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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.