What Is Tudorcore?

Move over, Regencycore.
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Move over Regencycore, Tudorcore is taking your spot.

Corsets, among many other things worn on the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, were all the rage a few months ago. But now style trends are focusing on a different era in British royal history, thanks to Tiktok and BBC’s docu-series on Henry VIII’s reign.

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But what is Tudorcore really and what pieces should you look for? Here’s everything you need to know!

What is Tudorcore?

Tudorcore is a trend inspired by 16th-century fashion. It first gained momentum in June when the period drama Anne Boleyn was released. 

Fashion folks were all over Jodie Turner-Smith’s costumes. In fact, there has been a spike of 24% in searches that include the word ‘tudor’, according to Lyst. Reformation’s ‘tudor’ dresses are the most popular ones, getting an increase of 68% in page views.

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How do you wear Tudorcore?

There are three key pieces you need in order to achieve a look that Anne Boleyn (or at least Jodie Turner-Smith) would be proud of: a square-necked piece of clothing (whether it’s a top or a dress), a pearl necklace, and a padded headband.

These things are so easy to find right now, so you won’t have problems rocking the look. 

There are lots of square-necked tops and dresses at different price points — Reformation is a popular choice, but you can also check your favourite high street stores for more affordable options.

For the headband, Prada has cult-favourite pieces on offer and they come in different materials — from nylon to terrycloth to ostrich leather. But there are a lot more inexpensive options, including ones from Free People, Urban Outfitters, and ASOS.

Pearls are making a resurgence, too. Just recently, Vivienne Westwood’s iconic pearl chokers from the ‘90s came back from the vaults thanks to Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid, among others. With it came lots of dupes from Missoma to ASOS, so you’re going to be spoilt for choice.