The revival of every girl’s favourite TV show is exactly what the doctor ordered. Amidst the chaos of 2021 (or 2020 pt. II as I am not-so-fondly referring to it as, currently), HBO have just announced a new season of Sex and the City – just not quite as we know it. Titled And Just Like That, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are set to return to their beloved roles of Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda in this mini-series. Notably absent is, of course, Kim Cattrall – who has repeatedly concluded that her time as Samantha naturally finished its course even prior to the sequel of the SATC movie. With little to no details on the plot of the upcoming show, all we can do is reminisce over the showstopping fashion moments of the original series – and hope that we see some more moments like them, in And Just Like That. One thing's for sure after all, that whilst Carrie's popularity in the show (was she actually that good a friend?) was, at times, disputed, her fashion sense certainly wasn't. I’ve rounded up some of Carrie Bradshaw’s most infamous, iconic fashion moments below:
Perhaps one of the most iconic and well-known Carrie Bradshaw looks of all time, this style of dress personifies Carrie in the early seasons of Sex and the City. The sleek, figure-hugging and chic nature of this ensemble never seems to date. Instead, the dress' simplicity, matched with the barely-there heel and sunglasses á la Top Gun, oozes 'summer in the city' vibes
Whilst real animal fur is a big no-no in the fashion world nowadays (and rightly so), the classy trio of Samantha, Charlotte and Carrie, in fur from head-to-toe, are juxtaposed by the ridiculously fun party hats. I am obsessed with the 90's colours that the outfits boast, with a nod to the new noughties in the brightly coloured hats.
The original WFH look. Need I say more? This classic bright white shirt, which is offsetting her gorgeous tan and exaggerating her long legged-ness, is cinched in with a basic belt. Nothing more is needed to complete the look - her iconic curls are the only accessory, without even shoes to complete this fashion moment.
Des frites anyone? This ode to French fashion (and food) is a true classic in the series. The bright, flirty red dress is timeless and the jaunty beret adds a playful tone to the ensemble. Of course, however, the accessory to note is the All American McDonald's paper bag.
I couldn't not mention this iconic 'fit, really. The gorgeous tulle skirt and pale pink top liken Ms. Bradshaw to a ballerina as she waltzes down a Manhattan street in the TV show's opening credits. How she manages to do it in those gorgeously thin and equally tall stilettos is beyond me. Nevertheless, when you think of Carrie, this is probably the outfit you imagine her in.
This princess-esque moment is a close second for my favourite Carrie look of all time. The near invisible shoes feel akin to Cinderella's glass slipper, to me, at least, and the colour palette doesn't detract from that fairy tale image, either. Not to mention, her Prince Charming, Mr Big, is *spoiler alert* rescuing her from Paris in this scene, too. Side note: the girl loves tulle, doesn't she? This dreamy skirt, matched with the soft, baby blue bodice-like top and creamy blazer ooze old Hollywood glamour to me. Of course, the hot pink toes underset this - subtly emphasising that you can take the girl out of the city, but you can never take the city's glamour out of the girl.
My personal favourite. Those pink and white knee-high boots, that darling string of pearls, the oh-so glamorous fur coat with the detailed embroidery on the lapel, and her unruly curls knotted up in a sleek bun? Mwah. An equation that makes for the most chic Carrie look of all time, in my opinion. The fact that she's surrounded by designer shopping bags perfectly encapsulates her character too - and makes me entirely envious of her simultaneously. What else could you possibly want from a Carrie Bradshaw outfit?
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