It’s time to lace up those corsets and straighten bow ties for the ball of the season.
If you’ve been utterly seduced by the Regency romances of Netflix’s hit series ‘Bridgerton,’ then you’ll already know that The Queen’s Ball is heading to L.A. this month. Whether you’ve already graciously accepted the invitation, or you just plan to throw a Bridgerton binge-watching soirée, looking the part is key.Once you’ve nailed your own Bridgerton look, get your tickets to L.A.’s immersive ‘Bridgerton’ experience and find out if you’re worthy of the Queen’s attention.
While we may not have our own personal Modiste, we’ve scouted the top places to pick up suits, gowns, silk gloves, capes, ruffles, and feathers for your debut:
1. Indulge all your tulle fantasies at Isabella Couture
Rubbing shoulders with the upper echelons of society means making a statement. If you are here for the ruffles and floral detailing, then Isabella Couture will make all your blush ball gown dreams come true. You can find frill skirts, cascading dresses and other gorgeous pieces to complete your Bridgerton look.
Location: 12500 Riverside Dr #100c, Studio City, Los Angeles
2. Add the final touch with a high-quality topper from Hollywood Hatters
If the beautifully crafted pieces from the hat experts are fit for Hollywood royalty, then they’ll do for a Queen’s ball. Think of any type of hat for an occasion, and you’ll find it here. From Squire and Belled top hats to shtraymlekh, you’ll find only the best headwear to don and in your exact size. So finding a towering top hat for the regal gentry will be a cinch
Location: 6905 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
3. Wander into a dress-up mecca at Palace Costumes
This iconic costume rental house is home to a whopping half a million items. Travel back in time as you browse 19th & 20th-century vintage and historic costumes from around the world. Note, that you’ll need to make an appointment to visit this curated, private collection.
4. Take home an embellished piece from Resurrection
Cinch in your waist with a chic designer corset or slip on a delicate lace mini dress with a Victorian collar at this magical apparel house. As the premier destination for collectible and historical vintage garments, you’ll find rare pieces that will see you through the social season and beyond.
Location: 8006 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
5. Find sculpted gowns and elaborate headpieces at Timeless Vixen
Lauren Lepire’s Beverly Hills boutique is an incredible archive of pristine couture, vintage garments and delicate accessories. You’ll find rare gems like dresses, pants, bonnets, turbans, bandeaux, and parasols that even a queen would envy.
Location: 100 S Beverly Dr, Los Angeles
6. Browse period gems at The Costume House
With 80,000 garments focused on period and historic styles, you’ll feel like you’ve walked straight into a palace wardrobe. This costume haven services many film clients, so you know you’ll find something fit for the hit-show ball.
Location: 11041 Vanowen St., Los Angeles
7. Sparkle amongst the rest of the debutantes with adornments from Regency Jewelry
To compete with the gilded halls of an elegant ballroom you can find period pieces from this historic jewelry store. You’ll find delicate, timeless treasures from the Regency that were likely worn to an 1800s ball in London.
Location: 177 N. Vista Street, Los Angeles
8. Step into sartorial heaven at Recess
Recess is like wandering into the apartment of an eclectic and discerning stylist. You’ll find an impeccably curated collection of pieces that range from the 20s to the present day. We’d look out for elegant capes, whimsical headpieces, rare jewelry and fitted suits.
Location: 111 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
9. Slip into a lacy number at Fenty X Savage at Westfield
While Rihanna’s bare-all brand might only come to mind when dressing down rather than dressing up, its boudoir-inspired aesthetic lends itself to the delicate accessories of the era. Aside from jaw-dropping corsets, you can turn yourself into a high-society lady with elbow-length mesh gloves.
10. Embrace the romance of cottagecore at DÔEN
If the rhinestone-encrusted bodices are too much for you, channel Bridgerton’s garden party affairs with ruched empire waist dresses in floral prints from DÔEN. You can dress it up with intricate white lace gloves and ballet slippers for the occasion, then live in it throughout the summer.
Location: 225 26th St, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
11. Explore a wonderland of intricate outfits at StarMakers Costumes
StarMakers has been curating an impressive inventory of over 30,000 high-end costumes for the last 3 decades. At this secret Glendale spot, you’ll step out looking like a convincing, Hollywood-grade debutante without breaking the bank.
Location: 241 Concord Street, Glendale, Los Angele
12. Take creative liberties at Ruby Fashion Library
This clothing rental house boasts over 100,000 one-of-a-kind outfits, shoes and accessories that can be used to create your unique Bridgerton look. If we’ve learned anything from the Bridgerton costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, it’s that historical style is merely there for reference.
Location: 7100 Case Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Mingle with members of the Ton and find out if you’re worthy of Her Majesty’s presence at this immersive The Bridgerton ball in L.A.
The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
Watch the latest trailer here to inspire your unique Bridgerton look.