We love our customers! We often hear how our clothing enhances the lives of our customers. Many are hopeless romantics who relate how they feel beautiful, filled with romance in their hearts. “I feel so romantic,” ‘I feel like a princess,” and “I feel like royalty,” are some of the phrases they use. We’re so happy to be a part of that process!
The Regency and Victorian eras have long been associated with romance. Authors such as by Charlotte Brontë brought us Gothic romance through novels such as Jane Eyre. Her sister, Emily, wrote one of the most romantic stories of her day, Wuthering Heights. Jane Austen’s romantic novels are still popular today, both on paper and on the screen. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma are some that come quickly to mind.
Queen Victoria’s 20+ year marriage to Prince Albert fuels many thoughts of romance. The queen was quite taken by her prince. Just four days before she proposed to him (as was the royal protocol) on October 15, 1839, Queen Victoria wrote this in her journal:
“It was with some emotion that I beheld Albert, who is beautiful. He really is quite charming, and so excessively handsome, such beautiful blue eyes, an exquisite nose, and such a pretty mouth with delicate mustachios and slight, but very slight whiskers; a beautiful figure, broad in the shoulders and a fine waist. My heart is quite going!”
Albert was equally smitten with her. After returning home to organize his affairs before their marriage, he wrote this letter, dated November 15, 1839:
“Dearest, deeply loved Victoria,
I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul.
Heaven has sent me an angel whose brightness shall illumine my life. Body and soul ever your slave,
When thinking of American Civil War romance, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind tops the list in literature. Although it was written in the 1930s, this history-inspired novel embodies the Antebellum South and the struggles endured through the war.
The Old West inspires many romantic thoughts, from the new, unexplored places to the people forging a new nation. Romance and adventure went together in classics such as Louis L’Amour’s How the West was Won.
Perhaps, no other novel or movie invokes more romantic thoughts than Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson. Although technically science fiction, this is the book that inspired the movie Somewhere in Time.
Which era epitomizes romance for you? Whatever your choice, we’re here to help you look and feel your best!
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