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A guest wearing a white puff-sleeve dress by Selkie during New York Fashion Week 2021. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

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Bridgerton has officially returned for a third season, and with it comes the resurgence of society's obsession with characters' outfits and clothing, most popularly known as "regencycore" or "cottagecore." The sartorial trend was first introduced in 2020, when the cult-favorite series took over through its impeccable display of juicy plots and elaborate costumes for all to take in. Four years later, the world is still obsessed, with Google searches for "Bridgerton style dresses" spiking by 110% to this day.

Although the trend is thought to have been birthed from the show, royal-inspired clothing dates back to 19th-century England, where the Regency, the high society of that era often donned grand clothing and costumes. Regencycore takes inspiration from this classic period and is marked by design principles like layering, whimsical silhouettes, and extreme ball skirts. Present-day, the aesthetic is reimagined through delicate pastels, lacy corsets, puff-sleeve frocks, and frilly dresses, as seen on some of fashion's biggest runways—Carolina Herrera and Brandon Maxwell included. Retailers like ASOS and Zara have even hopped on the trend, making regencycore easy to incorporate in our everyday wardrobes.

Ahead: shop the 10 best dresses that will help you tap into your regal side, without looking like you've stepped out in cosplay.

Dainty Florals

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Selkie
Selkie The Mini Mansion Dress Revolve

Selkie The Mini Mansion Dress at Revolve ($386)

Looking for the ultimate Bridgerton dress? Selkie's got you covered with this floral mini that can work for a garden party or summer wedding.

Necessary Red

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Reformation
Reformation Marella Linen Dress Reformation

Marella Linen Dress at Reformation ($278)

There's a certain power that comes in a red dress, and Reformation's offering elevates the hue with a tailored waist and quintessential puff sleeves.

Baby Blue

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Farm Rio
Farm Rio Cotton Cutout Midi Dress Bloomingdales

Farm Rio Cotton Cutout Midi Dress at Bloomingdales ($250)

This vibrant blue number with tasteful cutouts just screams a summer day in the Hamptons.

Creme De La Creme

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Amy Lynn
Alexa Milk Puffball Midi Dress Wolf & Badger

Amy Lynn Alexa Milk Puffball Midi Dress at Wolf & Badger ($192)

Tap into the sand-dress trend with this puffy midi dress from Amy Lynn. Throw it on with some white heels or dress it down with Sambas, and it's instantly a look.

Sporty Chic

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Urban Outfitters
UO Daphne Drop-Waist Mini Dress Urban Outfitters

Daphne Drop-Waist Mini Dress at Urban Outfitters ($49)

Whether it's bike-riding in the park or a spontaneous sunset picnic, you'll want this drop-waist mini in every color.

Playful Bubble

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Oh Polly
Oh Polly Ludmila Halterneck Lace-Up Bubble Hem Corset Micro Mini Dress Oh Polly

Ludmila Halterneck Lace-Up Bubble Hem Corset Mini Dress at Oh Polly ($98)

The corset back detailing in this Oh Polly dress is the perfect piece to ease your wardrobe into regencycore.

Elevated Denim

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Lovers and Friends
Lovers and Friends Britney Maxi Dress Revolve

Lovers and Friends Britney Maxi Dress at Revolve ($328)

This Lovers and Friends denim dress might just be the best marriage of denim and regencycore. It's giving girls' night out.

Golden Girl

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Bardot
Bardot Enya Organza Mini Dress Revolve

Bardot Enya Organza Mini Dress at Revolve ($149)

Bridgerton, but make it young and fun with this sunshine yellow mini.


Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Commense
Commense Contrast Trim Off-Shoulder Long Dress Commense

Contrast Trim Off-Shoulder Long Dress at Commense ($59)

Office-siren meets regencycore in this sophisticated piece from Commense. We love the texture contrast with the addition of delicate pleats.

Miami Heat

Best Bridgerton-Inspired Dresses: Mango
Puffed Sleeves Dress Mango

Puffed Sleeves Dress at Mango ($100)

Made from a lightweight cotton, this stunning orange mini dress with puff sleeves is perfect for a Miami getaway.

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