TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 21, 2021

Period Drama Inspired Fashion

Let us introduce: 'Regencycore'. Similarly to Cottagecore in its TikTok and Instagram origins, the phrase was coined following the influence of Netflix's latest hit Bridgerton, which has seen the appetite for period drama inspired fashion skyrocket.

Between Bridgerton, The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit, it’s clear that the escapism we seek from an evening of Netflix has transcended beyond simply a different reality, but to a different time period altogether. Let us introduce: ‘Regencycore’. Similarly to Cottagecore in its TikTok and Instagram origins, the phrase was coined following the influence of Netflix’s latest hit Bridgerton, which has seen the appetite for period drama inspired fashion skyrocket. 

From empire waistlines to pastel hues, pearl headbands, lace detailing and corseted silhouettes, it’s the ultimate throwback in romantic, whimsical dressing.

From empire waistlines to pastel hues, pearl headbands, lace detailing and corseted silhouettes, it’s the ultimate throwback in romantic, whimsical dressing. Decadence is the key here- minimalist, scandi dressers look away because this trend is rooted in more being more. And whilst it might seem that there are limited occasions with which you can get away with a pearl detailed blouse or renaissance inspired corset, the magic of regal dressing can be found in the small details synonymous with the trend that can be subtle but instantly recognisable. 

According to fashion intelligence outlet Lyst, searches for Regencycore fashion have gone wild following the Internet’s Jane Austen worthy love affair with Bridgerton, as searches for corsets were up 123%, pearl and feather headbands up 49%, long gloves up 23% and empire line dresses up a whole 93%. It’s clear that it’s not just the Duke and his spoon that have made a lasting impression on viewers.

Regencycore is reigning over the fashion world in 2021, and if it means an excuse to rewatch Bridgerton for the second (read: fifth) time running then so be it…

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TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 7, 2021

4 Need-To-Know Trends For 2021

Say hello to puff-sleeved everything (thanks for the inspo Bridgerton), baseball caps, pastels galore and hip detail trousers that are enough to make our bank balance feel a little on the apprehensive side.

Whilst we might not have got to wear much of our wardrobes in 2020, (except for loungewear, plenty of loungewear), we can’t help but look ahead to the next few months and the slither of optimism we feel, and wonder … what are we going to WEAR? How exciting it feels to have that question pop up in our minds! For so long now many of us have lost our sense of self and the joy in dressing, whether that be in your glad-rags and fave lipstick or just your classic jeans (who?) and a nice top, it always feels good to look good in your outfit!

Giving you the low-down on the best places to shop and be ahead of the curve when bottomless brunch and dancing till our feet hurt becomes available

So despite the current lockdown measures and lack of calendar invites, our ears most definitely pricked up as we heard about the 2021 fashion trends that will be making their way into an online cart near us ASAP. We’ve narrowed down just 4 of the key trends for the year ahead, giving you the low-down on the best places to shop and be ahead of the curve when bottomless brunch and dancing till our feet hurt becomes available- and boy oh boy are we excited!

Say hello to puff-sleeved everything (thanks for the inspo Bridgerton), baseball caps, pastels galore and hip detail trousers that are enough to make our bank balance feel a little on the apprehensive side…

Puff Sleeves

Baseball Caps

Hip Detail Trousers

Pastels Galore

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