Simone Ashley Wore a Sheer Gucci Skirt to the Bridgerton Premiere
Simone Ashley skipped the corset (and all the pain that goes with it) for the London premiere of Bridgerton's sophomore season, which will grace your Netflix queue on March 25. For the bash — which was just as lavish as one of the show's balls — Ashley and her stylist, Rebecca Corbin-Murray, went about as far from Regency England as possible with a Gucci outfit that included a see-through lacy skirt trimmed in pleated green velvet and a white crop top with a unique, scene-stealing exaggerated ruffle collar.
Ashley joined her fellow cast members (and the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes) at the premiere, though it's safe to say that her outfit, which even had sheer, patterned hosiery and gloves, stood out from the suits worn by her male co-stars, including Jonathan Bailey and Luke Newton, and her on-screen sister Charithra Chandran's rose-print dress. Ashley finished her look with burgundy eyeshadow, simple strappy shoes, and drop earrings.
Ashley plays a new character to the 'Ton, Kate Sharma, and she's spoken about stepping into the wild world of Lady Whistledown and Co., saying that it's not just the corsets that take getting used to. In addition to the clothes, she had to get familiar with such pastimes as horseback riding and croquet — all while wearing over-the-top costumes and being in full makeup.
"I had a lot of pain with the corset. I think I tore my shoulder at one point!" she told Glamour U.K. She added that she needed help getting dressed every single day on set, "because when you're in a corset, you can't put your shoes on."