TV Is The New Runway: Trends Inspired By Netflix Shows

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Movies and television series have always had a hand in determining what's hot and what's not in fashion. Cher of Clueless popularised preppy style, Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City managed to make tutu skirts happen, and more recently, Lara Jean of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before brought romantic style to the spotlight. Lately, though, the fashion-related influence of the entertainment we consume has become more palpable. Most of the widely talked about style trends of late are inspired by the styles of popular Netflix shows’ protagonists. Could TV be the new runway? Well, kind of. Check out these fashion trends inspired by Netflix shows and you'll see what we're talking about.

Resurgence of Parisian chic

We have our fair share of criticisms on the wardrobe of Emily In Paris. Say what you will, but this hit show still had covetable fashion moments that charmed not just us but also more than a few fashionistas. Social media accounts dedicated to sleuthing and sharing where you can get the exact pieces a few of the characters in the series — Emily, Camille and Slyvie — wore are a testament to this. Granted, chic Parisian fashion isn't exactly new but thanks to Emily In Paris, it got a newfound surge of popularity. So go ahead, don't be shy and finish off your outfit with a hat du jour and a ringarde charm. Welcome to the chic club!

Princess Diana's sporty style

The Crown's fourth season is set between 1979–1990, so basically the entirety of the 1980s and more. While Stranger Things was the Netflix pioneer in showcasing everyday '80s fashion in general, The Crown narrowed its focus down to the late Princess Diana and her sporty style. The retro looks worn by Emma Corrin, who played the late royal, garnered attention and turned out to be a great opportunity for exposure for the brands she wore. For instance, a recreation of the original Rowing Blazers' Warm & Wonderful Sheep Sweater featured on the show sold out after it aired (it's now available again, FYI). We're not surprised. We've seen the Kate and Meghan effect firsthand.

Beth Harmon's sleek geometric 1960s looks

It wasn't just chess that gained popularity after the success of Queen's Gambit, Beth Harmon's sleek and sophisticated style also got a lot of love. By a lot, we mean numerous articles with guides on how to dress like her and YouTube videos dedicated to deconstructing her looks. More than the aesthetics, what we like about Beth's looks is the way it signalled her growth. During her early tournaments, she wore full skirts with matching blouses. Although we loved those, what really caught our fancy were the more modern, sleek looks reminiscent of 1960s fashion. Indeed, the show's costumer Gabriele Binder shared that she took inspiration from the decade's style icons such as Edie Sedgwick and Juliette Gréco. Oh, by the way, did you know that Anya Taylor Joy got to keep the outfits? Colour us jealous. Love her makeup, too? Here's how you can recreate the trends that informed it.

Mom jeans

The Haunting Of Bly Manor has many lovely fashion moments and yet, one thing stood out: the mum jeans Dani (played by Victoria Pedretti) wore. But really, the mum jeans — and the other cosy looks — stole the show. Given how heavily it was featured,  it was almost a character of its own. Just when you think high-waisted pants are on its way out, Dani reminds us why it should stay in vogue. It's timeless, flattering and comfortable enough for you to run in if ever a ghost decides to pursue you. Fashion trends inspired by Netflix shows always have some interesting context, don’t they?

Empire-waisted dresses

Netflix's Bridgerton isn't even a month old and we're already seeing a lot of empire-waisted dress revivals. Style travels fast! We reckon the popularity is due to the very comfortable silhouette juxtaposed with ornate dainty design. Daphne and Eloise’s whimsical numbers are definitely one of the show’s highlights. If you want to channel more of Regency-inspired dressing, here are some trends from the era that you can wear today.

Which of these fashion trends inspired by Netflix shows will you add to your wardrobe?

(Cover photos from: @emilyinparis, @netflixph)

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