From ‘The Gilded Age’ To ‘Bridgerton,’ 1800s-Inspired Fashion Is Trending

Regencycore round two.


Inspired by the costuming of The Gilded Age and Bridgerton, opulent 1800s-era fashion is once again influencing the mainstream (remember 2021’s Regencycore trend?). Ahead, find a TZR-approved edit of luxe pieces to shop inspired by the Regency era and the Gilded Age.

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Zimmermann’s idyllic floral midi dress is ideal for a Sunday spent sipping cups of Earl Grey and catching up with old friends. The piece’s empire-waist silhouette is a direct nod to the Regency era, while its shoulder ties ensure it remains modern and not too costume-y.
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Corset tops are integral to the Regencyore fashion trend. And with its sheer floral lace, this bustier from indie label ichiyo celebrates the sultry element of the romantic lingerie staple.
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Coquettish yet sophisticated, Molly Goddard’s ruffled-hem, cotton-poplin dress is 2022’s version of a Gilded Age-era tea gown.
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Paco Rabanne
Satin Maxi Skirt
Envision yourself on the arm of a duke, viscount, nobleman, or what have you, doing a twirl around in this ballet slipper pink satin maxi skirt, courtesy of Paco Rabanne.
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Cecilie Bahnsen
Selena Cloqué Camisole
If you’re not particularly fond of soft pastels, opt for a highly saturated shade. Puce green, for instance, is a vibrant hue you’d find on any of Bridgerton’s bold-dressing Lady Featheringtons.
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In contrast to the platform shoe trend, ballet slippers have proved themselves to be one of 2022’s buzziest styles. Sleeper’s bow-adorned slippers make for an 1800s-inspired take on the minimal and grounded shoe.
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Pearls are another fundamental element of 1800s-era fashion. I’MMANY’s crystal bow drop earrings strike the perfect balance of vintage-inspired while remaining wearable in a contemporary context — for instance, you could don this pair for a luncheon with your besties.
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Autumn Adeigbo
Sauda Blouse
Known for its maximal prints, Autumn Adeigbo offers a floral-printed blouse that epitomizes Regencycore with its puffy sleeves and babydoll-esque silhouette. Team the top with front-pleat trousers and your go-to pair of neutral pumps.
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So, you like your handbags to possess a novelty quality? In that case, Simone Rocha’s macro-sized pearl purse makes for an investment piece that’s undeniably idiosyncratic.
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An authentic vintage relic (from the 1990s, though, not the 1810s), this empire-waist gown looks to be straight off the Bridgerton set. Can’t you envision Kate Sharma verbally sparring with Viscount Bridgerton in this black beaded gown?
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Embrace volume with Kika Vargas’ puff-sleeve blouse. Tone down the piece’s operatic drama by pairing it with straight-leg jeans and effortless, slip-on slides.
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Nana Jacqueline
White Danielle Gloves
If there’s one red-carpet trend to integrate into your own wardrobe this spring, let it be opera gloves. The vintage-inspired accessory was popular both in the Regency and Gilded Age eras and now evidently in 2022, too.
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Yuhan Wang’s embroidered kitten heels would fit right in with the fashions of 1880s-era high society in that they’re intricately detailed and utilize a regal color palette of emerald and violet.
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Ciao Lucia’s corset-bodice midi dress makes for a modernized interpretation of Regency-inspired fashion. Style with platform sandals, a slouchy shoulder bag, and an ornate pair of statement earrings.
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