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  • Helen Fraser as Mrs. Morland wearing a light brown dress in the 1987 film "Northanger Abbey."
    • BBC

    Northanger Abbey

    1987

    Costume seen on Helen Fraser as Mrs. Morland

  • Suzannah Hamilton as Harriet Wantage wearing a light brown dress in the 1991 film "Duel of Hearts."
    • Gainsborough Pictures

    Duel of Hearts

    1991

    Costume seen on Suzanna Hamilton as Harriet Wantage

  • Kate Ashfield as Ella wearing a light brown dress in the 1994 film "Princess Caraboo."
    • Sony Pictures Video
    • TriStar Pictures

    Princess Caraboo

    1994

    Costume seen on Kate Ashfield as Ella

  • Toni Collette as Harriet Smith wearing a light brown dress in the 1996 film "Emma."
    • Miramax

    Emma

    1996

    Costume seen on Toni Collette as Harriet Smith

  • Sophia Myles as Susan Price wearing a light brown dress in the 1999 film "Mansfield Park."
    • Miramax
    • BBC

    Mansfield Park

    1999

    Costume seen on Sophia Myles as Susan Price

  • An uncredited extra as a maid wearing a light brown dress in the 2003 mini-series "Byron."
    • BBC

    Byron

    2003

    Costume seen on an uncredited extra as a maid

  • An extra wearing a light brown dress in the 2003 film "Eroica."
    • BBC

    Eroica

    2003

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood wearing a light brown dress in the 2008 mini-series "Sense and Sensibility."
    • BBC

    Sense and Sensibility

    2008

    Costume seen on Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood

  • Mary Roscoe as Hannah wearing a light brown dress in the 2011 mini-series "Great Expectations."
    • BBC

    Great Expectations

    2011

    Costume seen on Mary Roscoe as Hannah

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This delightful costume was seen at least nine times from 1987 to 2011! It probably originated in the 1987 BBC adaptation of Northanger Abbey, where Helen Fraser wore it as Mrs. Morland. The dress was then seen in Duel of Hearts in 1991, worn by Suzanna Hamilton as Harriet Wantage. The ’90s saw the dress recycled a further three times. 1994’s Princess Caraboo used it for the part of Ella, played by Kate Ashfield, the 1996 Emma used it on Toni Collette as Harriet Smith, and the 1999 Mansfield Park found it worn by Sophia Myles as Susan Price. 2003 saw the dress worn by extras in both Byron and Eroica, and then in 2008 on Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. The last known sighting was in 2011 when it was spotted on the character Hannah, played by Mary Roscoe in the three-part BBC television adaptation of Great Expectations. The lighting in Great Expectations is so different than the other productions that the costume appears blue! However, the stripes and placement of the buttons clearly show it is the same costume.

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About the Costume

This delightful costume was seen at least nine times from 1987 to 2011! It probably originated in the 1987 BBC adaptation of Northanger Abbey, where Helen Fraser wore it as Mrs. Morland. The dress was then seen in Duel of Hearts in 1991, worn by Suzanna Hamilton as Harriet Wantage. The ’90s saw the dress recycled a further three times. 1994’s Princess Caraboo used it for the part of Ella, played by Kate Ashfield, the 1996 Emma used it on Toni Collette as Harriet Smith, and the 1999 Mansfield Park found it worn by Sophia Myles as Susan Price. 2003 saw the dress worn by extras in both Byron and Eroica, and then in 2008 on Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. The last known sighting was in 2011 when it was spotted on the character Hannah, played by Mary Roscoe in the three-part BBC television adaptation of Great Expectations. The lighting in Great Expectations is so different than the other productions that the costume appears blue! However, the stripes and placement of the buttons clearly show it is the same costume.

This delightful costume was seen at least nine times from 1987 to 2011! It probably originated in the 1987 BBC adaptation of Northanger Abbey, where Helen Fraser wore it as Mrs. Morland. The dress was then seen in Duel of Hearts in 1991, worn by Suzanna Hamilton as Harriet Wantage. The ’90s saw the dress recycled a further three times. 1994’s Princess Caraboo used it for the part of Ella, played by Kate Ashfield, the 1996 Emma used it on Toni Collette as Harriet Smith, and the 1999 Mansfield Park found it worn by Sophia Myles as Susan Price. 2003 saw the dress worn by extras in both Byron and Eroica, and then in 2008 on Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. The last known sighting was in 2011 when it was spotted on the character Hannah, played by Mary Roscoe in the three-part BBC television adaptation of Great Expectations. The lighting in Great Expectations is so different than the other productions that the costume appears blue! However, the stripes and placement of the buttons clearly show it is the same costume.

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  1. I think this is the one with gathered upper sleeves a drawstring front or at least no button up front (though, buttons on the back) and no drawstring on the prolongued lower sleeves (princess caraboo, northanger abbey, duel of hearts and emma 1996). Worn by a marcher in 2019’s “Peterloo” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59b6494847bb69a9ff3ed904619ed624a3edaa0abedabad6fd4579103c375251.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4214f86de8327cd96024b94c43f6b9a43f48bd757720787fa691cb072c399084.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876ed8da37bb3bcbff0cd5a866d28f61c6453b0e906ec91f714c264ae67d261a.jpg

  2. Both Anna and I have long believed this dress was altered, including the style of the adjustable bodice (changed from drawstring to button-front), but now I believe there are two dresses after all. This is Eve Matheson as Becky Sharp from the 1987 BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair.

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  1. I think this is the one with gathered upper sleeves a drawstring front or at least no button up front (though, buttons on the back) and no drawstring on the prolongued lower sleeves (princess caraboo, northanger abbey, duel of hearts and emma 1996). Worn by a marcher in 2019’s “Peterloo” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59b6494847bb69a9ff3ed904619ed624a3edaa0abedabad6fd4579103c375251.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4214f86de8327cd96024b94c43f6b9a43f48bd757720787fa691cb072c399084.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876ed8da37bb3bcbff0cd5a866d28f61c6453b0e906ec91f714c264ae67d261a.jpg

  2. Both Anna and I have long believed this dress was altered, including the style of the adjustable bodice (changed from drawstring to button-front), but now I believe there are two dresses after all. This is Eve Matheson as Becky Sharp from the 1987 BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair.

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  1. I think this is the one with gathered upper sleeves a drawstring front or at least no button up front (though, buttons on the back) and no drawstring on the prolongued lower sleeves (princess caraboo, northanger abbey, duel of hearts and emma 1996). Worn by a marcher in 2019’s “Peterloo” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59b6494847bb69a9ff3ed904619ed624a3edaa0abedabad6fd4579103c375251.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4214f86de8327cd96024b94c43f6b9a43f48bd757720787fa691cb072c399084.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876ed8da37bb3bcbff0cd5a866d28f61c6453b0e906ec91f714c264ae67d261a.jpg

  2. Both Anna and I have long believed this dress was altered, including the style of the adjustable bodice (changed from drawstring to button-front), but now I believe there are two dresses after all. This is Eve Matheson as Becky Sharp from the 1987 BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair.

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