The steamy romance drama show about royals that has everyone talking, Bridgerton, has sparked a resurfacing of dressing fit for queens, and queens are known as regency core or royal core. The delicate fabrics and elegant silhouettes have everyone in front of their screens drooling. While people have already taken to TikTok to put their own modern spin on the trend, we’re going to help you get even more inspired with a little history and a lot of tips to achieve the modern-day Bridgerton inspired wardrobe.
Think elevated, royal attire like formal ball gowns, dazzling day dresses, corsets, opera gloves, and tiaras inspired by the fashion of the early 1800s. There was a strong emphasis on elegance, as well as simplicity. As mentioned above, the show Bridgerton is largely credited for this resurgence of regal-wear. It has caused an uprising in searches for gloves, headpieces, corsets, and empire style dresses for those that want to achieve the regal look.
The name regency comes from the era in the 1800s when Prince George IV took over for his father King George III acting as his regent since he was seen as unfit to rule. The styles of the regency period, which actually began late in the 1700s, happened as a result of the state of shock people were in after the French Revolution. They desired to make their clothes more simple and functional. Classical Greek and Roman styles greatly influenced women’s fashion.
Regencycore Color Story
Ivory, peachy, lavender, rose, and slate were colors identified by the regency period, though most people wore white because dyeing fabric was expensive. Popular colors included were yellow, green, blue, pink, and pale purple. Colors seen largely in Bridgerton and being searched for today to achieve the look are green, orange, ivory, and sky blue.
Fabrics and Materials Used
Traditional dresses were made of silk, muslin, or cotton. Other fabrics perfect for recreating the regencycore look include satin, jacquard, taffeta, velvet, and lace. Top off your look with crystals for your tiara if you’re going full out or scale it back with pearls or crystals for your padded headband for a slightly less formal look.
Free Pattern Suggestions
Whether you’re looking for a chemise (a nightgown fit for any time of day), a bustier-style look, a maxi dress packing lots of sleeve volume, or a romantic dress with a fitted bodice and billowing skirt that kisses the floor, we’ve got some free pattern suggestions for you!
Whether you’re making a grand ball gown to channel this style or taking a more modern approach to the Regency and Victorian Era of fashion, there’s much room for fanciful layers, fitted bodices, voluminous sleeves, and gorgeous accessories- my heart can barely take it.
What kind of Regencycore inspired attire are you eyeing? Leave a comment below!