I’m Entering my Regal Era—5 Bridgerton-Inspired Trends I Genuinely Want to Wear

Bridgerton is finally back, and with it comes the urge to don outfits that the season's Diamond herself would be proud of. Full of romantic frills and lavish layers, the regency wardrobe champions typically feminine silhouettes and dramatic details, and although I won't be stepping out in a floor-sweeping gown any time soon, I'm more than ready to indulge in a few regency-inspired trends to pretty up my summer wardrobe.

The aesthetic has been aptly dubbed "regencycore" on social media, but this isn't the first time I've seen the trend take off. Aligning with the airing of Bridgerton season one in 2020, the look initially emerged as a way to indulge in the more playful parts of the regency wardrobe. Now, more than three years on, the aesthetic has seen another upsurge of interest, with Google searches spiking by 8,000% ahead of the highly-anticipated release of season three.

You'd be forgiven for thinking the trend too "costumey" to wear day-to-day, but I've found several key regency-inspired items that are already trending this season and won't make you look like you've stepped out in cosplay (unless that's what you're going for, of course).

Read on to discover the regencycore fashion trends I'm genuinely tempted to wear this season.


Influencer wears puff sleeve dress.

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Style Notes: Starting strong, the puff-sleeve trend is one of my favourites to take off this summer. These light and airy sleeves will have you feeling feminine and fancy, and the pretty detail can be spotted on all the chicest dresses and blouses this season. To tick off another regency-inspired trend, shop a style that features intricate embroidery or spring florals, both of which have also seen interest spike in the past 60 days, according to influencer-led shopping platform LTK.

Poppy Nash wears a puff sleeve dress.

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Influencer wears a puff sleeve dress.

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Influencer wears peal earrings.

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Style Notes: Pearls are big news in jewellery trends this season. With a summery energy, delicate pearls feel totally at home when worn with draped summer dresses and relaxed linen staples, and look equally elegant paired with dramatic gowns and high-neck blouses.

Influencer wears a peal necklace.

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Influencer wears a pearl anklet.

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Influencer wears ballet flats.

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Style Notes: There's no denying it: It's going to be a flat-shoe summer. Up there with Mary Janes and loafers, ballet flats are asserting themselves as one of the most important shoe styles of the season. Wear with a puff-sleeve dress for a truly regency-inspired look, or style with baggy jeans for a very 2024 take.

Influencer wears ballet flats.

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Influencer wears ballet flats.

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Influencer wears dress with elongated sleeves

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Style Notes: This refined sleeve detail always adds an elevated and elegant energy. Offering a slight hint of drama in a really wearable way, I'm seeing more and more pieces with elongated cuffs, and I'm buying into it.

Influencer wears a blouse with elongated cuffs

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Influencer wears a top with elongated cuffs.

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Influencer wears a bustier corset.

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Style Notes: Offering just as much drama as Bridgerton, 2024's bustier corset trend lends a sharp silhouette and polished effect. Rapidly gaining popularity, LTK found that searches for corsets were up 74% over the past 60 days. Style over—or under—a flowing dress for a regencycore take on the growing trend.

Influencer wears a corset.

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Influencer styles a corset

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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.