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.
The Princess asked her to bring her ball dress and all the rest of her finery.
The blacks, however, were about in crowds in their Sunday finery.
It is a sin to wear woman's finery; or it breeds sin in women.
Cutter began tumbling out upon the floor an assortment of clothing, evincing little respect for the Mexican's finery.
In young girls we observe coquetry and jealousy and the desire for finery.
One complains that such a lady's finery is the occasion that his own wife and daughter appear so long in the same gown.