Wardrobe Galleries: Jane Eyre (Dark Calico Dress)

While Jane is staying at Moor House with St. John and his sisters, she wears a dark calico dress, presumably lent to her by either Mary or Diana. The sleeves are slightly bell-shaped, giving the dress an “old-fashioned” 1830s look compared to the tight-sleeved 1840s gowns. Over the dress she wears a dark-coloured knit shawl:

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She is also shown wearing a calico dress at the schoolhouse, sometimes with an apron, and occasionally a “neckerchief”:

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~ costume designer: Michael O’Connor ~

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