This fabulously visual and sometimes racy series has helped some of us through Lockdown. Set in Regency London but filmed for the main in Bath, the sumptuous interiors, delightfully floral gardens, lavish balls and somewhat quirky takes on the fashions of the day are a veritable feast for the eyes.
The Bridgerton family are elegant from old money, a father who has passed away and a mother set on moving her brood through the top echelons of society with the utmost discretion. Their clothes reflect this stayed respectability in agreeable pretty pastel shades and snappy suits.
Bridgerton; Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in episode 102. NETFLIX c. 2020
Archibald and Portia Featherington. Image Source: Everett Collection
The Featherington family are a brash contrast to the rather demure Bridgertons’ both in character and dress. Above you can see Archibald a feisty gambler and Portia who is set on social climbing. Their attire is bold with brocades, which sometimes verge on the lurid. A penchant for chandelier ear-rings, bold necklaces and lavish hair ornamentation make them an extravagant contrast to the Bridgerton brigade.
The fabulously talented Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington. (L to R) Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington and Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington. NETFLIX. c.2020.
The sets are dripping in floral displays with a strong preference for wisteria.
It also helps that the leading man, Rege-Jean Page, the Duke of Hastings is rather divine and caused quite a stir with hoards of women worldwide. The relationship between Penelope Featherington, who wears lemon so well and Eloise Bridgerton, the non-conformist, was utterly charming and a highlight for me.
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