Bridgerton's breakthrough as Netflix's latest talk-of-the-town production following its predecessors of period pieces, The Crown and Queen's Gambit. Alongside romance-related drama per the century's social constructs, Bridgerton reaches its small-screen climax with its slow and steamy moments paired with a dramatically dressed overture. Not only is Bridgerton the next pop culture reference of the here and now, but its thoughtfully put-together ensemble has inspired Gen-Z into donning similar silhouettes.
Lovers of historical fashion have finally been given their spotlight when it comes to inundated puffy sleeves and lavish patterns to boot. Designer brands like Chanel have jumped onto the trend train, highlighting what they do best, such as taking the classic white blouse into so much more. Gucci fashion forecasted this trend with their A/W18 collection, flaunting a symphony of mixed patterns and prints against the backdrop of a formal dinner party. Tik-tokkers of all ages have chimed in with strategic layering and flouncy movement. Bridgerton's generational impact stands to compete against resurfacing Y2K sweatsuits and thrifted baggy fits that will propel the next re-emergence of future trends. Whether that will consist of lengthy ball gowns dressed in Swarvoski crystals and "Juicy" hand-stitched on the back will have yet to be seen.