The development in Beth’s fashion runs adjacent to her developing confidence and her growing proficiency in chess – not only does Beth’s wardrobe symbolise the passage of time, but also her growth as an individual.
Beth cultivates her timeless wardrobe with a selection of stylish 1960s pieces
Beth’s personal style really comes into its own after she begins to find success, her wardrobe transforms from drab, bland pieces in various shades of brown and grey, to chic A-line dresses, cropped cardigans and even a few capri trousers.
As both the series and her character development progress, Beth cultivates her timeless wardrobe with a selection of stylish 1960s pieces, primarily consisting of jewel tones, monochrome, and a great deal of checked patterns – an explicit reference to the game that takes over her life.
One of my personal favourite pieces is the checked, low-cut A-line dress she wears in one of the earliest episodes, paired with a white collared shirt. The first new outfit Beth purchases at the beginning of her competitive chess career, not only is this look absolutely gorgeous, but it also symbolises her first taste of independence and the success that awaits her.