If you've not yet binged Netflix’s newest series Bridgerton, then you're missing out on an intriguing show filled with pretty dresses and saucy romances set in the Regency era. Apart from the riveting lives of high society ladies and lords, you ought to pay attention to the fashion, too! The production of the show was definitely no small feat— from the regal locations to extravagant costumes—it felt as if we are truly living amongst the royals in the 1800s.
Costumer designer Ellen Mirojnick reveals in an interview that there were over 7500 costume pieces, after all repeating frocks and gowns are not a ladylike attitude during the social season! Moreover, Ellen admitted to putting a modern twist to the cast’s costumes which makes it a lot easier for us to pick and choose to channel the show in our wardrobe.
Here are five fashion trends from Bridgerton that you can easily wear to achieve the same elegant aesthetic into your everyday wear.
During the 1800s, corsets were definitely more painful than they looked. Nowadays, the corset trend is still in but you need not to suffer the pain and discomfort that women used to. There are several local shops where you can shop comfortable yet stylish corset tops.
In a perfect world where we can attend social events, an empire cut dress would be our first pick. It's universally flattering and will highlight your frame effortlessly. Couple it with some puffed sleeves and you're good to go!
Hand-in-hand with the empire cut is the square neckline. They are still flattering despite not being too revealing which we would love to incorporate into our own outfits today.
Despite being a little more dull in the actual 1800s, Bridgerton makes the Regency era seem like it's the most colorful one. From the variety of colors that are incorporated into each character’s wardrobe, it makes us want to add more pops of color to our own!
Embellishments, Feathers, Florals
It would be a crime to attend any ball with a plain frock. Take it from the ladies of Bridgerton as they sport embellished and embroidered gowns to feathered headdresses to charm their way during social season. Let them clue you into what's missing in your own closet: Ornate deets!