Yes, I’m talking about Love and Friendship, which we saw over the weekend.

What caught my eye particularly in the costume area was how often the ladies’ 
great big Kinsale-type cloaks ALSO had some kind  of little shawl or scarf 
around the shoulders. Those little strips of sheer lacy stuff (various) also 
appeared when the ladies were outside in nice weather, but the point of them 
with the big cloaks was puzzling.

As, at the movie’s UK website ( 
<> ) there are two pictures of “Mrs. 
Johnson” in a dark cloak with a reddish-patterned something around her neck… 
but OVER the cloak and UNDER the hood. There is also an excellent image of 
Frederica Vernon in her embroidered “shawl”, with only the blue velvet of the 
hood showing…

I spent a good part of the day trying to document this “whatever-it-is”, with 
no success. My best guess is that the small shawls  or scarves were used to 
snug the voluminous-but-drafty cloaks closer to the body in cold weather.

Anybody know anything more specific about this issue? The movie was sort of 
wonderfully awful (Susan Vernon IS.THE.DEVIL!), we enjoyed mostly everyone 
getting what they deserved, although I must agree with the reviewer who opined 
that Chloe Savigny jangled every time her 21stC self appeared in the Georgian 

Thanks much!
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