Pride and Prejudice Fashion: Modern Takes on the Costumes from the 2005 Film

Give your wardrobe some Jane Austen flavor with our Pride and Prejudice fashion guide.

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“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”

Pride and Prejudice fashion - guide to the styles in the 2005 film

To me, classic novels scream “back to school,” so today we’re getting fashion inspiration from a film based on a classic novel.

Pride and Prejudice (2005) is a film adaptation of the iconic Jane Austen novel by the same name.

The film, like the book, tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters as they struggle to find suitable romantic partnerships. Elizabeth faces the struggle of falling for a man, Mr. Darcy, who is too prideful for his own good, but deep down has a heart of gold.

Apart from the romantic encounters, misinterpreted letters, and sisterly love, Pride and Prejudice is packed full of fashion inspiration that’s perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Below are three modern outfits to add some Pride and Prejudice fashion to your daily wardrobe:

The Bennet Sisters

Pride and Prejudice 2005 movie costumes - the Bennet sisters walking outdoords

The film, like the book, focuses on the five Bennet sisters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia.

Each one of the sisters has her own distinct style, with Jane seen mostly in pastels and plain dresses; Elizabeth in her earth tones and menswear-inspired jackets; Mary in her toned-down brown colored dresses; and Kitty and Lydia decked out in ribbons, lace, and vibrant colors. Each of these looks can easily be translated into today’s fashion.

Below, I incorporated different elements from each of the girl’s styles into one cohesive look. This outfit would be perfect for back to school.

Pride and Prejudice fashion - outfit with green sweater, wide leg pants, ankle boots, hair clips

Products: Sweater – & Other Stories, Pants – & Other Stories, Boots – H&M, Purse – H&M, Hair clips – H&M

A Ball

Pride and Prejudice fashion - Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy dancing at the ball

One of the most memorable scenes in the film is the ball where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy finally decided to dance together.

At the ball, all of the women wear elegant white dresses and white ribbons and flowers in their hair.

While it might not initially seem so, this is an easy look to translate into your school wardrobe. Go for a basic white dress, in the silhouette of your choice, and throw on a white headband or hair clips.

Make the look more casual by adding a pair of black boots and maybe even a red purse, to match the colors that the men wear to the ball.

Pride and Prejudice fashion - outfit inspired by Elizabeth at the ball with white dress, red crossbody bag, black ankle boots

Products: Dress – ASOS, Boots – ASOS, Purse – H&M, Hairclip – H&M, Earrings – ASOS

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet

Lizzie Bennet style in Pride and Prejudice the movie

No Pride and Prejudice fashion guide would be complete without a special section dedicated to Lizzie. Elizabeth Bennet is the main character of the book, and as such, we see the lives of the Bennet sisters unfold through her perspective.

Lizzie is known for being different than the other women in the story. She would rather be outside exploring and reading books, than staying inside sewing and cooking. Her love of the outdoors translates to her fashion sense, as she mainly wears earth tones (browns, greens, and blues) and loose-fitting dresses.

To get Lizzie’s look, jeans and an earth-toned sweater are the perfect combo to translate her style to the real world. Brown boots, a loose jacket, and dainty jewelry bring the look all together.

Products: Top – & Other Stories, Jeans – & Other Stories, Blazer – ZARA, Boots – H&M, Headband – & Other Stories, Ring – & Other Stories

What did you think of our outfits inspired by Pride and Prejudice fashion?

From the earthy tones to the dusty pastel shades, Pride and Prejudice is the perfect inspiration for the back to school season. I hope you enjoyed this guide to Pride and Prejudice fashion, and that you feel inspired to add these looks to your daily wardrobe.

Be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment down below!

1 thought on “Pride and Prejudice Fashion: Modern Takes on the Costumes from the 2005 Film”

  1. I love Pride and Prejudice (book and film)
    I am so excited to see an article on it! The landscapes, dialogue, clothing and acting just pull you in


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