New Paper Doll Outfit – Elizabeth Bennet

This is another gown for Alana. The dress was worn by Greer Garson who played Elizabeth Bennet opposite Laurence Olivier’s Mr. Darcy in the 1940 movie version of Pride and Prejudice. The movie wasn’t bad, although it wasn’t really the story that Jane Austen wrote, either. It is often criticized for not being set during the regency period when the book is set, but rather in the middle of the 1800s. Some sources claim that this was because the studio had costumes sitting around from Gone with the Wind and couldn’t afford to make all new ones, which is actually pretty likely since things were reused a lot back then to save money. I don’t know for certain that it’s what happened, though, so take it with a grain of salt. The costumes were very pretty. The flouncy dresses and focus on “trapping” husbands made the portrayal of Elizabeth seem much less practical and level-headed, but she still came out looking better than most of the other young women. It wasn’t an amazing movie, but it was enjoyable. It’s vastly different from the book, though.

Alana’s other outfits and the doll herself can all be found on her page. So far she mostly has superhero costumes and period costumes. Looking through the pile of outfits I have for her, there are more of both of those, but eventually she will get some normal, modern clothes too. She has a lot more outfits than either of the other two dolls, though, so it may take a while to get to them!

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