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  • Anna Chancellor as Caroline Bingley wearing a green striped gown in the 1995 mini-series "Pride and Prejudice."
    • BBC

    Pride and Prejudice

    1995

    Costume seen on Anna Chancellor as Caroline Bingley

  • Vicki Pepperdine as Ann Dobbin wearing a green striped gown in the 1998 mini-series "Vanity Fair."
    • BBC

    Vanity Fair

    1998

    Costume seen on Vicki Pepperdine as Ann Dobbin

  • An extra wearing a green striped gown in the 2003 mini-series "Byron."
    • BBC

    Byron

    2003

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot wearing a green striped gown in the 2007 film "Persuasion."
    • ITV

    Persuasion

    2007

    Costume seen on Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot

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This lovely green-striped gown has been worn several times over the years. It was most likely created for the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, where Anna Chancellor wore it as Caroline Bingley. The costume was seen again in the 1998 adaptation of Vanity Fair, where Vicki Pepperdine wore it for her performance as Ann Dobbin, both with and without the green velvet part. In 2003 the piece was worn by an extra in Byron. In 2007’s  Persuasion, it was worn by Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot. Interestingly, the end of the skirt (which could be seen in Pride and Prejudice) appears to have been removed. 

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This lovely green-striped gown has been worn several times over the years. It was most likely created for the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, where Anna Chancellor wore it as Caroline Bingley. The costume was seen again in the 1998 adaptation of Vanity Fair, where Vicki Pepperdine wore it for her performance as Ann Dobbin, both with and without the green velvet part. In 2003 the piece was worn by an extra in Byron. In 2007’s  Persuasion, it was worn by Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot. Interestingly, the end of the skirt (which could be seen in Pride and Prejudice) appears to have been removed. 

This lovely green-striped gown has been worn several times over the years. It was most likely created for the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, where Anna Chancellor wore it as Caroline Bingley. The costume was seen again in the 1998 adaptation of Vanity Fair, where Vicki Pepperdine wore it for her performance as Ann Dobbin, both with and without the green velvet part. In 2003 the piece was worn by an extra in Byron. In 2007’s  Persuasion, it was worn by Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot. Interestingly, the end of the skirt (which could be seen in Pride and Prejudice) appears to have been removed. 

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  1. Here is a version of the dress with a partly horizontally, partly straightly striped bodice front, long sleewves intact, not redone as the one in “little dorrit” suggests on an extra for “jonathan strange and mr. norrel” 2014/15

  2. do we have a view of the back from anna chancellor’s dress without the little sleeveless spencer? perhaps from vanity fair? i suspect the dress to have been used for an extra (far right) at the hotel in “immortal beloved” (1994). if it is the dress, it must be older than P&P 95.

  3. Thanks! This is great all of the work you guys have done to properly uncover which dress came from where. I’m going to have to break this page into two different ones…possibly three, as the Green velvet Spencer is used in Little Dorrit by itself.

  4. And I forgot that I had found this same costume on Natasha Little in Vanity Fair 1998 a long time ago! LOL, just noticed it in a thread. 😉

  5. As Anna indicated, we’ve discovered that the costume in Little Dorrit is not the one Anna Chancellor wears in P&P95 with the green Spencer. It is from P&P95 though, worn by an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in ep. 1. See how the stripes come together diagonally on the bodice? It looks as though they used the same fabric as Chancellor’s gown. This is the same costume Anna spotted in A Royal Scandal.

  6. shrewesbury lasses and i have been thinking, that there might be even two very similar dresses, as the bodice on fanny dorrits and the “lady’s” dress is diagonally striped, the sleeves are short and puffed whereas the “other” dress has vertical stripes on the bodice and long sleeves even after “it” was seen otherwise in “the royal scandal” from 1996.

  7. Here’s a promotional poster that clearly shows the bottom of the skirt. It appears that the costume designer did indeed remove the flouce and made it into the bodice, however the flounce appears to have been removed and a solid color fabric used for the flounce & trim added to the bottom of (what used to be) the bottom of the skirt (once the flounce removed. Or maybe the flouce was used for the bottom of the skirt & the trim was used to cover up for the fact that the fabric was added.

