Penelope’s Glow up Is About More Than a Makeover

Bridgerton Season 3 is based on Julia Quinn’s novel Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. Fans who have read the book know that Penelope gets a new look, but her transformation is about much more than appearances. Penelope finally expresses herself through clothing and chooses what she wants to wear. She also gains newfound confidence and respect for herself.

Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in ‘Bridgerton’ | Liam Daniel/Netflix

The Featheringtons are known for weary gaudy outfits

It’s no secret that the Featherington family in Bridgerton is known for wearing tacky, gaudy dresses. Season 1 costume designer Ellen Mirojnick admits the looks for the Featherington family are over the top. “It’s definitely gaudy. Definitely, definitely gaudy,” Mirojnick told Slate in 2020.

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