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Bridgerton has become a runaway hit for Netflix in more ways than one. Not only has it provided entertainment for households around the world, but has also inspired a fashion craze. The period drama detailing the scandal and intrigue of the 1800s British high society includes fashion moments to die for. Corsets, statement necklaces, and flowing dresses have all become highly sought after items. The large and talented cast each have their own unique style to emulate. So, if you want to feel like the diamond of the season with a modern twist then look no further than these suggestions.
Daphne Bridgerton is the one to watch during the courting season. As she comes of age in the midst of suitors vying for her heart left and right, Daphne ends up falling for Simon Basset. Despite being defined by her innocence, Daphne grows up exponentially throughout the first season. However, Daphne’s fashion might play a part in her being declared ‘flawless’ by Queen Charlotte. Soft colors like light blue and white dominate her color palette while her skirts are on the puffy side. If you want to opt for a traditional look for full ball glam then you can start off with a corset. In true Daphne fashion stick to pastel colors and designs that aren’t too noisy save for the occasional tiny details on the bustier.
You can pair these corsets (or ditch them all together) with a breezy cami top and flowing skirt. More of a pants person? Inspired by Daphne’s horse riding look you can pick up a colorful pair of statement pants to match with your top.
Dressing like Bridgerton’s resident bad boy is no easy feet. With zero interest in his title, society, or taking a wife, Simon Basset is pursued by many in the court. It is only when he starts to experience real feelings for Daphne Bridgerton that things become complicated. Simon’s arc throughout the show is constantly defined by his clothing choices. Near the beginning of the season he wears strictly monochromatic outfits, something that even Lady Danbury pointed out upon their reunion following the death of his father. Black waistcoats with matching black pants is the way to go if you want to emulate a pre-Daphne Simon. However, you might want to throw a patterned shirt in the mix to hint at the deeper emotional complexities within Simon.
When Simon starts to experience real love with Daphne for the first time his outlook on life shifts. Therefore so do his clothing choices. Bright colors like red and purple make appearances in Simon’s wardrobe once he starts courting the eldest Bridgerton. The statement piece you should look out for is the coat, which Simon flourishes on several occasions. Another detail to note is Simon’s green brooch on the lapel of his waistcoat. It was confirmed as a talisman given to Simon by his mother by the series’ costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick. Simon’s commitment to wearing the brooch in every episode shows his familial love for his lost mother.
Bright colors and chunky statement necklaces are the name of the game when it comes to Penelope Featherington. Unlike Daphne Bridgerton, Penelope is all about colors that will catch the eye like bright pink or canary yellow. Sometimes these dresses are covered in patterns of flowers or birds. There is also a specific attention to design when it comes to the little details of Penelope’s dresses. Of course, things must first start off with a corset. Since the dress itself is going to draw the most attention a corset can be skipped or kept relatively simple.
While I suggested two piece outfits for characters like Daphne and Simon, I highly encourage seeking out a dress with a consistent pattern for Penelope. If you want to opt for a solid color instead then make sure it’s bright and eye catching! To top off the look make sure to add a statement necklace and hair accessory. In true Penelope fashion we hope it’s a feather.
Rebellious, quick witted, and brazen Elosie Bridgerton believes there is much more out there for her than marriage and children. Too young to enter the debutant circuit Elosie has little concern for the way she dresses. Despite being confined to the standards of both womanhood and her age, Eloise is able to sneak her own unique style into her clothing.
Even though she shares little similarities with her sister Daphne, they do have a shared love for colors like white, blue, and green. Eloise’s style carries much more embellishment than Daphne’s as well as accessories like neck scarves, headbands, and brooches. These accessories give insight to Eloise’s personal mission to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
One of the more controversial characters on Bridgerton, Marina Thompson’s style emulates her crucial role in the series. Similar to romantic rival Penelope Marina has a deep love for vibrant colors. She is most notably seen in yellow during her garden walks with eligible bachelors or at balls. If she goes for softer colors then there is usually a certain amount of detail added to catch attention. On the corset side of things it would be best to keep it light and simple to pair with the delicate design of Marina’s dresses.
As for accessories Marina is another big fan of the statement necklace. For people who are looking for a copycat without breaking their respective banks then look no further! Be your own suitor and gift yourself a piece of jewelry that would make everyone else turn green with envy.
It doesn’t get more stylish than Queen Charlotte herself. The monarch is the picture of decadence throughout the first season of Bridgerton. Who doesn’t want to dress like a queen for a day and drink tea? Well, 2021 is the year to embrace your inner queen and these suggestions will do wonders. If you want to go full regency then Amazon has some great dresses to truly get the authentic look. However, you might have to shell out a pretty penny.
To put a more modern spin on the Queen’s style you have to remember that luxury takes precedence above all. As opposed to powdered wigs opt for a cute hair accessory instead. Deep and rich colors like purple, green, and yellow should also be on your radar. As long as you can relax while feeling like a million bucks then you definitely have Queen Charlotte energy.
Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!
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