  8. Oh wow! I think you’re right. I think you’re absolutely right! Also – it would make sense. The Spencer and the dress would have been together when it was rented, then the costumer had both pieces, and likely utilized them at different times in the production. I think for this reason, we have to assert that it very well must be the same gown.

  9. I’m suspicious about this gown worn by Emma Pierson as Fanny Dorrit in Little Dorrit 2008. I suspect it’s the same gown displayed above, but slightly altered. It’s difficult to tell because Fanny always wears the gold overdress over this gown–probably to hide that the silhouette of this costume isn’t period correct, which is more important at this point in the mini series because it’s the gown Fanny wears when the Dorrits leave Marshalsea. (Fanny is said to have had this gown made up especially for the occasion, by Mrs. Merdle’s dressmaker. It’s supposed to be a more up-to-date fashion than the regency clothing she had been wearing up until this point in the story.) I’m supposing they used this gown to save money, as it seems to “go with” the green spencer, which they had already used. They must have had to hire the two pieces together, so using the gown would save money since they had already paid for it anyhow. Re: alterations– it appears that they movied the cut-on-the-bias flounce to the top of the gown, for the bodice, and then used a different flounce of the same fabric with the stripes perpendicular (perhaps made from the original bodice?). What do you think?

  10. It’s interesting to note that this gown has a flounce on the bottom which is, like the sleeves, cut on the bias so the stripes are diagonal. (Cutting on the bias wasn’t in use, yet, during the Regency period– but it makes the gown more interesting, don’t you think?) The flounce must have been removed when Julia Davis wore it in Persuasion 2007.

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Costume Commentary

  1. Here is a version of the dress with a partly horizontally, partly straightly striped bodice front, long sleewves intact, not redone as the one in “little dorrit” suggests on an extra for “jonathan strange and mr. norrel” 2014/15

  2. do we have a view of the back from anna chancellor’s dress without the little sleeveless spencer? perhaps from vanity fair? i suspect the dress to have been used for an extra (far right) at the hotel in “immortal beloved” (1994). if it is the dress, it must be older than P&P 95.

  3. Thanks! This is great all of the work you guys have done to properly uncover which dress came from where. I’m going to have to break this page into two different ones…possibly three, as the Green velvet Spencer is used in Little Dorrit by itself.

  4. And I forgot that I had found this same costume on Natasha Little in Vanity Fair 1998 a long time ago! LOL, just noticed it in a thread. 😉

  5. As Anna indicated, we’ve discovered that the costume in Little Dorrit is not the one Anna Chancellor wears in P&P95 with the green Spencer. It is from P&P95 though, worn by an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in ep. 1. See how the stripes come together diagonally on the bodice? It looks as though they used the same fabric as Chancellor’s gown. This is the same costume Anna spotted in A Royal Scandal.

  6. shrewesbury lasses and i have been thinking, that there might be even two very similar dresses, as the bodice on fanny dorrits and the “lady’s” dress is diagonally striped, the sleeves are short and puffed whereas the “other” dress has vertical stripes on the bodice and long sleeves even after “it” was seen otherwise in “the royal scandal” from 1996.

  7. Here’s a promotional poster that clearly shows the bottom of the skirt. It appears that the costume designer did indeed remove the flouce and made it into the bodice, however the flounce appears to have been removed and a solid color fabric used for the flounce & trim added to the bottom of (what used to be) the bottom of the skirt (once the flounce removed. Or maybe the flouce was used for the bottom of the skirt & the trim was used to cover up for the fact that the fabric was added.

  8. Oh wow! I think you’re right. I think you’re absolutely right! Also – it would make sense. The Spencer and the dress would have been together when it was rented, then the costumer had both pieces, and likely utilized them at different times in the production. I think for this reason, we have to assert that it very well must be the same gown.

  9. I’m suspicious about this gown worn by Emma Pierson as Fanny Dorrit in Little Dorrit 2008. I suspect it’s the same gown displayed above, but slightly altered. It’s difficult to tell because Fanny always wears the gold overdress over this gown–probably to hide that the silhouette of this costume isn’t period correct, which is more important at this point in the mini series because it’s the gown Fanny wears when the Dorrits leave Marshalsea. (Fanny is said to have had this gown made up especially for the occasion, by Mrs. Merdle’s dressmaker. It’s supposed to be a more up-to-date fashion than the regency clothing she had been wearing up until this point in the story.) I’m supposing they used this gown to save money, as it seems to “go with” the green spencer, which they had already used. They must have had to hire the two pieces together, so using the gown would save money since they had already paid for it anyhow. Re: alterations– it appears that they movied the cut-on-the-bias flounce to the top of the gown, for the bodice, and then used a different flounce of the same fabric with the stripes perpendicular (perhaps made from the original bodice?). What do you think?

