Austen Reflections on White Gowns

“A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white.”
-Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park

“Go, by all means, my dear; only put on a white gown; Miss Tilney always wears white.”
-Mrs. Allen from Northanger Abbey

“Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown.”

-Harriet Smith from Emma