Luckily I'm a record keeper, so while stumped I flicked back over the list of new books I read last year to see if anything took my fancy for this prompt. And sure enough, one book did - The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson.
I put together a look that I thought may be something the main character Baru, an Imperial Accountant, may wear. It's severe and layered; feminine but not frilly. Given that it's been a while since I read the books, if her clothing was described and I'm totally off the mark then oh well. But still, accurate or no, it was fun to think of this book and come up with an outfit that (to my hazy memory) suited the character and setting of the book.
PS Yes I realise I totally could have run with the Masquerade theme and done something OTT but I liked this interpretation more!
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