While arranging my hair, I looked at my face in the glass, and felt it was no longer plain; there was hope in its aspect and life in its colour; and my eyes seemed as if they had beheld the fount of fruition, and borrowed beams from the lustrous ripple. I had often been unwilling to look at my master, because I feared he could not be pleased at my look, but I was sure I might lift my face to his now and not cool his affection by its expression. I took a plain but clean and light summer dress from my drawer and put it on; it seemed no attire had ever so well become me, because none had I ever worn in so blissful a mood.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 24. Having always considered herself plain, Jane now looks at herself in the mirror and finds herself transformed. Seeing herself through the prism of Rochester’s love and desire to marry her, she believes that she is no longer plain-looking and feels a new woman. It is amazing what a marriage proposal does to your appearance and how you view yourself.