Bridgerton Brides

Anyone not under a rock has caught the excitement around the period Netflix drama Bridgerton.  Most of us have spent lockdown binge watching Netflix and Bridgerton was the diamond of the season with over 82 million viewers. Of course, Daphne's exquisite cap sleeves, square necklines and corsets feature strongly in the latest bridal collections.  At Bridal Fabrics we've been thrilled and privileged to supply the second season of the hit show but we're keeping the details firmly under wraps.
For any brides out there that love the Bridgerton look put your own stamp on Regency decadence through opulent Featherington feathers, Penelope's signature buttercream yellow or Eloise's bows and sheer layers.
 
Here we select some divine fabrics and lace to help you create the regency bridal vibe you desire.
 
Divinity is a luxurious light weight Silk Dupion, measuring 150 cm (59") wide, available in 4 pastel colours of Primrose, Peach, Pink and Aqua.  Ideally suited to a Bridgerton theme and perfect for bridesmaids' dresses, this lovely light silk should be seen and handled to be appreciated so please order a sample swatch.
 
Fabiana i​s a sensational feather lace for bridal couture and perfect to create some period opulence on a gown.  We're sure it would be adored by any of the Featherington daughters.  The design features a width of plain ivory tulle followed by a waterfall of feathery strands interspersed with tear drop shaped chiffon 3D embellishment.   This fabric will certainly provide the wedding wow factor!  Measuring 170 cm/67” the feathery fascination starts after 93 cm/36.5” of plain tulle and the feather and 3D embellishment extends for another 77 cm/30” to the edge of the tulle. 
Order a sample of this decadent lace to appreciate its impact.
 
If you love the look of a sheer, delicate and decadent dress like Eloise wears, consider an organza.  Evolution silk Organza is a fine, lightweight, sheer fabric, often as an outer layer to add a soft outline. As a way to create full skirts on a gown, nothing can beat organza for a graceful fall that produces attractive lines. Wraps that are overlaid with organza can produce a sophisticated look that will draw many admiring eyes. 
We also offer a polyester Organza called Stardust in a select choice of bridal colours.
Taffeta was used in Bridgerton and helps create the regency look as it is a stiffer fabric without the floaty lightweight element so suits corsets and more rigid dress designs.  
Debutante is a luxurious silk taffeta that measures 140 cm (55"), and is available in a range of 8 colours. We also offer a narrower version (114 cm/45") as Amour in ivory and a wider version as Distinction.
It is a smooth crisp fabric and is yarn dyed. This means that the colour is derived from the combination of the warp and weft yarns during the weaving process in India, rather than from being piece dyed afterwards. Colour woven fabrics often have a "shot effect" as opposed to a "solid" colour effect as would be expected in piece dying. Again, please order samples. 
The colour palette for the Bridgerton family was full of soft hues of blue, lilac, greys and creams.  Here are a few coloured lace selections that would suit the family's fashion choice.
Perfect for  a ball or bride, Aubrelia is an eye catching gold lace that features a tulle base, extravagant embroidery, 3D floral detail, metallic threads and stunning scalloped borders. This lace measures 132 cm (52") wide. 
Perfect for the regency look and almost identical to a lace used in the season 1 of Bridgerton, this delicate and refined ivory lace can be overlaid on any colour base fabric.  It oozes regency charm and is perfect for the Bridgerton aesthetic.
Mary is a simple yet elegant embroidered tulle that measures 55 cm (22") wide. It has matching scalloped edges and a floral bouquet that runs in across the width. 
The repeat of the scallop is 6.5 cm (2.5") and the motifs measure around 5.5 cm (2") both in height and width.
Available in a range of colours dyed to order Ruby lace is full of vintage charm and is an embroidered tulle lace that features floral garlands and baroque style motifs - perfect for a Bridgerton, especially in this Lilac colour.  The detail has been embellished with champagne colour filigree thread and clear, colourless sequins.  Both borders are scallop edged and matching one another. This lace measures 132 cm (52") wide and is available either by the full piece or by your designated "cut" length.
Eleanor is a delicate floral Chantilly lace measuring 96 cm (38") wide. This is a delicate looking lace with a border made up of flowers and an almost paisley shaped tear drop. Throughout the body of the lace are identical flower floral motifs, a lovely feminine lace design shown here in China Blue that is also available in a range of colours.
With floral bouquets, garlands and bows Lilian is THE choice of lace for a regency fashion feast.  A very classic looking French Chantilly Lace Fabric, it measures 92 cm (36") wide and has matching scallop edged and fringed borders.  This lace has a particularly soft handle due a higher than normal viscose content. Delightful and delicious and available in a Steel Grey and a  plethora of colour combinations. 

 

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