Ever wonder what Elizabeth Bennet would wear to Mr. Bingley’s party?

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Ever wonder what modern-day Elizabeth Bennet would wear to Mr. Bingley’s house party? Or what twenty-first century outfit Anna Karenina might chose to throw herself in front of a high speed rail? Well, wonder no more—here are four modern outfits inspired by some of your favorite classical novels. But first, the covers to inspire your contemporary creations.

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Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennett knows how to dress herself for a party. And this Stop Staring dress is a more modern silhouette of the Regency dresses she’s used to. Throw in a little (*ahem* cheap *ahem*) bling and she’s all ready to catch Darcy’s eye while house music blares on in the background.

 

Pride & Prejudice

Anna Karenina

If any classic novel heroine could pull off leather pants it is certainly Anna Karenina. Her modern look would be daring with a touch of elegance – lots of jewels and fur and crop tops. One can certainly see her meeting a secret lover in this outfit…and maybe even jumping in front of a train.

 

Anna Karenina

The Secret Garden

Nothing emphasizes Mary Lennox’s Victorian girlhood spirit quite like a white lace dress. Add a touch of red and some practical shoes and she’s all ready to discover a modern-day secret garden. Or maybe she’ll just wear that flower crown while coaxing Colin into attending a Green Peace meeting with her.

 

The Secret Garden

The Great Gatsby

A modern Gatsby girl is all about flash – crystals, beads, and shapeless silhouettes. With this outfit she’s ready for some speakeasy action…or in her case, a secret bar in Manhattan where mixologists will make her champagne cocktails and she’ll dance the night away to techno-jazz.

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What classic literary heroine (or hero) will serve as the inspiration for your next outfit? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credits:

Pride & Prejudice by rachelcarterya featuring Red Herring

Anna Karenina by rachelcarterya featuring Alice + Olivia

The Secret Garden by rachelcarterya showing how to wear lightweight scarves

The Great Gatsby by rachelcarterya featuring pink handbags

Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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