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Southern Belle Halloween Costumes
Dressing Up as a Southern Belle
Just out of curiosity I started to look around at what a costume of a Southern Belle would look like and if there even was such a thing. To my surprise and delight, I found a whole bunch of them and they looked gorgeous on the ladies and young ladies.
I had no idea they were still so popular. The reminder of simpler times when femininity was celebrated and wholesome beauty appreciated, it was a fantastic experience to just look at these stunning outfits worn by these southern ladies.
One thing that never changes though is the absolute necessity of accessories by ladies, and with the Southern Belle costume, there were almost always hats, usually an umbrella, and occasionally a fan.
Another accessory enjoyed by the ladies were many times a pair of gloves on the hands. Interestingly, there were very few purses seen with Southern Belle costumes. I'm not sure if that was a modern development of representative of the period.
Either way, these costumes are a great choice for Halloween or other appropriate functions where these beautiful dress costumes could be worn to the inspiration and delight of others.
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Southern Belle Costumes and Dresses
I really enjoyed these great Southern Belle costumes and/or dresses. The ladies look great in them, and you can see what a hit they would be when out costuming or participating in related cosplay.
There is always a sense fo elegance, poise and beauty when dressing up as a Southern Belle, and it generates a respectful response from those viewing the stunning look.