t’s no longer news that the gilded age-inspired trend is still making rounds in 2022. When the Netflix series Bridgerton became popular, the costumes worn also went mainstream. Due to the series, the Regencycore trend is now incorporated into today’s voguish fashion, and we think it will still run wild in the coming year.
What is the Regencycore trend?
This is a fashion trend reminiscent of 18th and 19th-century fashion. It features classics like the empire dress, voluminous skirts, opera-length gloves, dainty floral prints, and pearl jewelry. More enthusiasts are getting on the Regencycore vibe not only in their wardrobes but also in their home decor. The Regencycore resonance has the fashion world in a chokehold. This new term was coined in 2015 when a writer noticed the subtle references to these classic British styles during Paris Fashion Week.
Although it has been around for decades, it had a resurgence in recent years as more and more designers find themselves drawn to the effortless class it evokes. And you can thank some good and popular historical romantic comedy series for it.
This trend originated in the Victorian era. It emerged from the neoclassicism and neoclassical movements of the late 18th and 19th centuries. This 2022, the Regencycore trend has evolved to suit our current fashion space, but still manages to look as timeless as ever. Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s or Bella Hadid in 2022, this trend remains as fresh, feminine, and stylish as ever.
It has been slowly gaining traction in the last few years, and its popularity shows no signs of waning anytime soon. This style combines the elegance of Regency style with modern trends to create a timeless look that far transcends 2022.
What is so appealing about Regencycore?
For starters, it’s a blend of traditional and modern styles that can be adapted to almost anyone. Whether you’re looking for a classic look for your living room, something more eclectic for your bedroom, or a feminine feel for your closet, the Regencycore trend has something for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to mix and match items from different eras to create a unique look.
In addition, this trend is easy when it comes to styling. A corset can go with a blazer, an empire waist skirt can go with a blouse, and so on. Also, the soft colors prove that with this fashion, less is indeed more. Pastel colors reveal the vibrancy and simplicity of an individual, and these soft hues are what you should go for if feminine, flirty, and fashionable are on your to-do list.
Another reason why the Regencycore trend might outlive 2022 is its versatility. While some people may opt for the classic Regency look with silk brocade gowns and cravats, others choose to modernize the style by pairing vintage pieces with contemporary silhouettes. This allows people to express their style while still staying true to the essence of the trend itself.
Finally, one of the best aspects of this trend is that it encourages people to step outside their comfort zone and experiment with different colors and patterns. Whether you decide to wear regency gowns or take a piece (corset) to match another piece of clothing, it’s a daring thing to do. Bravo.
How to incorporate Regencycore fashion into your wardrobe…
#1. Go for the soft colors
The ideal concept of Regencycore fashion is soft and pale colors. Fill your closet with pastel colors –whether in solid takes or delicate floral prints. This plays up your tender feminine side and will make a great fashion statement, especially in the springtime. Blush and pastel blue are my favorites.
#2. Keep it fancy
Regencycore fashion doesn’t include the usual mini shorts with a blazer or high-waisted palazzo pants. Fancy clothes like lacy blouses and satin midi or maxi skirts are good to go if you want to go for Regencycore.
#3. Turn to corset blouses
Corsets are more than just lingerie. They can be worn with shorts, trousers or skirts, pants suits, blazers, dresses, and more. If you want to add Regencycore fashion to your wardrobe, invest in corset tops.
#4. Go big with puffy sleeves
Puffy sleeves are a fashion statement hands down! These sleeves come in different shapes and sizes, whether in a blouse or a dress. The remarkable thing about blouses with puffy sleeves is that they can be worn both as a casual and formal outfit. Style them with jeans, mini skirts, palazzo trousers, or slip skirts.
#5. Be feminine in an empire waist frock
This Bridgeton-themed dress is a summer must-add to your wardrobe. The bodice, which flows immediately after the bustline, works for most body types.
#6. Make a case for accessories
To finish off a good Regencycore look, never underestimate the power of accessories. You need accessories like pearls, stud earrings, gloves, and feathers to enact the statement.
It’s going to be difficult for Regencycore to stop trending, as its elements are still in high demand. So, why not join this fashion bandwagon by purchasing pieces that complement your style?
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