5 pieces to add Bridgerton glamour to your wardrobe

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Bridgerton returns to Netflix this week and we’re still dreaming of the style

At long last, Bridgerton is back, with the second season of the hit show arriving on Netflix on Friday. Set in 1813, the romantic drama follows the Bridgerton family and their society peers in London, based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn. The show’s fashion (however accurate it may be) has had audiences swooning since it debuted in December of 2020. And if you’re looking to add some regency drama to your wardrobe, these five pieces will help you do it.

Lace

Lace has long-been regarded as an elegant fabric, one that adorns everything from tableware to trousers! It’s the perfect subtle nod to periods gone by and will make even more basic outfits look put together. Irish designer Sinead Keary’s camis are lace trimmed, and bra-friendly to boot.

Empire waists

If you’re anything like us, you’ve had serious dress envy watching the period dramas that have hit screens in recent years. One of the defining pieces of the Bridgerton ladies’ wardrobes are empire-line dresses that cinch above the natural waist and flow outwards from there. Since they elongate the bottom half of you they’re great for shorter women but will suit a wide range of shapes and styles.

 

Corsets

Nothing says regency fashion like a corset! Corsets have been growing in popularity in the past few years, and certainly after the release of Bridgerton’s first season. Plus, after two years of WFH loungewear, it’s nice to add extra structure to our outfits again.  Now, they’re ideal for layering, or for pairing with simple patterns for a bold look. For a more subtle look, try a corset top.

Corset top in black, ASOS (€28.99)

Jewellery

You don’t have to be the Diamond of the Season to accessorise your outfits with statement jewellery. If you saw the fashion spread in the March/April issue of the magazine, you’ll have seen the bold, outfit-defining pieces. Opt for sophisticated statement earrings to feel like you’re headed right for a débutante ball.

Headbands

It might never feel like the right occasion to wear a tiara, but you can channel the same regal look with an embellished headband. Whether you’re a fan of a headpiece for a wedding, or you just want to distract from a bad hair day, pop a hairband on for an instant dose of glamour.