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Absolutely flawless: Meet the most fashionable characters in literature

Fashion in books is important. We'd even be as bold as to say that clothes make a character.

Without her black dress Truman Capote's Holly Golightly wouldn't be an effortlessly chic socialite. In Atonement, Robbie wouldn't have fantasised about Cecelia if she hadn't been wearing that green gown. And there would be no Miss Havisham without a wilted yellow wedding dress, in Dickens' Great Expectations.

Essentially, without these garments, all these characters would be incomplete, as their sartorial preferences means we are able to understand their personalities better, know a little bit about their pasts and what they're thinking.

Here, we've picked some of the ultimate fashionable literary characters.



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