Was Bjork consciously spoofing the notion of “swanning about” in finery, or is that giving her too much credit?
Caroline Baudelaire was a good-looking woman who delighted in dressing in her finery when going out at night.
The men, in their coat and tails, and women, in all their finery, are forced to hop and ribbit.
And look at the groom dressed out in all that finery—plunder, I suppose.
“They will have lost their finery by that time,” said Sophia.
The blacks, however, were about in crowds in their Sunday finery.
I was asked, and I did so long to go, but I was too shabby; I had no finery to put on.
Cutter began tumbling out upon the floor an assortment of clothing, evincing little respect for the Mexican's finery.
She admired my finery greatly, and told me that I looked all a man should look.
One complains that such a lady's finery is the occasion that his own wife and daughter appear so long in the same gown.