a pity there aren't an even twelve (unless I missed one) because I like even numbers, but there you have it!  Now go vote for your favorite in the poll-- and then do please come back and tell us which you liked best!


Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Yay! Thanks for the shout-out!

If you wanted an even twelve, there is the one dress that Lizzy wears when Mr. Bennet receives the letter about Lydia: it's white with some sort of fabric stripe running down it. I made a replica of it.

Ah! There are so many that I like here! Though right now, I like #5 a lot... I'll have to think on which one I'll vote for...

Anonymous said...

You missed her nightgown! That would make an even twelve.

- The Elf

Anonymous said...

What about the dress she wears during the opening scene? The white dress with the light blue spencer jacket? That is one of my favorites!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

I voted for #5 the Gold Sprigged Muslin with Long Sleeves because the fabric, cut and styling of the outfit are very pleasing to my eyes. Lovely! :)

Miss Dashwood said...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
You're welcome-- and thank you for writing such lovely posts about the P&P wardrobe!
I think the dress you are referring to is #10... you can't see the stripes so well in that picture, but Lizzy does wear the dress on multiple occasions (including the scene when Mr. Bennet gets the letter). I thought about including a picture where you could see the dress itself to better advantage, but decided that the pairing with the spencer was more recognizable. :D

Well, I was keeping it to just dresses this time, but a nightgown throwdown could be fun sometime too! Jane's are very pretty as well.

Oops! I completely missed that one! So sorry! Unfortunately I can't edit the poll now since people have voted already. :(

Miss Laurie,
Me too! I was going to vote for that one but I ended up voting for #3 instead... had a hard time deciding though. :D