Miss Lemon is probably my favourite Poirot character and I must admit it is her clothes that I am really in love with. A lot of you will know about the famous cardigan, the one which many in the vintage community covet, a beautiful long sleeved red knit with a red and white bow at the neck (see below). This is one of my favourites too, and, fact fans - it has not only been worn by Miss Lemon but also appeared on a murder suspect in a much later episode of Poirot and in the film "La Vie en Rose."
Here is the gorgeous little number:
Here are some other wonderful items from Miss Lemon's wardrobe:
Look at the pocket detail on this, wowzers!
This hat is incredible and I love the colour combination.
Look at the zigzag detail!
Oh, the neckline detail...
I wish I had a clearer image of this dress.
Miss Lemon, played by Pauline Moran, is thought by Poirot to be an ugly woman and in truth she irritates him. They like to tease one another, Poirot is particularly amused by her love of filing.
Miss Lemon: This lady keeps telephoning, Mr. Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: Sacré. What a terrible circumstance.
Miss Lemon: There's no need to be sarcastic, Mr. Poirot. I was going on to say that I didn't put her through to you, because she wouldn't give her name.
Hercule Poirot: Ah.
Miss Lemon: I told her you don't take anonymous phone-calls.
Hercule Poirot: But I do, Miss Lemon. Sometimes I think anonymous telephone calls are the only ones worth taking.
Miss Lemon: But how will I know where to file her if I haven't got a name?
Hercule Poirot: Life first, Ms. Lemon, filing second.
Miss Lemon: Very well then.
[Hastings huffs in amusement]
Miss Lemon: Next time she calls, I'll let her talk to you. And on your own head be it.
Captain Hastings: You shouldn't tease her, Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: She makes it irresistible.
Now - time to learn how to knit a stripey bow.