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4. Penelope’s latest Season 2 look is a major transformation for the character.

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in the second season of “Bridgerton.”

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Time and time again, Penelope is openly unhappy with the difficult yellow dresses her mother imposes on her.

But this season, the fashion for the wallflower tone is changing. Coughlan told Shondaland that her character, who hides a secret life as Whistledown, has a “much more refined look.”

“In the early episodes there are still big hair accessories and tricky curls, lots of embellishments on the dresses, and then it gets less and less as the season progresses,” she explained.

Portia, her mother, is so busy marrying off Penelope’s older sisters, Philippa and Prudence, and claiming the Featherington estate that she loosens the reins on her youngest daughter.

“Penelope is kind of like, ‘Okay, you don’t pay attention to me, there aren’t as many maids sticking hot things in my hair to drive him crazy. So, I’m going to have the looking a little more refined and a little more like myself,” Coughlan said, adding, “You really see her progression to becoming a young woman.

In the finale, Penelope’s hair is pulled back into a sleek bun. And while her dress is still yellow, it’s a more subdued shade with a little less embellishment.