Wives and Daughters (1999) short review


Up there with Pride and Prejudice as one of the best BBC miniseries of all time. Based on the book by Elizabeth Gaskell, with Justine Waddell as Molly and Keeley Hawes as Cynthia. Wonderful romantic storyline with DROP DEAD GORGEOUS early 1830s costumes.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

One Response

  1. Janette

    I agree fully. This is one series that I watch over and over. It is perfect in nearly every way and they wear gloves..