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Regencycore: A Modern Twist on 'Bridgerton' Fashion

Regency fashion has withstood the test of time and has evolved into a trendy style known as regencycore. The defining features of this aesthetic include soft pastel colors, flowy fabrics, and dazzling accessories. Although regencycore has lingered in the fashion world for decades, it has recently skyrocketed in popularity due to the influx of period dramas, including the one everyone's raving about -- "Bridgerton" -- and Jane Austen adaptations. We've got five Regency-inspired clothing items and accessories you'll want to add to your wardrobe:

1. Puff Sleeves

Puff sleeves are a simple, yet elegant addition to a blouse or dress that channel modern Regency-era vibes. The puffier the sleeves the better! Merrick’s art has a blog post on how to wear tops with puff sleeves.

2. Empire-waist dresses

In the Regency era, dresses became lighter and were inspired by neoclassical fashion, including empire-waist dresses. According to fashion expert Maggie Gillette, an empire-waist dress is fitted just below the bust and flares, creating a silhouette that floats away from the waist and hips. The women of “Bridgerton” rock this hyper-feminine dress style and you can too.

3. Pearl Accessories

Pearls master the regencycore aesthetic with their elegant and delicate appearance. Add a pearl necklace, bracelet, or earrings to your outfit and you’ve got yourself a classy fit.

4. Jeweled headband

Top off your regencycore outfit with a jeweled headband, aka a modern-day crown. Look for floral, rhinestone-studded, and pearl headbands to achieve that royalty feel.

5. Corset Tops

Corset tops are very versatile because they can be dressed up or down. Worn best with high-waisted jeans, a miniskirt, or long pants, the flattering corset top will add some Regency flair to an everyday look.


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