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If you thought last Halloween was the time to done your Regency-era dresses for a Bridgerton-inspired costume, think again. After season two of the beloved series debuted earlier this year, fans are raving more than ever over the book-turned-Netflix-show. While the first season focused on the whirlwind romance of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, season two gave us the Jane Austen-esque story of Daphne's eldest brother, Anthony, and the new-to-town stunning Sharma sisters. Oh, yes, dear reader, we did say sisters. Cue the drama!
All of this to say, while we still expect to see plenty of Daphne and the Duke costumes again this year, we're sure Anthony and Kate will be out and about this spooky season, too. Who knows, maybe we'll even get an appearance from Lady Whistledown herself?
The eldest Sharma sister, Kate shows up to town trying to find a suitable (and noble) husband for her sister, Edwina. Little does she know what love has in store for her. Throughout the season we see Kate take a slightly more adult approach to her clothing choices in comparison to young Edwina, but she's still fashionable nonetheless. One of our favorite looks of hers might be from she and the Viscount's very first dance together. In a pink empire-waist dress overlaid with the most beautiful floral sequined embroidery, the sweet ensemble could almost distract from the tension she and Anthony hold between one another.
To re-create this look, you'll of course want to snag a pink empire-waist dress. Pair this with elbow-length white gloves, a tiara, and an opulent necklace for the royal touch to catch the Viscount's eye. While Kate's makeup is minimal for much of the show, her updo takes center stage here. Be sure to leave a few ringlets out to frame your face.
And while Newton doesn't make an appearance in this scene, big bonus points if you have your own.
The Viscount dresses in much more subdued and less extravagant outfits than his dear brother-in-law the Duke of Hastings did, which is good news, because we all need a bit of stability from the indecisive head of the Bridgerton family. While he may have found himself in quite the messy and modern romance, his clothing choices remained consistent with men of the time.
For the Viscount's look, your beau could get away with any tuxedo or black suit he might have on hand, but if you really want to go all out (after all, you never know if Lady Whistledown has her eye on you), then you'll want to snag a tuxedo coat with tails. A silk vest is a must and you can never go wrong adding an ascot or cravat.
The fourth child and eldest daughter of the London-based Bridgerton clan, Daphne often sports baby blue-hued dresses in a nod to her family's high-falutin' social standing. Her gowns also feature empire waists, cap sleeves, and surprisingly racy (at least for 1813) scooped necklines. The show's costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick, has noted that the low-cut frocks, which routinely reveal the top of the bust, are meant to bring a sexy playfulness to Daphne and the other female characters.
While just about any of Daphne's dresses are stunning, we love this sweet little embroidered number, which she wore with short, sheer gloves and her traditional updo. To nail the look, lose the pink sash and dye this white Regency dress a pretty pale blue with Rit DyeMore. Complete the costume with gloves and top it all off with barely there makeup, including Mac eyeshadow in Malt and Brun.
Who wouldn't want to be Queen for a day (or Halloween night)—especially when you can be Bridgerton's fabulously attired Charlotte? The show features more than 7,500 costume pieces, but the most showstopping just might belong to the Queen. And while Mirojnick and her team of 238 somewhat split with tradition for the other character's dresses, Charlotte's wardrobe is historically accurate. The real-life royal, it seems, favored opulent gowns made massive with huge hoop skirts.
Here, Queen Charlotte sports a stunning (and enormous) gold and rose garment with a white wig studded with rubies. To best emulate her, begin with a gold dress and, using fabric glue, bedazzle it with gold and pink lace and faux jewels on the sleeves and bodice. Add a petticoat underneath to help give the skirt volume. Tease a white wig into a curly updo, and then string a red glass necklace through it.
He might not grace the set of Bridgertonagain, but that doesn't mean our love of the Duke has ended. Ever notice how dreamy/steamy Simon, Daphne's true love, often wears the colors red and gold? It's to symbolize his noble lineage, while the black he usually dons in the show's beginning episodes could well denote his troubled, secret past. As for that spiffy diamond-and-emerald green enamel brooch that Simon always has pinned to his waistcoat? Mirojnick revealed it belonged to his mother, who we eventually learn, died giving birth to her son.
Any version of Simon's duds must thus include a green brooch. Pin it to a black waistcoat you've added gold dots to with fabric paint. Get your S.O. to tie a black cravat under a white, high-colored shirt, slide on the waistcoat and, easy-peasy, he's channeling Simon. If you really want slay at your neighborhood Halloween bash, dress up as Daphne to his Simon and make the scene as television's most awesome twosome.
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