Christmas day saw the highly-anticipated arrival of Shonda Rhimes’ new period drama adaptation, Bridgerton, which had been billed as a Regency-era Gossip Girl. Whether you loved it or hated it (my verdict: an unenthused ‘meh’), the sartorial offering was a sight to behold.
Between the cinched bodices and puffed sleeves, the embellishment on candy color delights, and that dusty blue shade that Daphne wears oh so well: the costume direction by Ellen Mirojnick was an ultra-feminine celebration of the era’s dreamy fashion. And with bows, bells, lace, and all the rest, it certainly served to put the romance back in period romance. Albeit, the steamy storylines did a pretty good job of that all on their own…
Feeling inspired? Here’s how we’re planning on cosplaying as a capital-L-lady going forward. Just remember to BYOT…bring your own tiara, that is.
Cara Cara, Bluehill dress, $695
LoveShackFancy, Elma slip dress, $595
The Vampire’s Wife, Skyrocket dress, $3,473
Needle & Thread, Genevieve rose gown, $669
Alessandra Rich, organza gown with rose sleeves, $2,077
Reformation, Hestia dress, $528
Rachel Zoe, Beverly Leopard fil coupe maxi, $495
Theia, cold shoulder printed chiffon gown, $447