Like myself, did you binge Netflix’s Bridgerton over the Christmas/New Year’s break? The adaption by Shonda Rhimes of Julia Quinn’s novels by the same name is a visual feast of frothy fabrics, embellished gowns, corsets, lavish jewellery and OTT headpieces. And I clearly wasn’t the only one that was obsessed by the costumes and fashion in the Bridgerton series. Upon its debut the internet was flooded with a surge in searches for Regency-inspired fashion, so much so that a new term has been developed to describe this increased trend: “Regencycore”.
Regencycore mixes the opulence of the regency era with modern fashion elements and trends. So instead of gowns and gloves expect a contemporary take on what defined regency fashion in Bridgerton; the empire silhouette, corsets, statement sleeves, puff shoulders, embellished fabrics and bejewelled chokers.
After many of us spending more time at home than ever before last year, it’s time to embrace a little frivolity and everyday glamour in your wardrobe so look to the curated list of the best Regencycore looks below.
Macgraw swifts dress in silver
Dion Lee crochet lace corset in white
Sister Jane Gilda jacquard midi dress
Rosefield embellished choker from The Iconic
Love Shack Fancy Freja mini dress from Net-a-porter
Zara organza top with faux pearls
$19.95 AUD (on sale)
Morgan & Taylor Aviva headband from The Iconic
Sister Jane smock blouse with pussybow from ASOS
John & Luna Io earring
Nina Armando Vicki II ballet flat from The Iconic
Needle & Thread embroidered crop top from ASOS
Kitsense Darcy freshwater pearl clip set from Hello Parry
Shrimps Fredrick organza dress from Matches Fashion
$411.00 AUD (on sale)
Shrimps Dawson beaded bag from Matches Fashion
$372.00 AUD (on sale)
Zara natural pearl brooch