As Lady Whistledown’s enigmatic scandal sheets surface once again in Bridgerton’s 1813 Mayfair, it is time for the It-girls of 2022 on the other side of the screen to gear up for another escape into the decadent opulence of period drama-inspired fashion. 

Shortly after its Christmas Day debut in 2020, the Regency-era Netflix series not only garnered the attention of a whopping 82 million households, but also (by virtue of the dashing Duke of Hastings) made half its audience want to dress up like a worthy debutante. This Bridgerton fashion hangover was soon dubbed regencycore by the internet. Its cure? Empire-waist maxis, opera length gloves, pearl studded headbands, and of course, corsets.


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Celebrities and bonafide fashionistas alike all started to look way beyond the 1990s to inspire their style moodboards. This applied to their magazine cover shoots and music videos too, as proven by Billie Eilish’s jaw dropping nude corset moment on British Vogue and Dua Lipa’s Marie Antoinette-esque look for Demeanor, which comprised of a gilded corset from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 1998 couture.


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Fast forward to 2022 and the alluring, figure-hugging corset still has us all cinched up. In Euphoria Season 2, Alexa Demie stole the show in a black crocheted iteration from Dion Lee. Off-screen in Paris, vibrant corseted silhouettes found their way onto half the models walking Donatella Versace’s AW22 runway, with all eyes on Bella Hadid’s crimson bustier, paired with a red minidress and latex leggings for a fiery, monochrome look. 


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Given that Lyst saw a 123% increase in the search for corsets after Bridgerton’s first release, we thought it would only be right if we gathered the best of this season’s corsets for you as you prepare to channel your inner 19th century English duchess. For those who are more Maddy Perez than Daphne Bridgerton, spicier versions are available too in leather and denim, and they are every bit as glamorous as their ruffled and feathered counterparts. 

Brandon Maxwell Corset


Alchemy Ruffled-asymmetric corset top


The Vampire’s Wife The Corselette metallic-jacquard corset top


Mugler High tech corset top


Raisa Vanessa Feather-Trimmed Glittered Knit Corset Top


Dion Lee Pointelle corset top


LaQuan Smith Strapless Leather Corset Top


Manuri Gigi lace-up corset top


Miaou Imogene toile corset


Marlies Dekkers Embroidered scoop-neck corset


Ganni Fringed denim corset top