Some Mistakes In 'Bridgerton' Fans Might Not Have Noticed

Dear readers, we're getting very close to the second season of Bridgerton on Netflix!

And if Season One was any indication, we're in for drama, scandalous secrets, and romance. Lots of romance.

If you're wondering what to do until then, the answer is Scandalmongering! We can start with these mistakes in the show that fans didn't notice.

There have been few smashing hits on Netflix quite like 'Bridgerton'.

During 2020-2021, the show quickly became Netflix's biggest series with a record of 82 million households around the world watching the series within the first 28 days.

It was basically the crown jewel of the streaming service.


People couldn't get enough of the first season, which centered around the love affair between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyenevor) and The Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett (Regé-Jean Page).

Romance wasn't the only central focus.

Thanks to Lady Whistledown, the 19th-century version of Gossip Girl, she kept the drama flowing like a river by reporting on the scandalous lives of her dear readers.

Now, we're going to take a page from Lady Whistledown and stir the pot!

Below are mistakes the show made that fans didn't notice. (We don't blame, you. We were too busy staring at The Duke, too).

Let's begin, shall we?

The corsets

Anyone who fancies corsets knows a thing or two about them, like how things called chemises are usually worn underneath. This is so the corset isn't tied to bare skin. Bridgerton broke both of these fashion rules.

Daphne's white wedding dress

While Daphne looked gorgeous in white for her wedding to Simon, something wasn't quite right.

She wore a white gown, but this didn't become a custom until Queen Victoria wore a white gown for her 1840 wedding.

The electric street lamps

Who knew the fine folks of Bridgeton were time travelers? How else could the show explain how an electric street lamp, which wasn't introduced until 1878, was shown?

Someone clearly traveled through time, got the bright idea (pun intended) and brought it to London!

This parking line

Since yellow parking lines weren't introduced to the world until the 1950s, it makes no sense why it was included in a show based around the Regency era. Couldn't they edit this out?

Eloise Bridgerton's cigarettes

Eloise was a fan favorite, hands down. She spoke her mind and ignited the feminist inside all of us.

Another thing she lit up? A cigarette with a lighter. Unfortunately, this didn't make sense, as lighters weren't invented until 1823.

These manhole covers

Similar to the yellow parking lines, viewers were stunned when saw manhole covers during the street scenes. These were developed in the nineteenth century. They were shown when Daphne was walking in the street. She even stepped on one.

The wedding cake

Daphne's white dress wasn't the only inconsistency about her wedding to Simon.

The couple also had a decadent four-tier wedding cake. This concept wasn't introduced until the 1882 wedding of Prince Leopold, the Duke of Albany.

Seedless grapes

Bridgerton certainly has some eagle-eyed fans. They were able to notice the mistake of seedless grapes. That's because seedless grapes didn't exist until the 19th century. The show has some fact-checking to do for Season Two!

The Primark poster

The fashion in Bridgerton is second to none. However, it's highly unlikely that the pieces came from the fast-fashion department store, Primark.

Why, then, was a poster of the department store, founded in 1969, included in scenes with Regé-Jean Page?

Lady Featherington's blinds

There's a good chance you didn't spot this until now.

I mean, how can you focus on blinds when it's shown during the love scene between Anthony Bridgerton and his mistress Sienna?

The glitter

All that glitters isn't gold. The show made a huge mistake in this since glitter wasn't manufactured and distributed until 1934.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Bridgerton costume designer Ellen Mirojnick admitted that the team intentionally made the mistake to make the gowns pop.

"We have increased the amount of glitter increased the amount of color, increased the over embellishing," she said.

"We have done things that actually can relate a little bit more to today's point of view."

The cameras

This is a joke, obviously, but still hilarious. One Twitter user wrote, "I'd like to point out the most obvious blunder. There were no cameras in the 1800s. This whole documentary is a lie!!!"

Explain this, Bridgerton!

Even though these mistakes are distracting, they're hardly big enough to sink this popular show.

The show has plans to return for the second season on Netflix on March 25, 2022 (the show was also confirmed for seasons 3 and 4).

The show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, even told 'Variety' that she has plans for at least eight seasons (!!).

"There are eight Bridgerton siblings, and as far as I’m concerned, there are eight Bridgerton seasons. And maybe more," she said.

Let's hope for less mistakes this time!