I can’t think of a better movie to watch in the fall than Little Women. Everything is starting to get cold, the heat is turned on while snow falls outside, and it’s easy to get swept away in the charming lives of the March family. Though there are many versions of Louisa May Alcott’s famed novel, my absolute favorite is 1994’s, starring Winona Ryder as Jo, Susan Sarandon as Marmie, Christian Bale as Lawrence– among several other talented stars.
Although it’s one of my favorite films, it doesn’t necessarily scream “fashion.” The March sisters themselves rarely bothered themselves with fashion– they were simply too poor to do so. With a few notable exceptions, their wardrobe was hand-sewn by themselves or hand-me-downs. Still, the Civil War era (in which this family really lived), still inspires trends today. Here are some fashions I picked to pay tribute to this wonderful book and film.