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Katherine Pierce Dresses on The Vampire Diaries

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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In 1864, Katherine Pierce was a Southern Belle.With her costumes, you can see she is wearing crinoline’s. A crinoline is also called a hoop skirt – I betcha know what those are! They were very popular in the 1800’s. They were like cages…and they would sway. It was all about having full skirts. Extra flounces (ruffles!) on skirts were added to make them appear even fuller. The idea was to have your skirt look like a doom or a teapot. Waists were very tiny and defined.

Hair in the 1860’s included lots of curled ringlets. Hats were smaller now, as women carried parasol’s. But they still wore decorative hats with flowers, feathers and ribbons – worn at the crown of the head. As you see, Katherine wore a small hat perched near the front of her face, over what was an expansive hairstyle – as was the trend of this era.

If you’re looking to dress like Katherine Pierce for Halloween, I suggest not buying one of the Southern Belle costumes that are around. There seem to be about only 7 standard dresses on every costume site. They’re all (with the exception of one, which I linked below) kind of gaudy with bright colors. They seem…cheesy, you know? And Katherine was elegant. And so are you, dammit! So, my suggestion is to hit up a rental place (again ... Read More