Regency fashion is having a moment—here's how to style the vintage look IRL for 2023 occasions

Heading into our regency fashion era!

Regency fashion: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L to R) Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 102 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story./ in a pink template
(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023)

We might be constantly hitting replay on the Queen Charlotte soundtrack, the music isn't the only thing making waves—regency fashion (otherwise known as 'regencycore') is having a major moment for spring/summer 2023. Here's how to rock the romantic look IRL, for events, weddings and everything in between...

Bridgerton and its latest spin-off, never fail to inspire us—from our makeup (yes we're copying all the Bridgerton beauty looks), to the regency vocab we'll be quoting for weeks to come (obviously, we're talking about Queen Charlotte's 'Sorrows, sorrows and prayers') and of course the fashion.

So, for any serious fans of the Netflix shows who want to channel the likes of Kate Sharma or Daphne Bridgerton, here's how to wear this latest spring fashion trend and which regency-like pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe...

How to wear regency fashion IRL

Obviously, some of the elaborate outfits from the shows won't exactly work for 2023, there are a few shapes and styles we can incorporate into our everyday rotations—from maxi skirts and corsets to whimsical, floral and flowy dresses.

1. Corsets

A classic staple for recreating that Regency-era style is a corset top (no, we're not talking about not those rib-crushing pieces of old) but rather corset-inspired tops that have tie-backs and most comfortable ribbing. Thankfully, like the high-fashion breastplate, corsets are very much back in style, meaning they're easy to find and are surprisingly versatile.

Not only are they very flattering, they can be paired with everything, from jeans for a cute but casual look, to skirts for a summery look. You could even layer them over a dress for an extra Bridgerton boost.


HOUSE OF CB Una Floral Cowl Neck Lace-Up Corset Top

RRP: $135

This floral corset is the perfect way to capture those Regency vibes. It features a cowl neck, lace-up design and is available in sizes XS to XL.


Urban Outfitters Out From Under Modern Love Corset

RRP: $59

This top is slightly more subtle and available in seven shades, including orange and mint. Shop in sizes S to XL.

2. Floral maxi dresses

Another must-have for anyone wanting to channel the romantic elegance of Shonda Rhimes' Regency world, is a floral dress—which is perfect for a summer dress and a wedding guest fit!


Free People Confidently Lost Maxi Slip

RRP: $128

This empire waist dress is very reminiscent of the styles Daphne would wear in Bridgerton season one. It's also available in three pastel colors, including this lovely pink! 


HOUSE OF CB Tallulah Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

RRP: $209

A floral dress is a must for pulling off that Regency look. This number also doubles as the ultimate summer dress with its light blue pattern and puff sleeves.


Free People Banu Embroidered Slip

RRP: $128

Sheer dresses are everywhere right now, so a Regency-inspired naked dress is a no-brainer! Wear over a bodysuit or slip dress for an edgy but summery look. Available in sizes XS to XL.

3. Maxi skirts

Flowy maxi skirts are also very on trend now and will create the perfect transitional spring outfit (especially when paired with a spring perfume!)


ZARA Satin Effect Midi Skirt

RRP: $5.90 

A satin skirt is also perfect for subtly repping this trend, especially when paired with a corset and some pearl jewelry.


Abercrombie & Fitch Poplin Tiered Maxi Skirt

RRP: $70

This is the perfect long, tiered skirt for not only summer but for embodying that romantic, fairytale look. It's available in sizes XXS to XL and in three block shades and two prints.

4. Regency-era accessories

As far as Regency era jewellery goes, you can't go wrong with a simple pair of gold huggie earrings and of course, pearls!


Missoma Baroque Pearl Organic Drop Mini Hoop Earrings 

RRP: $123

These earrings are seriously chic and feature a large pearl and 18ct Recycled Gold Plated Vermeil on Recycled Sterling Silver. 


Mejuri Gemstone Station Necklace

RRP: $128

This dainty necklace is simple and elegant, with its gold vermeil plating and intermittent pearl beading.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.