In Character: Elizabeth Bennet, Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightley edition)
Growing up female, there are some archetypes that just ring true—in the same way that there were “horsey girls” (shout out to riding boots), there were always the ones who just couldn’t get enough Jane Austen...and who could rattle off the titles of her books in four seconds flat. Whether or not tortured romance is your thing, it’s hard not to be charmed by the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and some surprisingly modern, minimalist muslin dresses. (And something says you’ll probably be won over by Curtis Sittenfeld’s take on things later this year, too.)
While it lacks any kind of scandalous decolleté, Ohlin-d’s gossamer linen dress will make you look like a girl worth forty thousand a year, whether you’ve got it or not.
What better to wrap yourself with for a lovelorn wander through the fields than this dreamily soft Han Starnes cardigan?
Corset-free but still floaty and fancy, Salua’s chemise is just as good for whispering under the covers with your BFF as it is for...other stuff.
Nothing makes creeping around your spurned lover’s house seem charming—rather than terrifying—like a striped maxi dress from Ace & Jig.