Anne of Green Gables

Diana’s Wardrobe: Anne of Avonlea

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Have you ever watched a movie with your sketchbook in hand, trying to record the costumes as they move across the screen, asking yourself, “Now how does that dress go together?” If you have, this page is a wonderful reference of screenshots and descriptions of Anne’s dresses!

In this movie, Anne and Diana have grown into young women, both taking separate roads in life. Anne is now a teacher, teaching first at the school in Avonlea and then at a ladies college (or highschool to us Americans!). Diana, still in Avonlea, falls in love, marries and starts a family.

The beauty of the costumes in this film is their adaptability to modern wear. The styles of the early Edwardian period, while sometime lavishly embellished, have a cut and style that can still be worn today.

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Diana’s Wardrobe: Anne of Green Gables

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Have you ever watched a movie with your sketchbook in hand, trying to record the costumes as they move across the screen, asking yourself, “Now how does that dress go together?” If you have, this page is a wonderful reference of screenshots and descriptions of Anne’s dresses!

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Anne’s Style Everyday

“Oh, Marilla! Look at the puffs!” While Anne went into raptures over the size of her puffed sleeves, we would probably have to conclude that grocery shopping in such appendages would be ridiculous! Perhaps you, like me, love the clothing worn by Anne in Anne of Green Gables and The Sequel, and have wondered “How can I dress in the fashions from the films on a daily basis, while remaining ‘sensible’ in Marilla’s eyes?”

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Anne’s Wardrobe: Anne of Green Gables

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Have you ever watched a movie with your sketchbook in hand, trying to record the costumes as they move across the screen, asking yourself, “Now how does that dress go together?” If you have, this page is a wonderful reference of screenshots and descriptions of Anne’s dresses!

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Anne of Green Gables: Inspired Interpretations

Amanda has shared a lovely example of adapting a design from Anne of Green Gables. (Read Full Article)

Anne’s Era: Historical Notes

The world was excited with new inventions and the promise of a new age in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fashion was certainly at a pinnacle of femininity, dripping with lace, precious stones, maribou, and luxurious fabrics. (Read Full Article)

Lady of Green Gables

There she weaves by night and day;
A magic web with colors gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott…

-Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shallott

The haunting words of this poem always stir fond memories of Anne of Green Gables. During a relaxing afternoon watching this classic film (yes, the book is better), my sisters and I found ourselves enchanted by the soft, feminine clothing, quaint country scenes, and eloquent speech. We could picture ourselves strolling through town wearing the long walking skirts trimmed with delicate lace and feminine collars-outfits any young lady would take pleasure in wearing, though some may hesitate to admit it.

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