Bridgerton Season 2 Is Already Reigniting Our Obsession With All Things Regency

Empire waists, dazzling jewels and gloves, oh my!

Bridgerton Season 2 Fashion

by Hannah Banks-Walker |

What would 2020 have been without Bridgerton__? Even worse, that's what. The Netflix show was such a smash hit that it's genuinely influenced all aspects of our lives. not just our TV time.

Now that Bridgerton is just two months away from returning for its second season, new pictures have emerged and we're already dissecting every minute detail to see what 2022 has in store for us.

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Of course, Netflix is keeping very tight-lipped on the major plot of the sequel but one thing we do know is that the new season will centre around Sex Education's Simone Ashley, who will play Kate Sharma.

According to eBay, online search platform Lyst and a whole lot of Google search data, season one had such a major effect on our wardrobes, homes and hobbies, too, that the upcoming episodes are bound to have a similar impact.

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eBay's data shows that, since the show aired, there has been a significant increase in searches for 'pale blue dress' (one of the Bridgerton colours) and 'yellow dress' (mostly worn by Penelope Featherstone). But it's the latter proving most popular – there have been 2201% more searches for the brighter styles.

Judging by our first look at Penelope and Eloise in season two, these colours will be just as prominent this time around.

Bridgerton season 2 Penelope and Eloise
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As well as such specific items, there has been a 39% increase in searches for 'corset', 25% more searches for 'headband' and 37% more searches for 'lace top'. Searches for 'puff sleeve dress' are up by 26%, while 34% more people are looking for 'crystal earrings', all of which makes for quite the regency wardrobe.

Lyst, too, has said that since we all started watching Bridgerton, searches for corsets have risen by 123%, while the other most popular enquiries have been for pearl and feather headbands (+49%), long gloves (+23%) and empire line dresses (+93%). It's calling the trend 'Regencycore', with the likes of Simone Rocha, Brock Collection, Erdem and Rasario leading the way.

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So, we want to dress like our favourite characters but apparently, we also want to live like them too. While the first lockdown of 2020 saw us all turning to puzzles and baking endless loaves of banana bread, now we're buying embroidery hoops (searches for which have increased by 65%) while 20% more of us were looking for pianos.

The Bridgerton house in the show
The Bridgerton house in the show

For our homes, a whopping 300% increase has been noted for 'wisteria plants', 28% more for 'antique chairs' and, amusingly, there's been a 16% rise in searches for 'plinth'. Priyanka Patel, eBay's senior trading manager said: 'Inspired by Bridgerton, we’re seeing shoppers embrace trends of the 19th century, with an uptake in fashion looks such as corsets and puff sleeves and a turn to more traditional hobbies, which include afternoon tea and sewing.'

Bridgerton season 1 is now available to watch on Netflix. Season 2 will premiere on March 25.

SHOP: The Bridgerton-Inspired Buys To See You Through Until Season 2

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SHOP: The Bridgerton-Inspired Buys To See You Through Until Season 2

Bridgerton-Inspired Clothes And Homeware  Cornelia James, Lily Lace Gloves, £120
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Pooky, rita chandelier, £275
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Paloma Wool, Crystal Choker, WAS £95 NOW £55
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Ellie Misner, White and Floral Denim Lynjae Corset, available to rent from Rotaro from £19
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Miu Miu, Gazar embroidered dress, £2,600
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Heavenly Necklaces, La Vie Boheme Rhapsody Necklace, £90
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Simone Rocha, Balloon-sleeve floral-print cotton-cloquu00e9 dress, £975
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Maison Margaux, Isabella Tablecloth, £180
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Sister Jane, Acre Ruffles Midi Dress, £110
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Sarah K, Claret Ditsy Hot Water Bottle Cover, £19.50
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Miscreants, Cupid Gloves, £78
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Ebay, Bridgerton regency Style Long dress In Satin With Lace Cap Sleeves 10, £41
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Prada, Crystal-embellished bow-appliquu00e9d satin headband, £700
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Oliver Bonas, Aurora Green Glass Wall Mirror, £125
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