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Bridgerton season one came and went like a fever dream. The world stopped for a month to watch and dissect the period drama, fall in love with The Duke, rewatch episode five (you know why) on repeat and then finish the whole thing just like that. I get sweaty just thinking about that time of my life. But, while the haze of Bridgerton eventually subsided (kinda) the fashion stuck around. Think about it: corset tops went viral on TikTok every other week, babydoll tops made a comeback and men were suddenly interested in ascots again.
It’s not like everyone was doing a complete Regency-era cosplay, but the maximalism displayed throughout each episode was certainly emulated in my wardrobe and yours, too. The second season hasn’t even officially arrived yet, but searches around these fashion trends are already skyrocketing once again. According to Klarna, the shopping payment service that makes buying designer items finally possible for most of us on a budget, Bridgerton fashion interest is up in some instances more than 400 percent.
Per the service’s records, purchases for corsets have been up a casual 407 percent over the past two months, while purchases for opera gloves were up 234 percent in January alone. Even Olivia Rodrigo showed her love for the trend in her iconic ‘Good 4 U’ music video. This past month, searches for pearl jewelry, puff sleeve dresses and puff sleeve tops all rose, too.
Cleary, the world is prepping once more for a Bridgerton takeover. But how should you prep for it? Well, you can start buy buying a viral corset from Amazon and then take things up a notch for some chic white gloves fit for statement-making moments at tea or brunch. Checkout everything Bridgerton-inspired we’re shopping right now, below:
You can’t go on TikTok nowadays without seeing at least one review of a corset top that’s garnered a cool million likes. This kind of style is sexy, chic and a lot more comfortable than you might think. After all, fashion designers have come a long way since the Regency era.
Modegal Corset Bustier
Amazon’s bestselling corset comes in every color of the rainbow and costs under $35 no matter the size (options range from 00-12). This it the top that continues to go viral on TikTok thanks to its affordability and fit. You don’t have to shimmy into this number since it has a zipper in the back that’ll secure you in comfortably. I have this top myself, and trust me when I say: it’s worth it. My advice is to size up if you have bigger boobs and also to get this number in a few colors. They’ll be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes.
Misha x Revolve Adena Dress
The Queen would certainly proclaim you the Diamond of the season if you showed up to her party in this corset dress. It’s shaping and sensual, but won’t leave you holding your breath and standing straight all night, since it has some stretch to it. Wear this to a club, a weekend darty or dinner out on the town. You’ll stun no matter how you style it.
White Satin Corset Top
Corset-style tanks are essential going-out tops. This supremely affordable one has rounded hems and boning in the bodice for structure without the squeeze.
Black Structured Satin Bardot Corset
This plus-size option also features a ruffled bardot neckline and small puff sleeve. Perfect for a midnight rendezvous with whoever might be courting you this season.
It’s more of a sign of the times than anything else, but seeing all the Bridgerton ladies with gorgeous gloves made me want a pair! Who knows, it could be the perfect way to hide the fact that I haven’t gotten my nails done in months.
Tulle Ruffled Party Gloves
This pair looks an awful lot like the ones Daphne wears in the photo above, but they come in a bunch of other colors, too, so you can match them to your fanciest ‘fit.
Lovarts Beauty Black Gloves
No, long leather black gloves weren’t necessarily in style during the 1800s, but if the fine folks back then saw Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’ music video back then, they certainly would be a look fit for the ballroom. Cosplay a pop star or even Cat Woman while wearing these gloves with your corset top and you’ll be the talk of the town.
Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Pearlcore has been alive and well for a while now, but it doesn’t seem to be subsiding, especially when people like Harry Styles and Hailey Bieber keep wearing pearly accessories like chokers. Now that pearls and their affordable alternatives have been OK’d for street style, there’s no place and no way you can’t wear the look. Pair your pearls with gym wear or dresses. They’ll look fab regardless.
Take a whopping $38 off this custom choker that Hailey Bieber can’t stop wearing. The colorful number is perfect for layering and would look so good paired with your fav baggy jeans and corset top combo. Use code LUCKYYOU at checkout for the full discount.
Pavoi Pearl Necklace Choker
Why stray from the classics when they never fail to look so good? This pearl-inspired choker looks like it’s real, but costs under $25. Wear it like Harry and style it alone with your favorite band tee, or take after Hailey and layer it up with as many pieces as possible.
Empire Waist Babydoll Dresses
Who would’ve thought that the empire waist would make a comeback after the disservice we did it in the early 2000s? I’m looking at you and your red carpet looks, Ashley Tisdale. Somehow, the cut has been revolutionized, and is hard not to spot at festivals and fashion shows alike. Usually, it’s paired with a babydoll top and flowy bottom, so it’s an extremely comfortable way to look dolled up (see what I did there?) without feeling restricted.
The beach is calling and it’s begging you to wear this Free People number. If you think the puff sleeves are to die for, take a look at the cinch-tied back. Jaw-dropping.
Selkie Lace Puff Dress
You’ll be living in a whimsical fairytale every time you put on this dress. It’s light, flowy and feminine. Everything you’d want for a bridal shower, brunch or girl’s trip.
Dresses that weren’t embellished often featured vibrant floral patterns—Florals? For Bridgerton? Groundbreaking. I’ll probably wait until spring to rock such vibrant prints, but for now, wintery dark florals are just as good.
When it comes to accessorizing, the more, the merrier! Go grand when it comes to jewelry, hair accessories and whatever else you can think of. Granted, this would be easier if I had Bridgerton family money or a gift from the queen, but I’ll make due.
Pastel Spring Crystal Egg Hunt Knotted Headband
Anybody else feel like Lele Sadoughi accessories would totally kill it in Regency London? These women loved to accessorize, and I bet a bejeweled headband would be right up their alley for a cute promenading ensemble!
Royal Queen Earring
Over-the-top jewelry? Never heard of it. Just the name of these crystal hanging earrings alone has us convinced that we need a pair.
The number one rule in Regency London? If it can be beaded or embellished, it should be! Sparkles, rhinestones and glitz were key in making sure bachelorettes stood out at the balls and social events of the season.
Beaded Mesh Column Gown
This Pisarro Nights dress is what I would’ve worn to meet the Queen in Episode One, if anyone was wondering…
Fleming Soft Crochet Jeweled Shoulder Bag
If a fully-embellished gown overwhelms you, start with some standout accessories like this unique Tory Burch handbag! The colorful crystals and sparkly halos give this classic bag an unexpected punch.