Jane Eyre vibes

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As every Jane Eyre  fan will know, she insisted on buying grey merino even for her trousseau, but seeing this 1860s crinoline with purple-slashes sleeves makes me think maybe it wasn’t so muted after all. Dress in the Met Institute of Fashion.

Lattice work

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A french wired silk bonnet from circa 1812. Bringing back ALL the memories of Georgette Heyer’s epic shopping scenes (Frederica and Charis in the millinery shop in particular, to be honest.)

Summer dresses

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with the rising temperatures come the catalogues full of summer dresses. These ones from Hush perfectly capture a sense of hot, languid afternoons.

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Quite like this one but my shape’s changed over the last year and it wouldn’t work for me now

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Also like these very different, brightly coloured offerings from Mother of Pearl. I’m a sucker for a bright red/blue combination like this.