Even if you haven’t watched “Bridgerton” yet, you’ve probably heard about the smash Netflix series. The fictional period drama produced by screenwriter Shonda Rhimes has been a top-streaming show since its debut on Christmas Day and now it’s sparked a fashion subculture called “regencycore.”
The name comes from the Regency era featured in the “Bridgerton” show and the books it’s based on and the fashion trend takes inspiration from the styles that were popular in the early 1800s in Great Britain and Ireland. Think tiaras, elbow-length gloves, pastel shades, empire dresses, lace and of course, corsets. And get this – searches for corsets have skyrocketed by 123% according to fashion website Lyst’s new report. If you want to see how to wear the look in real life, look no further than TikTok, where dozens of regencycore-related videos have been posted in the last few weeks.
The fashion trend is getting lots of attention on TikTok and the hashtag #regencycore has racked up more than 750-thousand views and counting. It seems fancy is back, at least for some TikTokers who have the gowns, pearls and opera gloves in their closets.
Source: Fox News