The houses, the Duke, the fashion — I couldn’t take my eyes off anything while watching Bridgerton.
I’ve always been drawn to 19th century fashion. There’s just something about those prints, the full skirts, the cleveage! And while I pride myself on my confidence and general “wear what you want, fuck people’s opinions” I just can’t picture myself strutting into Trader Joes in layers of traditional full skirts, a corset and a feather in my hair.
Instead, I plan on channeling Bridgerston style this summer with modern pieces that hint at the show and Victorian era of fashion. I rounded up all my favorite Bridgerton inspired dresses, tops and outfits for you to shop. Put these on, look in the mirror and proclaim ” I BURN FOR YOU”.
14 Modern Bridgerton-Inspired Outfits You’ll Actually Want To Wear
While visiting Filoli gardens a couple of weeks ago, I was on the hunt for any Bridgerton inspired outfits I could wear to really channel my inner nerd, and lover of old-world style. Corset tops, puff sleeve mini dresses with a square neckline, a comfy nap dress to wear on the couch while watching Bridgerton for the 4th time…
Daphne Bridgerton of course had an amazing costume designer, but all the regency ladies in the Netflix show were dressed so well. As a redhead, I was really into all the yellow Penelope Featherington wore, a stark difference from the blues, pinks and whites most of the other women sported.
The day before my visit to the gardnes, I spent WAY too much time at the mall trying to find anything that had a corset front, or big puffy sleeves that were in my size. I failed, HARD. I eventually found this white top with a corset-tie front, but it was too large. And this purple mini dress with modern puffy sleeves and a slight square neckline to hint at Bridgerton, but still is modern and fun. Paired with a straw hat and my white wedding heels, I think I pulled off a modern Bridgerton inspired outfit for the gardens under the less than 24 hour time frame I had!
I think I could have done even better if I had time to plan ahead. Here’s all the cutest Bridgerton dresses and outfits you can shop online AND are modern enough to wear out!
14 Bridgerton-Inspired Outfits
All my favorite modern Bridgerton-inspired outfits for you to shop. Put these on, look in the mirror and proclaim " I BURN FOR YOU".
The Famous Nap Dress
I can totally see Daphne wearing this while lounging around the study waiting for the Duke to ravish her...The Hill House Home's Nap Dress is low-key famous in the fashion world this year. So many bloggers are loving the comfy fabric for work from home life, while still holding onto that modern charm with puff sleeves and square neckline. It comes in 3 colors!
White Eyelet Crop Blouse
I love this sweetheart neckline that ties in the front the mimick a corset. lined, There's short puff sleeves to make this even more Bridgerton-inspired. Pair this with jeans for a really modern look, or a midi skirt. I could even see this being worn over a dress for a more classic corset vibe!
Emerald Lolly Mary Jane Flats
Excuse me, how darling are these emerald flats? The rounded toe makes them nod to the 19th century style while the trendy green color is so 2021.
Sexy Corset Bodysuit
If Daphne wore this, I don't think the Duke would have protested about making babies as much as he did... just saying. Pair this bodysuit with jeans for a night out look, or a skirt to soften the outfit up a bit.
Floral Print Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress
This is a dress Daphne would wear to tea while giving flirty eyes to Simon from across the room and you CANNOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.
Yellow Floral Salima Dress
Somebody call Penelope Featherington, she would SWOON over this modern day yellow floral dress!
Daphne Inspired Wedding Dress
Looking for a Bridgerton Inspired wedding dress? This amazing white dress from Love Shack Fancy is cut super similar to Daphne's wedding dress to Simon, but has modern flair you'll love as a 21st-century bride.
Linen-Blend Lucie Smocked Midi Dress
If you like the look fo a smock dress, but aren't int the huge puffy sleeves, this one from Madewell will hit the spot for you! It comes in two colors, a white and a nice light green.
Dainty Pearl Headband
I can totally see Penelope, Daphne, Eloise or any of the ladies topping their tea outfits off with a dainty pearl headband like this and the style still hold today!
Floral Mini Puff Sleeve Dress
I ADORE the floral print on this dress! It's short and flirty, but the puff sleeves are totally up the Bridgerton girls' alley. Pair with a pearl headband to really channel the vibe.
Lace Cropped Cami Tank Top
I would layer this crop top (that is similar to a corset) over a dress or shirt to mimic the corset style, but with a big modern-day twist.
Pink Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress
A soft pink smock midi dress with puff sleeves that's perfect for spring and summer. Not sure if you have any garden brunches to attend, but this would be perfect.
Green Floral Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
I'm obsessed with the light green floral print of this dress! The neckline is darling and somehow hints at Victorian style while still being sexy and modern.
Alice + Olivia Launa Blouson Sleeve Blouse
The color! The high neck! The frills on the sleeves! AHH! Everything about this oozes Regency vibes.