While we typically look to the runways to dictate our evolving fashion picks each year, the past several months' sartorial rotations have been unusually swayed by the ongoing pandemic—seeing a skew from the traditional in favour of loungewear and athleisure, as our time spent at home warranted comfort over glamour.
As we, partially, head back into a normal sense of dressing, our fashion is being skewed once again—but this time not due to the pandemic, but rather Netflix's latest viral sensation, Bridgerton.
Since its release on Christmas Day, the worldwide phenomenon has accumulated more than 63 million views around the world (and counting), making it no surprise that the romantic-drama has formally entered the zeitgeist.
Based on the romance novel series by Julia Quinn and produced by ShondaLand—the powerhouse production company created by Shona Rhimes and force behind Grey's Anatomy—the story follows the Bridgerton family as eldest daughter Daphne makes her debut into Regency London society in hopes of finding a “suitable match.”
The fashion search engine has reported that since the show's premiere, online searches for corsets—an essential garment in the show—have surged 123 per cent. Pearl and feather headbands have seen a 49 per cent increase, and empire-waist dresses, the defining silhouette of the era, have risen 93 per cent in popularity.
Speaking with Harpers Bazaar U.S., Mirojnick said she was hoping to overlay the look of the Regency era “with a bit of a modern sensibility, make it aspirational, intriguing, and with somewhat of a layer that would actually be very imaginative."
So, whether you're more of a Bridgerton or a Featherington, below we look to the pieces that can help add a little Regency grandiose to your everyday life.