We have a beautiful, if tragic, costume from Gone with the Wind to feature as this week's Doppelganger Dresses entry: Bonnie Blue Butler's blue velvet riding habit.
The matching fashion plate is waiting for you after the jump. Does it look like Bonnie's riding habit to you? Let us know what you think in the comments!
|Girl's blue dress, circa 1863. Le Follet.|
Screenshots of Bonnie's blue riding habit in Gone with the Wind.
And it's worthy noting that this fashion plate works even better in terms of MM's description of Bonnie's riding habit in Gone with the Wind. In the book, Bonnie's hat is black with a red feather, not blue:
"So Bonnie had her blue velvet habit with a skirt that trailed down the pony's side and a black hat with a red plume in it, because Aunt Melly's stories of Jeb Stuart's plume had appealed to her imagination."
--Gone with the Wind, Chapter LIX