So... it's time for the red Period Drama Costumes today! And mind you, I have a lot!
It was the easiest thing in the world to decide which dress would get the honour of standing at the top of this list. My favourite Period Drama dress: MARY CRAWLEY'S RED DINNER DRESS!!!
(Sorry but the capitalisation was necessary.)
Simply saying that this is my all-time favourite Period Drama Dress is enough, I suppose, but I'm afraid I shan't stop here. Oh I simply adore this dress. Those darling sleeves, for instance. That sweet little cut in the middle of it.
And the exquisite embroidery on the dress- it's just gorgeous. All those deep, evening colours- and the dark elbow gloves to finish it all off. This dress is simply beautiful and you can GO AWAY if you don't agree with me.
No. I didn't mean that. I take it back. Stay here and tell me your reasons in the comments. (I'm sure however that all my readers love this deliciously lovely dress.
Next on the list is Scarlett's O'Hara scrumptious red hoop-dress. By simply looking at this dress one get's obsessed by hoops. At least I do. I just ADORE this dress. As Caroline Tomkinson says in Cranford: It's red and there's lots of it!
As all of you surely know, this scene is my favourite scene in all film history (alongside the lake scene and the 'unhappy alternative' scene in Pr&Pr) and the dress Mary wears in it is red as well so... I must add it on my list.
Although it is not quite as pretty as her other red evening dress, I love this dress as well (although it's a tad too bare at the top). I know you can't see the skirt in the above gify, but I love her skirt. It's with a lot of layers, with scalloped edges. In short, this is a really pretty dress in a really, really pretty scene.
Again, a debate of colour. To me, this lovely simple dress of Elizabeth Bennet is red, but I have heard some people call it pink rather than red. Well it is me who takes decisions here at my blog, so there.
I love this dress of Lizzy's although it's not exactly my favourite of hers (since she has so many even more scrumptious outfits). But this red dress is really adorable and... I could wear it myself.
How could I forget my favourite Scarlett O'Hara dress? How come this isn't earlier on my list! Scarlett's red and white Christmas dress is absolutely adorable. I normally hate Scarlett but I love her in this dress. She looks so sweet. I love the white and red bits at the bodice! It's just adorable!
(By the way, my dear friend Emma has written a splendorious review on 'Gone with the Wind' and you should read it: here.)
But there are also ugly red dresses. For example, Scarlett has one. If you want to see it (which you probably don't) click on here. It's simply loathsome, is it not?
But most of the red dresses are beautiful!
Which one is your favourite?
Have I missed one out?