With 11 pm curfew set in, and the chilly winters kicking in with nowhere to party, watching a fresh period drama curled up in your fuzzy blanket just lifts up your mood instantly. And if you are a fan of dramatic, downright sexy and fashionably satiating series, we assume that you have already finished watching Bridgerton on Netflix. Helmed by the hitmaker behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Shonda Rhimes’ newest period drama adapted from Julia Quinn’s bestselling novel of the same name takes an undiscerning look at matchmaking in the Regency era.
The series revolves around Daphne a.k.a Phoebe Dynevor, the eldest daughter of the respected Bridgerton family who is set to be presented to the Queen essayed by Golda Rosheuvel and enter the marriage market. She then catches the eye of a duke played by Regé-Jean Page, hell breaks loose!
Apart from politics, betrayal, dating drama and steamy sex scenes what keeps the audience hooked are its period costumes. Though dated back to the eighteenth century, these pretty ballroom gowns and Victorian-inspired shirts are something that we would want to wear to our Zoom meetings. Dripping in jewels, every character outdoes another with their pastel silk gowns, acid-bright florals, voluminous ruffles, rhinestone-encrusted puff-sleeves and dramatic headgears. Men too, make us equally drool in their Regency-era silhouettes dressed in Victorian shirts and velvet suits with perfect side locks to complete their renaissance look.
Speaking of the makeup, it's in sync with the plot of the series without being too mediocre or obvious. If you think eighteenth-century beauty was restricted to sideburns and braided updos, allow the dukes and damsels of Bridgerton to prove it to you otherwise. From vintage yet chic buns to subtle and matte makeup, it’s the glam hacks that one would want to try in the 21st century as well.
Fun fact- the costume department of 238 people had curated about 7500 pieces out of which 5000 went before camera out of which 104 costumes were made for Phoebe alone. How’s that for some little introduction fashionistas?
Before you binge the hell out of this series that transports you to another era in fashion history, scroll down and take a look at some style moments from this sartorially loaded series.
BLAZING BLUE GOWNS WITH CURTAIN BABY BANGS, TRANSPORT US TO THE VINTAGE ERA IMMEDIATELY!
CURLED UP TONGS WITH FLORAL HEADGEARS AND VIBRANT DRESSES- IS SPRING HERE ALREADY?
OH, THE DRAMA
YES, YOUR GRACE!
TIARA AND TONGS ARE THE WAY TO GO
(Source- Instagram, Vogue)