Bingley had never met with pleasanter people or prettier girls in his life; every body had been most kind and attentive to him, there had been no formality, no stiffness; he had soon felt acquainted with all the room; and as to Miss Bennet,he could not conceive an angel more beautiful.
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“Jane is the most perfect of all the Bennets and her clothes are the most up to date. Her colours are very pretty, pale pinks, pale blues, sage…and the object of her clothes was just to be always perfect, as perfect as you could be in a provincial setting. Jane was the most refined and yet it’s still all a bit slapdash and homemade, because the Bennets have no money. One of the main things Joe wanted was for the whole thing to have a provincial feel.”