Jacqueline de Bellefort's Style in "Death on the Nile" - A Hand Tailored Suit

Jacqueline de Bellefort's Style in "Death on the Nile"

Jacqueline de Bellefort, also referred to as Jackie, played by Emma Mackey.

We are introduced to Jacqueline de Bellefort at the beginning of the film as engaged to Simon Doyle, and best friend to Linnet Ridgeway. All is well until Egypt and see the friendship no longer exists between the two. The engagement is no longer, and Jackie is on a personal mission to get what is hers. Her style is simplistic yet fitting with the era in the film, starting with the red floaty dress with ruffled short sleeves worn in the club, and below are three more of her outfits we thought rather chic in "Death on the Nile".

Outfit #1

From London to Egypt, Jackie turns up unannounced to Linnet and Simon's wedding party and certainly makes a glamorous entrance. She arrives in a sharp red evening gown with a subtle train draping behind her, the gown fitted and created with a V-neck and no sleeves, the straps leading into a square-cut back. Its vivid red shade most definitely shows she is here to cause drama and tension, whilst the glistening golden feathers down the front are apt for the luxurious trip to Egypt. The hem of the gown brushes the floor and the natural folds of the fabric are enough to showcase the glamour of a 1930's evening gown.

Outfit #2

From the party to exploring, Jackie keeps her outfit rather sporty with this light-knitted jumper as she has an interesting chat with the famous Hercule Poirot. The jumper has short sleeves and a subtle cable knit front to create texture and make for an exciting casual knit, the red and blue stripes around the sleeve cuffs also playing their part. It has a soft crew neck and ribbed hem as for her accessory, she drapes a beige scarf around her arms. It keeps with the sporty theme as the muted tones of grey and red are included in the striped design, the overall garment showing an effective way of how to incorporate colour in a minimal attire. Keep an eye out for her striped tailored dress (or skirt and top attire) in the film too, double-breasted in cut with a white collar and lapels.

Outfit #3

She's managed to find her way onto the SS Karnak, awaiting the arrival of the rest of the party from their visit to the Abu Simbel Temples, and to surprise Simon and Linnet of course. Her outfit is tailored and chic, wearing a cropped white blouse with a tie on the front, V-neck and capped sleeves that fall into a fitting cuff. The white is almost symbolic that she arrives on the cruise in peace, whilst that is far from the truth of her motives. Her white trousers are loose on the leg and sit high on the waist with a waistband a great height for the garment. They look to be fastened with a side zip or feature two straight pockets in the side seams, whilst they fall to the floor in a lightweight drape, appropriate for the warmer climate.

What was your favourite attire of Jacqueline de Bellefort? Be sure to check back on our blog for more classic and of course, sharp tailored attires from the cast of "Death on the Nile".

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