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This is a trend in the last decade or so that I wish would just stop: Putting actresses in obviously modern, obviously bridal or prom gowns. Is it out of sheer laziness? What’s the deal? It’s a step further than the usual “historical clothing looks weird so modern audiences can’t relate to it” mentality that a lot of showrunners of historical films and TV seem convinced is a major problem (I’ve always wondered why they even decide to make historical flicks if that’s the case. Just go make yet another modern rom-com or something and leave history alone).
Let’s take a look at some of the more egregious examples of this trend!
Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-2015)
War & Peace (2016)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
What are some other egregious examples of bridesmaid and prom dresses in historical flicks that grate on your nerves? Share them with us in the comments!