Emma (1996) Film Costumes

By Jennie Chancey


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Here are several shots from the Miramax “Emma,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Clockwise from top left: Day dress of a lovely sage green with a patterned muslin overdress; plainer day dress with gathered bodice and a gorgeous shawl; day dress of striped pink with a more squared neckline; morning dress with “drop-front” bodice; ball gown with sheer sleeves (The shoes are totally wrong, by the way! Pure 1990s.); ball gown again with several other ladies in the background (Note the marvelous skirt trim on the dress in the left corner.); two beautiful ballgowns with great details. At the bottom left is Emma’s wonderful wedding gown with the sheer sleeves and delicate ribbon detailing. Love the veil, too! On the bottom right is the gown Jane Fairfax wears to the wedding. The details are lovely. Note the sleeve trimming, the front buttons and the lace around the neck. I love the delicate undersleeves as well.

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5 Comments on Emma (1996) Film Costumes

  1. Reyna
    February 11, 2011 at 1:03 am (4 years ago)

    The first picture’s dress, it’s so beautiful! Do you know of any patterns that would produce a similar dress? Thanks!

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  2. Andy
    September 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Do you have any information on the men’s costumes in the movie? I actually love what mr. Nightly wears in almost every scene, or would that be weird to wear a period style outfit? i love the jackets but can’t seem to find any like them online.

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    • Jennie Chancey
      October 2, 2011 at 3:38 am (3 years ago)

      Hi, Andy! Check out James Townsend and Sons for ready-made outfits from this time period for men (great quality, too!). If you want to venture into making your own, I’ve used the men’s patterns from Rocking Horse Farm with great success. Hope this helps!

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  3. michaela c
    July 17, 2012 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    i wish i lived in the regency period!!! i want all of emma’s gowns

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