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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

7 Bridgerton-Inspired Looks for Spring

By Sarah Dziedzic



Bridgerton family courtesy of Netflix

photo courtesy of Netflix

Dearest Edit Seven readers, if you haven’t yet had the formidable pleasure of watching Lady Shonda Rhimes’ latest period drama, I implore you to make haste with your Netflix schedule. Especially in light of the tantalizing revelation that a sultry second season is underway. Okay, so Lady Whistedown I am not, but this I do know: Bridgerton is so much more than the biggest-ever debut for an original series on Netflix—it’s quickly becoming an entire cultural and fashion moment. 

Bridgerton has it all: scandal, sex, sumptuous banquets, Regé-Jean Page, tantalizing drama, Regé-Jean Page, sparkling tiaras, romance, decadency, and Regé-Jean Page. But if that (read: he) isn’t enough to pull you into the sumptuous world of Regency London, surely the costuming will. 

Now, the Regency period isn’t necessarily the first place you’d look for fashion inspo, but the genius of world-renowned custom designer Ellen Mirojnick has made it so. Much like the dynamic and diverse characters and reinvented classical-pop music of the show, Mirojnick recreated the traditional look and feel of a bygone era under a refreshed, modern mindset. The result? A glorious blend of billowy sleeves and ball gowns, petticoats and pastels, and lacey trims and tiaras. 

Following the show’s success, searches for items like corsets have jumped over 100 percent while TikTokers bonded through lockdown with their #BridgertonChallenge entries. It seems “Regencycore” is making its long, long, long-awaited comeback. So without further adieu, we’ve pulled together seven Bridgerton trends for you to try. Now you can live out an 1813s fashion moment of your own.


Corsets put the core in #regencycore. And thankfully today’s versions are made with breathing and internal organs in mind. 

corset from etsy

ShopTotalBabe ($58)

Bridgerton-inspired corset

REFORMATION Isadora Top ($208)

Topshop corset

TOPSHOP Tall Disco Corset Bralette ($35)

Empire-waist and babydoll dresses

When in doubt, wear an empire-waist.

empire waist top from Everlane

EVERLANE The Clean Silk Picnic Top ($110)

powder-blue empire waist babydoll dress inspired by Bridgerton costumes

EN SAISON Elaine Babydoll Dress ($94)

white empire waist dress from Aritzia

ARITZIA Sunday Best Hadley Dress ($88)

girl wearing gingham empire waist babydoll dress from Ever New

EVER NEW Rubi Cotton Babydoll Dress ($140)

Beaded headbands and accessories

How would a modern duchess complete her #OOTD? With lots and lots of lustrous accessories. 

pearl necklace from Simons

River of Freshwater Pearls ($225)

beaded bag from Simone Rocha

SIMONE ROCHA Small beaded shopper bag ($1,040)

pearl earrings inspired by Bridgerton fashion

MEJURI Organic Pearl Hoops ($100)

beaded headband from Etsy

Pearl headband ($15)


Daphne’s nightdresses are the antithesis to the opulence of a duchess’s day look, but they are just as beautiful in their own right. 

woman wearing nightdress inspired by Bridgerton fashion

THE SLEEPSHIRT Sleeveless Nightie ($250)

woman wearing a linen night dress from The Sleep ShirtTHE SLEEPSHIRT Tie Strap Linen Dress ($250)

woman wearing nightdress inspired by Bridgerton fashion

LE PETIT TROU Istres Nightdress ($258)

Menswear reimagined

Look just as dapper as the eligible men of London’s high society.

Ted Baker silk blazer

TED BAKER Satin Tailored Jacket ($500 $279)

Bridgerton-inspired menswear suit from Asos

ASOS DESIGN 3 piece suit blazer ($115 $93)

Aldo loafers

ALDO Gwirani loafers ($70)

Puffy sleeves, please

Puffy shirts are back. Think more Paltrow in Emma and less Seinfeldian

Also read: #STYLEBOOK: 7 Super Sweet Ways To Wear A Puffy Sleeve

Bridgerton-inspired puff sleeves from Zara

ZARA Cropped Jacquard Top ($40)

puff sleeve from H&M

H&M Organza Tie-neck blouse ($30)

gingham puff sleeves from H&M

H&M Cropped Puff-sleeved top ($25)

Puff sleeve from Aritzia

ARITZIA Novella Shortsleeve Blouse ($88)

Abercrombie & Fitch puff sleeve inspired by Bridgerton fashion

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Linen top ($59)

Fabulous flora and fauna

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

floral dress inspired by Bridgerton from Zara

ZARA Midi Floral Print Dress ($80)

floral shoes from Urban Outfitters

URBAN OUTFITTERS Floral Mary Jane ($24)

floral top from Reformation

REFORMATION Cera Top ($208)

floral teacup from Etsy

Floral teacup and saucer ($46)

floral linen top from Amur

AMUR Rafaela top ($298 $179)




(Story by Contributing Editor, Sarah Dziedzic)

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