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Features | Top 5 Best Dressed Literary Characters

Best Dressed Literary Characters BB
*book covers sourced via GoodReads

It's no secret that I'm a huge follower of fashion, and whilst books and fashion may seem miles apart to me both of these interests link by the fact they both provoke a feeling of fantasy and fun. So I thought why not bring the two together in a little post? Literary fiction is awash with some fantastically dressed characters, below are my top 5 favourites!...

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. 
The Devil Wears Prada indeed. Th boss from hell Miranda Priestly is certainly not someone you want to cross swords with but boy does this lady know how to dress. As editor in chief of Runway magazine her taste is, of course, impeccable - much like her non-fictional counterpart, Anna Wintour.

Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins.
Avant Garde, over the top and totally one of a kind, Effie’s style may seem questionable at times but you have to admit the woman dresses to the beat of her own drum - which exactly what fashion should be about!

Caroline Bingley, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The epitome of high fashion in the era, Caroline is the arguably the most exquisitely dressed character in the book. Despite her awful character traits I still consider her a lady of class when it comes to style.

Esther Greenwood, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Esther lived a life of glamour with a wardrobe to match that would be envied by many. Sadly all the pretty dresses and gorgeous trinkets can only go so far to mask the hidden pain. A tragic yet very beautiful character.

Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. 
We shouldn't be leaving the boys of this list and Gatsby is definitely one of the most decadently dressed of the lot! Living in the height of the jazz age, Gatsby’s wardrobe is reflective of the era in suits that scream excess and high fashion.

Honourable Mentions: Astrid (Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan), Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), The Cullens (Twilight Saga), and Rebecca Bloomwood (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

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