Simone Ashley Embraces the Sheer Skirt Trend at the Bridgerton Season Two Premiere


Simone Ashley already told Glamour in our March cover story that she’s mentally ready for all the extra attention she’ll be getting once Bridgerton season two hits. But I wasn’t mentally ready for the knock-out red-carpet look she wore to the show’s premiere event.

Dressed in Gucci, Ashley was the evening’s “diamond” in a lace two-piece from the brand’s prefall 2022 presentation. Trading in her corset and Empire-waist dresses for a modern crop top, the Sex Education actor also showed love for a good glove moment, with lace gloves that matched her sheer maxi skirt, which was adorned with floral appliqués and sequins. The Gucci set featured a layer of lace underneath in the form of tights. The overall vibe feels romantic and in tune with the show’s tone, while still looking fresh and cool. 

Simone Ashley wore Gucci on the green carpet.Jeff Spicer

Season two of Bridgerton is focused on Ashley, who leads as Kate Sharma, the unexpected love interest of Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey). In her cover story interview with Glamour, the British actor shared that her character isn’t exactly interested in the eldest Bridgeton sibling at first: “It’s a very interesting enemies-to-lovers story. They have a lot of friction at the beginning because they resonate with whatever traits that annoy each other within themselves, and then that breeds chemistry.” 

Ashley was seen at the premiere alongside other cast members, including Bailey and costar Charithra Chandran, who plays her younger sister, Edwina Sharma.

From left: Charithra Chandran, Jonathan Bailey, and Simone Ashley attend the Bridgerton season-two premiere.Jeff Spicer

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