More Than 700 Costumes Were Created For the "Bridgerton" Season 2 Main Cast
Fans of "Bridgerton" are getting another season full of romance and drama — with all the Regency-era costumes that go along with it. Season two of the hit Shondaland series promises the same elaborate dresses, headpieces, and jewels that spawned the Regency-core trend dominating the fashion world — but with even more color. While season one costume designer Ellen Mirojnick did not return to the wardrobe team, Sophie Canale, also known for her work on "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "X-Men: First Class," picked up where Mirojnick left off. This season, she and her team created approximately 700 costumes for the main characters alone, a whopping 146 of which were used in the first episode.
"For me, the beauty of design is always in the attention to detail," Canale said in a Shondaland article. "I feel the audience will see this in the cut of the costumes, embroidery, embellishment, hats, reticules [Regency bags], matching jewelry sets for costumes, men's watch fobs, tiepins — the list goes on."
Indeed, Canale was meticulous about incorporating specific accessories that speak to the wearer's personality. Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), for instance, arrives on the scene and becomes a new love interest for Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who is looking for a wife. Through her wardrobe — such as her smart top hat and jewel-toned color palette — we see her strength and sincerity.
Viewers will get to enjoy four different ball scenes this season, all of which are coordinated — from the set design to the ensemble wardrobe to the main characters' outfits — to adhere to a theme. Watch closely during these key moments to see how the costumes complement and enhance the story — it's clear that Canale's careful costume planning paid off. Ahead, dive into the first-released stills from the show and learn about the inspiration behind the looks.