We all started preparing for Shonda Rhimes’ signature brand of sexy, scandalous, Shondaland awesomeness as soon as we learned she was joining Netflix to create programming, and boy oh boy, did she deliver with Bridgerton. The mystery! It’s romantic! The incredibly attractive cast! Of course, there are the outfits. We have Bridgerton costumes for both ladies and gentlemen that we know you’ll want to wear every day, whether you’re going to a cotillion or a costume party.
We’re looking for a Regency-era atmosphere above historical accuracy, just like the real Bridgerton. So this list is not for you if you like to spend hours studying historical fashion plates before hand-stitching your costumes.
But don’t worry, kind reader: We wouldn’t ever send you out on the ton without adequate preparation or, worse yet, in something out of style! For a Bridgerton costume you’ll adore, we’re going to give you some components for main ideas as well as a few styling suggestions (because, really, so many of these costumes come down to styling).
1 a single Daphnev
Is this gown a little too decadent? No doubt. But one must dress appropriately if they want to marry a Duke and be the season’s Diamond! We adore this vintage, azure flowery outfit that makes us think of Daphne Bridgerton. (This dress runs small; therefore, order a size or two larger.)
2 The Duke
This dapper, slim-fit brocade vest is the ideal Bridgerton costume accessory to complete Simon Basset’s, a.k.a. The Duke, appearance. Add stylish jeans and a high-collared shirt, and there you have it!
The whole ton will be in a trance. (And if you want to wear it to fancy dress parties just to wow the ladies, that’s your prerogative.)
3 The Ton Costume for Her
This white dress with a Regency influence is the ideal place to start if your goal is to depict more of a generic Bridgerton appearance rather than a specific persona.
For a traditional appearance from the era, team with white gloves, pearl jewelry, a bonnet, and possibly a shawl.
Although Penelope’s overbearing mother may outfit her in a needlessly fussy manner, there is no denying that yellow is her power color. You’ll be prepared to write the newest edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers when you pair this yellow dress with vivid pink accents, such as some appliqué flowers, an ostrich feather in the hair, and gloves.
5 The Anthony
Anthony, who serves as the family’s de facto patriarch, is a responsible man who understands that the future of his ancestors’ history lies on his broad, alluring shoulders. This tailcoat jacket perfectly embodies his attitude when worn with a high-collared white shirt and, if you’re feeling ambitious, a dapper cravat.
6 The Queen Charlotte
No Bridgerton costume will ever rival the extravagance of Queen Charlotte when it comes to extravagant fashion! It goes without saying that this Rococo dress, accessorized with a large wig, is the ideal choice for impersonating Her Majesty.
We adore the intricate bows and decorations. Please be aware that you will need to purchase a crinoline in order to achieve the poofy form!
7 The Lady Danbury
We adore Lady Danbury for her wit and keen tongue. This vivid crimson gown is the ideal Bridgerton costume to impersonate this cunning woman, in our opinion.
Combine with priceless diamond jewelry, perhaps an elaborate ruff, and of course a stunning cane.
8 The Ton Costume for Him
If you want a more traditional Bridgerton costume for guys, this black velvet frock coat, replete with intricate buttons and ribbon accents throughout, is perfect.
We like it as well since, depending on how you dress it, you can use it for a lot more costume parties in the future!
9 The Eloise
We adore using this Regency-style jacket as part of the Bridgerton costume to dress up as feminist icon and second-eldest Bridgerton daughter Eloise, who is clever, curious, and bookish. You just need to layer it over an empire waist dress and style your hair with two curled tendrils to frame your face. (For an added touch, carry a book.)
10 The “Diamond of the Season”-piece set
Your Bridgerton costume must be flawless, and the details are crucial.
The standard false diamond necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings, and tiara are included in this costume jewelry set, letting suitors know that your dowry is just as stunning as your attire.