Growing up lost in, and fascinated with the world of literature, costume plays were always my favorite event in any cultural competition. When you love fashion and literature equally, you can’t help listing down your favorite fashionable characters of all time, from the world of literature. Can you?
So, why don’t you read ahead to find out who are the 5 most stylish characters in English literature (albeit, according to me)? Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.
Bellatrix Lestrange (created by J.K Rowling in the Harry Potter Series)
Rowling first described Bellatrix as “a woman with thick, shining dark hair and heavily hooded eyes…was sitting in the chained chair as though it were a throne…” and she immediately captured the attention of millions of fans around the globe.
Apart from being a pretty famous villain, many fans (including me) are obsessed with her unique style – Bellatrix embodies the modern Gothic perfectly with a wardrobe full of Midi skirts, Slim fit long dresses, and classic black boots. You could also experiment with corsets and fishnet stockings to complete your look this December!
Scarlett O’Hara (created by Margaret Mitchell in Gone With The Wind)
Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind follows “the southern belle” Scarlett O’ Hara through the American Civil War and Reconstruction, making her an important fashion icon in the twentieth century.
To nail the ‘Scarlett O’Hara look right, you must not forget her first gift from the dashing Rhett Butler – the silk bonnet in shades of dark green that Rhett got for her from Paris!
Michael Corleone (created by Mario Puzo in The Godfather)
Even if you aren’t a fan of gangsters, you have to appreciate that those guys knew how to dress! Mario Puzo’s Michael Corleone brought back the importance of owning a power suit (remember those 3-piece suits) and nailing the gangster look – the era of luxurious limousines, carefully gelled hair, and a power suit to win hearts and battles alike!
Michael’s pleated trousers, cotton tuxedo shirts, silk suits, and the classic black bow tie sums up my reasons for including this dapper mafia in this list – no one can rock that black tux better than Corleone. Maybe Darcy can but then Corleone is a gangster and that seals the deal here!
Daisy Buchanan (created by F.Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby)
The 192os are known for two things – the beginning of the very musical Jazz age and the sparkling fashion of the time that overturned age-old Victorian traditions for the first time.
Described as the “golden girl”, it’s almost impossible to find a vintage screen siren as stylish as The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. Her style embodies the fashionable 1920s that seems to be making a comeback now – bling it, till you make it.
Often seen in beautiful off-white shades, luxe lace, and embellishments to die for, Daisy loves her Midi dresses in silks, chiffon, and sequins like a true flapper of the 1920s. To nail this look, accessorize your look with headpieces like headbands and tiaras accompanied by silk wraps and blingy jewelry.
Dorian Gray (created by Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray)
This list is not complete without my very favorite Dorian Gray who made the mistake of striking a deal with the devil and you know what they say about making a deal with the devil?
Dorian Gray might be narcissistic but that doesn’t stop him from being gorgeous. This guy knows how to dress and how to be ‘young & beautiful’. Literally.
This December, invest in some scarves in silk, chiffon, and even cashmere and look every bit dapper, just like Dorian did before he made that deal and forgot how fashion evolves!
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