Puff sleeves and empire waist have been popular in recent months and the return of the Netflix show Bridgerton seems to have had a huge influence on the fashion trend. Stores like Bloomingdales, Anthropologie, and BHLDN have been selling Regency-era dresses from brands like Selkie and others, but you don’t need to have a ton member’s wallet to look like one of them. If you love Bridgerton fashion, there are all ways to draw inspiration from Kate, Daphne and other characters from the Netflix show.
How to dress like Phoebe Dynevor’s Daphne Bridgerton
Cotton may not be the Duchess’s favorite material, but it’s perfect for the summer month. Underneath, the light blue dress mimics the classic pastel blue Daphne preferred during the show, but still has that contemporary twist. It’s also less stiff than dinner silks and has a perfect softness for brunch or a day in the cellar. If you prefer Daphne in other colors, however, we have what she is for you, below.
Speaking of bringing hem length into the modern era, this sweet sweetheart neckline will give you a Regency-era silhouette – at least from the waist up – and is reminiscent of the purple dress Daphne wears at Garden Party events. his brother Anthony in season 2. An added bonus? It is available in many colors.
Of course, if you were in the series you might be showing a little too much ankle, calf and knee for a potential duke or viscount boyfriend, but you might get the attention of your modern prince charming in this issue.
Forget Pastels: How to Wear Simone Ashley’s Bold Kate Sharma Tones
If Daphne isn’t your thing, let me introduce you to Kate Sharma, a bold woman willing to fight for her family and who favors jewel tones to boot. Bridgerton She has never shied away from different color palates, but it’s still refreshing to see some options for fans of such sensual colors this past season. While normally a blazer dress doesn’t really scream “Regency Era,” in the case of Kate’s hunt while her sister was trying to win Anthony’s affection, she wore an aqua blue riding coat and top hat.
Given that Simone Ashley was open about not loving the corset while filming, what better way to celebrate the look than a similar blazer or a long blazer that mimics the look – no uncomfortable underwear, of course. (Although you may have to shell out a nice penny for a matching hat.)
At another time in Season 2, Kate is wearing a memorable purple dress with silver threads. While the silhouette of this is a little more Golden age (who like it Bridgerton will be back for season 2), it’s definitely something Miss Sharma might prefer and would be perfect for a more formal event.
If you want to dress like Edwina Sharma (Hint: I hope you look good fishing)
Edwina is less fond of schemes than others Bridgerton characters, but one thing she likes is fishing. It is a color that favors her and that distinguishes her from the colors she prefers to wear as her sister. If you’re a peach personality too, there are some great options out there for you right now that may not be ballroom-friendly, but they’re definitely suitable for any diamond.
There are also many daytime looks that are reminiscent of Edwina. While Charithra Chandran’s character doesn’t wear many prints, I’d like to think she’d make an exception for this adorable puff sleeve number.
If you want to dress up as Ruby Barker’s Marina Thompson Crane
Aside from some gorgeous yellow dresses she wore during season one, actress Ruby Barker has a pretty fun wardrobe that’s a little different than some of the other women in Bridgerton. What I love about Marina’s wardrobe is that she features some fun prints like Featherington women, but her look isn’t that loud. A cheeky mini in animalier satin? It is Marina all the way.
Another thing I like about Marina’s wardrobe is its floral influences. She often chooses dresses with delicate flowers. It’s just enough for an extra look to grab attention, and it’s the perfect style for people who are just dipping their toes in water when it comes to prints on clothes! I really think Marina might prefer a look like a ruffled pink mini dress.
If you want to dress in style, just like the Featherington sisters
Prudence Featherington often takes from her mother and is among the boldest dressers in the family, which is a feat within that family. While the Featherington fashion was joked by Madame Delacroix, who in the second season notes that she often chooses fabrics that others don’t want, she can wear bold fashion and still look good.
Or alternatively, if Philippa Finch’s prom dresses and nighttime prints are more in your favor, you can try a similar green dress with embroidery that’s still bold, yet romantic.
Penelope Featherington is often dressed in yellow for big events. She usually she is dressed in a bright daffodil color and there are plenty of places you can go to get your fix of those online. But I’m quite partial to softening the look, as you can see in this release from Selki or a similar version below. A dress can be loud and help you stand out without returning to the sun, dear reader.
If you’re a little more conservative in your fashion, like Claudia Jessie’s Eloise Bridgerton
Most of the looks on this list are tasteful, but while Eloise wears some short-sleeved pieces, she often wears dresses that cover more of the neckline and allow her the freedom to move. There are many modern dresses that work in a similar way and prove that you can be both comfortable and cute!
While dressing in full-waisted empire ball gowns might make you stand out in a crowd, there are many modern ways to become a Regency, including this lovely number with a back that definitely would not be approved for the corset, though it’s still a nod to the show’s look with its high waist and pastel print. If you can manage that much Cottagecore in your everyday look, give it a try a blouse that evokes the era and match it with jeans or sandals, or try flounces and tulle to romanticize an event look. There are many ways to stand out, Bridgerton-style, and I hope you find a way to make the era yours.