(I was SO obsessed with Amy’s cape and color story above)
I wasn’t kidding when I said that I had another Little Women post in me. This time, about the fashion. The costume design in this movie by Jaqueline Durran is GENIUS. It’s period accurate, but somehow a little modern too (two great article on her approach to this film in Vogue and The New Yorker). So I thought it would be fun to do a wardrobe roundup of what I think the March sisters would wear in modern day today!
Jo’s got a little masculine edge to her look, reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn in a way. She tends to favorite deep reds, ochres and earth tones and is not big on florals.
Amy would be the fashionista of today- designer flourishes and uber-feminine details. She wore tons of light blue in the movie, and so I stuck to that palette plus a nice mix of whites.
Meg is sort of the buttoned up but feminine gal- I picture her shopping a lot at J.Crew or Ann Taylor. She loves pretty things, but is more modest in her daily dressing. The costume designer said green and violet were her “colors” for the film, so I also stuck with that here.
Oh poor Beth. What do you dress a sweet, dying girl in? Comfy stuff, that’s what. Her innocence screams out for blush tones and sweet details.
A few more Little Women inspired pieces (which there are a shocking amount of coming for spring- tons of ladylike dresses, puffy sleeves, mid-length skirts and floral patterns!)
You make a good stylist for these characters. Very entertaining post. I loved the remake of the movie.
This is so, so good. Up next….Entertaining, the March Sisters Way? Or, what are the March sisters reading today? Please come up with something else Erin!
Oh, my gosh! I agree with all the others. This was a very clever, fun idea and I, too, believe you “nailed it” for each girl. Now I have to go check out the articles in Vougue and New Yirker and maybe shop some of those pieces for Jo.
An absolutely delightful and truly charming post! Your taste and imagination never cease to amaze! You made my morning here in sunny LA! Thank you!
Now I’m thinking I really need to go see this movie! Love this post!
Love love love this!
I really enjoyed this post! Such a fun way to stick with your movie theme and give us some present day fashion options. Thank you!
You out did yourself on this one💓
So good! I also love the costumes in the Amazon Prime Little Women mini series, lots of Indian block prints.
Thank you! Love your fashion posts!
Love this and LOVE all your posts !! You have such a gift for written expression !!! Your second calling ?!
I found the fashion in the movie very inspiring – I especially loved Jo’s outfits. This post is making me want to see the movie again! Thanks for putting together such a thoughtful outfit collection.
The link for the blue dress under “Jo” doesn’t seem to be right – could you please let us know where that is from? Love it!!
Sorry- trying to fix! In the meantime here it is: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dy39wznxe6
Thanks so much!!
What a fun Fashion Friday! Love this! Thank you!
I haven’t seen the new film yet but re-watched the Winona Ryder version at Christams with my Mom. Enjoying seeing your interior & fashion picks!
You nailed it, Erin! I loved, loved, loved this version of Little Women — the costumes, sets, cinematography, directing, actors. It was stunningly beautiful. If I can’t live in the March family, I just need to order ALLLLL of the things you’ve linked here.
This is your best post ever. So clever and classic. So fun how you created modern
outfits from such a lovely movie. Greta Gerwig was robbed. You have lots of fans in
Chicago. My daughter showed me your blog and I am a fan!!
You absolutely nailed this post.
What a fun post! You nailed it across the board 👌🏻
love this! thank you. Irs perfect and full of practical ideas
This. Is genius. I loved Jo’s costumes in the movie and am going to camp out on the items you suggested!