Which Female Book Character Are You? Literary Fashion

How much can you tell about a character from their clothes? Quite a lot, it turns out. The wardrobe choices of a character can tell you who they are without a word dialogue, an instantly recognisable outfit, and book can not only reflect the fashion of a decade, but dictate them.

You’re the kind of person who’s into transformational mid-life journeys told with self-deprecating charisma, the you’re probably pretty psyched about the film version of your favourite book. And you may also have some of the film’s mayriad product tie-ins on your shopping list.

Tired from your work’s uniform it’s time to transport ourselves to 1930s, New York, London, 1950s via a few of our favourite books. Even better? We’re taking style notes from these classic tales and are fully dressing the part.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


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Brogues: Spitfire, Shirt: Mango, Shorts: Zara, Sunglasses: Asos, Bag: New Look, Book: Lolita.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote


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Loafers: Sole Mates, Sweater: & Other Stories, Trousers: Zara, Sunglasses: & Other Stories, Bag: Zara, Book: Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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Ankle Boots: Doodle Dandy, Coat: Zara, Shirt: Mango, Trousers: Mango, Brooch: House Of Fraser, Gloves: Mango, Book: The Picture Of Dorian Gray.


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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Heels: Joy, Kimono: House Of Fraser, Dress: & Other Stories, Earrings: House Of Fraser, Head Scarf: House Of Fraser, Bag: Asos, Book: The Great Gatsby.


A Bear Called Paddington by Micheal Bond


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Heeled Boots: Anastasia, Rains Coat: House Of Fraser, Sweater: Zara, Jeans: Topshop, Hat: Asos, Bag: Zara, Book: A Bear Called Paddigton.

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