We had a reader request a Nancy Dress post and I thought, "why not? I love Nancy's style!" So here we are, a post dedicated to the style of Nancy Drew. =)
First off, I will give examples of what Nancy would wear in the original books c.1930s -1940s. I'll also share Nancy's style in the old black & white movies with Bonita Granvielle.
If you have never seen the old Nancy Drew movies with Bonita Granvielle, may I highly recommend them to you! True, they are not like the books, but they hold the spirit of Nancy Drew and they are clean family-friendly movies. You can watch and download Nancy Drew: Reporter at Internet Archive, as it is in the public domain. The other Nancy Drew movies can be seen sometimes on TCM, or you can buy them on DVD.
Nancy's Stye in the Books:
The above sets show some examples on how you can dress Drew's style today. Wear classic looking skirts with blouses or nicer type of shirts. Do pair it with kitten heels and a nice cloche. As Nancy would surely approve.
Nancy's Style in the Old Movies:
In the movies Nancy wore blouses with bows, skirts, dresses, full slacks, fedoras, wedges, cardigans, and jackets. All in all, Nancy has a very classic look.
The two sets above I made on Powerpoint last year. These capture more Nancy's style in the movies, then the books.
Screen-caps from the movies for more inspiration:
I hope you all found this helpful to create your own Nancy Drew look. :)