Romantic heroines are an interesting bunch. There are so many different types to choose from. Two of these I've chosen are from great classic stories and the last one is from what one would call trashy romance fiction of the modern era. This should be fun. Let us carry on.
The orphaned daughter of a highborn woman and a poor priest has sent to school by her cold aunt. In the school she grows up to be a teacher and finally leaves to become a governess for the ward of Mr. Rochester a dark and mysterious gentleman. Her conviction to virtue will carry her through a storm of passion and towards happiness.
Jane Eyre wears a smart yet functional one piece dress with dainty collar and a muted colour scheme. Her stockings are grey and she wears practical boots and a school type bag for after all she is straigth out of Lowood at this point. To cover her head against the cool english climate she has a nice. Jane is a teacher so she needs a watch to make sure she is in time.
In my opinion Elizabeth Bennett is the Jane Austen heroine. She is quite witty, quite beautiful and very much in need of a husband. She lives her life as a gentle woman of a regency England. Her prospects are quite meager for her home will be inherited by a distant cousin and as her parents hoped for a son they didn't realize that they would need to save money for their daughters. A new world opens as the neighboring estate is rented out to a young man...
Elizabeth makes her elegant figure stand out with a simple lined dress which she accessories modestly. A simple ribbon in her hair and an umbrella to protect one from surprise showers during those long walks. Polkadotted tigths give her look a quirky edge that is sure to catch the eye of the esteemed Mr Darcy.
The quintessential Barbara Cartland heroine.
She (weither her name is Tatika or Paenthia or Lucretia) wears something that is definitely romantic. Her hair is adorned with roses and to disguise herself during her escape a cape is needed. Around her wrist we find a memento of a loved one, perhaps a lost mother of adored but now deceised father... She truly is queen of romance.
Is there any romantic heroines that you, my dear reader find very inspiring indeed? Do share in the comments.