  10. It’s interesting to note that this gown has a flounce on the bottom which is, like the sleeves, cut on the bias so the stripes are diagonal. (Cutting on the bias wasn’t in use, yet, during the Regency period– but it makes the gown more interesting, don’t you think?) The flounce must have been removed when Julia Davis wore it in Persuasion 2007.

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  1. Here is a version of the dress with a partly horizontally, partly straightly striped bodice front, long sleewves intact, not redone as the one in “little dorrit” suggests on an extra for “jonathan strange and mr. norrel” 2014/15

  2. do we have a view of the back from anna chancellor’s dress without the little sleeveless spencer? perhaps from vanity fair? i suspect the dress to have been used for an extra (far right) at the hotel in “immortal beloved” (1994). if it is the dress, it must be older than P&P 95.

  3. Thanks! This is great all of the work you guys have done to properly uncover which dress came from where. I’m going to have to break this page into two different ones…possibly three, as the Green velvet Spencer is used in Little Dorrit by itself.

  4. And I forgot that I had found this same costume on Natasha Little in Vanity Fair 1998 a long time ago! LOL, just noticed it in a thread. 😉

  5. As Anna indicated, we’ve discovered that the costume in Little Dorrit is not the one Anna Chancellor wears in P&P95 with the green Spencer. It is from P&P95 though, worn by an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in ep. 1. See how the stripes come together diagonally on the bodice? It looks as though they used the same fabric as Chancellor’s gown. This is the same costume Anna spotted in A Royal Scandal.

  6. shrewesbury lasses and i have been thinking, that there might be even two very similar dresses, as the bodice on fanny dorrits and the “lady’s” dress is diagonally striped, the sleeves are short and puffed whereas the “other” dress has vertical stripes on the bodice and long sleeves even after “it” was seen otherwise in “the royal scandal” from 1996.

  7. Here’s a promotional poster that clearly shows the bottom of the skirt. It appears that the costume designer did indeed remove the flouce and made it into the bodice, however the flounce appears to have been removed and a solid color fabric used for the flounce & trim added to the bottom of (what used to be) the bottom of the skirt (once the flounce removed. Or maybe the flouce was used for the bottom of the skirt & the trim was used to cover up for the fact that the fabric was added.

  8. Oh wow! I think you’re right. I think you’re absolutely right! Also – it would make sense. The Spencer and the dress would have been together when it was rented, then the costumer had both pieces, and likely utilized them at different times in the production. I think for this reason, we have to assert that it very well must be the same gown.

  9. I’m suspicious about this gown worn by Emma Pierson as Fanny Dorrit in Little Dorrit 2008. I suspect it’s the same gown displayed above, but slightly altered. It’s difficult to tell because Fanny always wears the gold overdress over this gown–probably to hide that the silhouette of this costume isn’t period correct, which is more important at this point in the mini series because it’s the gown Fanny wears when the Dorrits leave Marshalsea. (Fanny is said to have had this gown made up especially for the occasion, by Mrs. Merdle’s dressmaker. It’s supposed to be a more up-to-date fashion than the regency clothing she had been wearing up until this point in the story.) I’m supposing they used this gown to save money, as it seems to “go with” the green spencer, which they had already used. They must have had to hire the two pieces together, so using the gown would save money since they had already paid for it anyhow. Re: alterations– it appears that they movied the cut-on-the-bias flounce to the top of the gown, for the bodice, and then used a different flounce of the same fabric with the stripes perpendicular (perhaps made from the original bodice?). What do you think?

  10. It’s interesting to note that this gown has a flounce on the bottom which is, like the sleeves, cut on the bias so the stripes are diagonal. (Cutting on the bias wasn’t in use, yet, during the Regency period– but it makes the gown more interesting, don’t you think?) The flounce must have been removed when Julia Davis wore it in Persuasion 2007.

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