Hey guys, I am trying to write a story set in Regency, but the limited attire and accessories dissallows for some things needed for historical accuracy. I already decided to disregard the gloves rule because Episode still hasn’t got gloves and I’m okay with oversimplyfing the redcoats uniform because nothing comes close enough to it, but now I’m faced with a dillema and I might have to rewrite another thing also, but I just want your opinion on which looks most like a bonnett
As some of you know in the Regency area women’s didn’t hide their hair that much … Especially when you learn that men and women stopped wearing powdered wigs and protested hiding their hair underneath them. But they wore an awful lot of bonnets. Now, the lack of bonnets doesn’t disturb me, I can bypass it since the story is told from a sick woman’s bedchamber and even when characters are out in public it’s public gatherings where you don’t wear bonnets but feathers and fancy headpieces if anything.
But when it comes to older characters, the mothers of the MC and her cousins, I can’t have them be in the same type of clothing my MCs are in. The older married women with children during that time never showed the amount of skin the young ladies did. I think you can even tell the difference by yourself in these few pictures
However, the mother of the MC I pictured as chubby in her old age and was delighted to have the option to pick a plus sized body for her. However, there’s not the same option when it comes to headwear and accessories and even some dresses. Now I understand it would be hard putting some clothing on plus sized bodies for the Episode staff, but headscarfs ? What is the point of limiting headscarfs for plus sized women? Well now, In order to make the MCs mother actually look like she fits in the era I have a few options … And all of them have faults.
For refference this is the MCs aunt, which I pictured as slimmer since she’s the one that has more of a need to keep up appearances meanwhile the MCs mother doesn’t
Her headscarf looks the most like the historical ones, especially the first one.
However, for the plus sized character, my options are …
This towel, which honestly looks too much like she just washed her hair and not like a headscarf or the infamous white bonnett
A hijab which looks too much like a nun and not enough like a Regency elderly woman
This headscarf is nice, but the bonnets were never patterned, if they were at all decorated it was with a bow prefarably of soft colors like baby blue, pink, off-white or white and this headpiece looks too modern and too Soviet
This headscarf is too tight in this one
Help me pick between ones of these of if none look close enough, tell me if I should just make the mother not plus sized so I could have more options?