"Reign" is an American historical fiction television series created by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie Sengupta which premiered on 2013 on The CW. The series follows Mary, Queen of Scots during her early years living in France in the mid-16th century. What could be better to distract you from the million things you have to do for tomorrow than gorgeous scenery, foreign accents, political (or should I say royal) intrigue, swoon-worthy French princes (hello Toby Regbo) -- and their (maybe even more swoon-worthy) bastard half-brothers (hello Torrance Coombs) -- and the fashion, of course! Let's look to Mary and her four original ladies in waiting -- Kenna, Greer, Lola and Ailee -- for inspiration. Because, after all, when all of France is just a chess move away from a blood-bath, and your husband's manipulative, Machiavellian mother is (not-so-secretly) trying to poison you, you may as well look the part.
All of the women have gorgeous clothes, but, personally, I like Mary's style the best. She has this way of wearing really feminine pieces, but she never ends up looking fragile in them.
Red is, always has been and always will be the color of passion. Pair that with some royal gold earrings and you're ready to take on the world.
If red screams "passion," black definitely represents power and mystery. The subtle touches of the large earrings, headband and rings, add an element of glamour to this gorgeous embroidered dress. The subtle detail of small braids in Mary's hair give her a touch of sophistication that fits well with the overall outfit.
Here, Mary sports dress that looks like a church window painting. The color and pattern matches perfectly with her crown, giving her a look appropriate for a queen
I don't want to spoil anything, but let's just say Kenna aims high with using her beauty (and wit, charm etc.) to gain power in French Court. She knows what she wants, and she is going to get it. She's reckless and impulsive, and more free-spirited than the others, so some of her outfits have little bohemian touches, such as the headband in this angelic ensemble:
This elaborate blue and gold bodice dress with a black shawl is the perfect ensemble to wear for Kenna when she wants to deliver a sassy comment:
Greer is the eldest in her family and comes to Court hoping to find an eligible (read: rich) husband (ring a bell anyone? Sounds a lot like Princeton Mom to me). Greer's fashion is slightly more conservative than the other ladies-in-waiting.
Greer looks mature and sophisticated in this grey silk dress:
This beautiful dark purple long-sleeve dress with hold embellishments brings out the highlights in Greer's long blond hair.
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This fabulous embroidery and detailing cream-colored short-sleeve dress matches beautifully with Greer's earrings and headband for a polished look
Lola comes from a wealthy and noble family. She's brave, stubborn, loyal to Mary and she has a bit of temper when she's upset. There's nothing like a gorgeous, ruffled, light pink dress to bring out the shine in her chestnut curls:
This stunning white and gold floral dress coupled with a gold waist-band and headband is perfect for dancing:
Probably the most bubbly and innocent of the girls, Ailee's fashion is flirty and sweet. This white lace dress gives her an air of innocence:
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This fun floral dress paired with a grey fur shawl and cute hair accessories and braids emphasizes Ailee's fun-loving personality:
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The lovely, unique color of this long-sleeve mint-green dress and headpiece brings out the green in Ailee's hazel eyes.