Nicola Coughlan gave a nod to her 'Bridgerton' character with her Golden Globes look

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Nicola Coughlan is used to wearing yellow to portray her "Bridgerton" character Penelope Featherington. Liam Daniel/Netflix
  • Nicola Coughlan wore an outfit that nodded to her "Bridgerton" character Penelope Featherington.

  • The star wore a pastel-yellow tulle dress with diamond jewelry and a black cardigan for the event.

  • This story contains spoilers for "Bridgerton" season one.

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"Bridgerton" star Nicola Coughlan wore a number of eye-catching outfits to play Penelope Featherington in the first season of the hit Netflix series, and she's quickly becoming a style icon off camera.

Coughlan, 34, stunned on the virtual red carpet for this year's Golden Globes held on Sunday, wearing a pastel-yellow gown that would make Penelope proud.

Joining a number of celebrities who shared their red-carpet looks on social media, the "Bridgerton" actor posted a photo of her look in an Instagram post, captioned "#GoldenGlobes from home, but make it a moment."

The actor did just that, pairing a tulle dress by British designer Molly Goddard with diamond jewelry by De Beers and a black cardigan by Ply-Knits. Her makeup - a pop of pink eye shadow for color - was simple, and she wore a trio of green bobby pins in her hair for a runway-ready look.

Goddard's empire-line "Savannah" dress features in the designer's spring/summer 2021 collection. The gown is reminiscent of something Coughlan's character Penelope, who wears various dresses in yellow shades throughout "Bridgerton," might have in her wardrobe.

Coughlan also appeared in InStyle's iconic elevator style cam, and said in the caption of her Instagram post that it gave her "an excuse to have all this fun."

In the playful video, Coughlan appears with a feathered quill and paper in true Lady Whistledown style, and as she notices that she's been caught writing, she throws both behind her and poses for the camera.

Coughlan's stylist Aimee Croysdill, who has styled a host of stars including Michaela Cole and Daniel Radcliffe, often prepares for awards season with her clients well ahead of time.

"Everything is such a collaborative process," Croysdill told British Vogue in a 2017 interview, when asked about her approach to working with celebrity clients. "I'm a massive fan of continuity and telling a story, so having lots of conversations is key."

Croysdill told Insider Coughlan's look was inspired by designer Goddard's endless layers of tulle.

"We've always wanted to have a Molly moment," she said. "I approached her and that was it. We had one goal and we didn't look any further."

It's not the first time the "Bridgerton" star has strutted the red carpet in the Regency style. For London Fashion Week in February, Coughlan wore a pearl-embroidered, puffy-sleeved dress - another ode to "Bridgerton's" historical style.

Although "Bridgerton" didn't receive any Golden Globe nominations, Coughlan appeared to have fun referencing her character from the show with her red-carpet look - and we'll be seeing more looks from Penelope next season.

"Bridgerton" amassed over 82 million member views since its release in December 2020, and on January 21 Netflix announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.

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