The Most Memorable Costumes on ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2, Ranked

4. Penelope’s final season-two look is a major transformation for the character.

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington on “Bridgerton” season two.

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Time and time again, Penelope is openly disgruntled at the fussy yellow gowns her mother forces upon her. 

But this season, the ton wallflower’s fashion evolves. Coughlan told Shondaland that her character, who is hiding a secret life as Whistledown, gets a “much more refined look.”

“In the first few episodes, there are still some big hair accessories and fussy curls, lots of embellishments on the dresses, and then it gets less and less as the season goes on,” she explained. 

Portia, her mother, is so occupied with marrying off Penelope’s older sisters, Philippa and Prudence, and staking a claim on the Featherington estate that she loosens the reigns on her youngest daughter. 

“Penelope is kind of like, ‘Okay, you’re not paying attention to me; there are not as many housemaids sticking hot things in my hair to make it crazy. So, I’ll look a bit more refined and a bit more myself,'” Coughlan said, adding, “You really do see her progression to becoming a young woman.”

In the finale, Penelope’s hair is pulled back into a sleek updo. And while her gown is still yellow, it’s a more subdued shade with slightly less ornamentation.