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I dunno if it’s just me, but Bridgerton‘s opulent regency costumes and set pieces are really awakening my inner historical LARPer. Maybe it’s the fact that my sweatpants have never gotten this much daily play ever thanks to the pandemic, but the lush 83-layer outfits of Shonda Rhimes’s newest Netflix show are absolutely doing it for me.
Turns out, I’m not the only period-piece stan trying to casually incorporate vaguely historical lingerie into 2021. Intimates company Fleur du Mal’s CEO and founder, Jennifer Zuccarini, said the brand’s seen a major uptick in interest to its bustiers and corsets since Bridgerton came out in December. (Fun historical note: According to fashion historian Leimomi Oakes of The Dreamstress, “stays” was the proper name for women’s shaping undergarments from the late 16th century to 18th century. The term “corset,” which originally referred to softer, less-structured pieces, eventually gained popularity to describe the boned supports popular through the 19th century, which is the period when Bridgerton takes place.)
Silk slips are also having a major moment on their site, as are crotchless panties, says Zuccarini, thanks to costume designer Ellen Mirojnick’s inclusion of them in the show (historically accurate, btw!). Zuccarini also adds that their crotchless panties are now sold out with constant demand.
So if you also wanna get into the aspirational Bridgerton lingerie vibe, (hello, we all have nothing to do but order stuff online rn anyways), here are some of the best Bridgerton-inspired lingerie pieces to project a fantasy period piece version of your life onto. We rounded up some of the best stays, corsets, crotchless panties, nightdresses, and maybe even a bloomer or two. Also, heads up: We’ll be referring to all bustier-type pieces here as “corsets” just for ease, btw. Wigs are next week.