When “Bridgerton,” a Netflix original premiered at the end of 2020, it took the fashion scene by storm. The show, which takes place in 19th century London, follows the lives of the Bridgerton family, members of the aristocratic social class. One would think that fashion trends from 200 years ago could not possibly transition and work for today. However, that could not be further from the truth — brocade, elegant fabrics, long dress silhouettes and extravagant accessories can be found in any major fashion brand and publication this spring and summer season.
Throughout the past few years, mid-length dresses have been increasingly popular, but it would seem that this spring fashion season has pushed their popularity over the edge. “Bridgerton” has no doubt had a hand in this. The Bridgerton daughters Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinth were portrayed wearing elegant, ankle-length gowns in soft jewel tones. Mainstream fashion has taken inspiration from this, with brands like Target, Urban Outfitters and ASOS stocking the shelves with similar styles. To achieve this look with a modern twist, look for mid-length dresses with statement sleeves in textured or beaded fabrics. Dresses in this style are perfect for weddings, graduations or any other special occasion this summer might hold.