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HOW TO DRESS LIKE A LITTLE WOMAN, WHEN YOU ARE in fact A GROWN ONE

Sartorial sensibilities for the soul courtesy of Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth

Heather Gwyther | 10.01.2020

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The latest Little Women adaptation is good, isn’t it? A visual feast with a feminist framework that features your Internet Boyfriend Timothée Chalamet, it’s hard not to want to occupy its universe in its entirety. But is it even advisable to attempt to dress like a Little Woman when you aren’t actually a teenage girl awaiting the return of your father from the American Civil War? With these pieces, definitely - whether you’re actually a Beth rather than a Jo remains to be seen.

While a white high-necked blouse may seem like generic costume drama fodder, they’re more versatile than you’d think: wear them oversized and partially unbuttoned if you’re on androgynous Team Jo and buttoned-up true-to-size for a slightly more traditional sentiment.

Blouse, £215, Batsheva at Browns

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The perfect practical boots for disturbing the patriarchy with your very being.

Boots, £674, Ann Demeulemeester at FarFetch

As one of the ultimate symbols of sartorial femininity, we’re stating the obvious when we tell you that dresses are essential in the land of Little Women - wearing one as girly as possible could be the bravest thing you do this month at least.

Dress, £695, The Vampire’s Wife

You don’t get many opportunities to wear impractical things like these gloves so - in the spirit of Amy - make the most of it.

Gloves, £95, Sophie Cull-Candy

A suitable alternative to an actual picnic basket.

Bag, £1,100, Miu Miu at Net-a-Porter

Since wearing a straw hat itself might be a bit excessive, a straw hat in the form of a vintage Chanel brooch is probably a better idea - and investment.

Brooch, £315, vintage Chanel at Liberty

Cashmere shawls are divisive. On one side, they represent a Night In with Bae; on the other, long-haul flights - essential to both the Megs and Amys of this world, in other words.

Shawl, £1,940, Gabriela Hearst at Matches

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