• Luciana Vieira


Updated: Feb 15, 2020

Sex and the City is one of my favorite fashion movies ever! I started watching SATC films years ago more times than I can count. New York was a distant dream I could not possibly think that one day I would end up living here. As Carrie Bradshaw quote says: "Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two 'L's: Labels & Love." Well, one thing I am sure I wasn't in my twenties when I moved to NYC. How could I not watch the entire TV show since I am here? When I did, I feel more in love with SATC.

First of all, both these movies and the TV series are literal fashion shows. Patricia Fields, the costume designer for the series, disagrees; she said in an interview: "We were telling the stories and showcasing the characters through the way they dress." The fashion impact from "SATC" proved to be comprehensive and enduring by showing women how to express their individuality through the wardrobe. Fashion show or not, here are some of the best style highlights from the series.

1. The logo print Christian Dior saddle bag outfit

An accessory synonymous with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the flower pin. During the second and third seasons of SATC, Carrie wore over-sized flowers pretty often. The shades of pink combined with the purple flower make a bold statement. It marks the moment she first laid eyes on Aidan Shaw in the second season. Bradshaw rocked in Sex and the City with the logo print Christian Dior saddlebag. The bag made its triumphant return on the catwalk in 2018, and it's one of the most desirable bags at the present moment.

2. Businesslike Lady

Dressing for business is challenging, not for Carrie Bradshaw, though. I can't hide my love for suits. Everything about this combination looks flawless. The blouse with the bow makes the look chic yet appropriate workwear.

3. Charlotte Elizabeth Taylor Dress

I love Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) innocent romantic yet classic style. When dressing Charlotte, Patricia Field said Jacky Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn inspired her. Impossible not to fall in love with this lovely strapless dress, besides black and pink paired together, look super cool.

4. Hobbes Hourglass Dress

Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) was a fashionable lawyer who lived in New York City. In the beginning, Miranda played up her lawyer look and dressed more masculine than feminine. Now her style has become more ladylike but still very professional. Miranda was pulling off, walking through the streets of New York City in a collared dress and briefcase.

6. Samantha Jones Suit sets

Samantha Jones's (Kim Cattrall) pink outfit isn't an ordinary pants suit set. It's the piece you pull from your closet when you want to dress to impress. The menswear-inspired boyfriend suit jacket hip-covering length creates a statement. Besides, nowadays, the fashion industry is all about pink, and which bag could be any better than Chanel for this look?

Second outfit from a solid to an achromatic color. The white suit is classic, professional, and polished and stunning as the pink one. Samantha Jones looks just fabulous!

7. Carrie Paris outfits

SATC costume designer series saved the best for last. Carrie looked flawless in the city of lights.

I love the turquoise blue combo with the white hat and gloves. The trench coat and the over the knee boots are insanely flattering! The Brenton top couldn't be more French, and the last, the gray Atelier Versace gown. Patricia Field said that she set that gown over the bed, and it covered the entire bed. "It was the perfect princess moment.''

8. She's the one

Carrie often ends up in voluminous skirts, sometimes made of tulle, like the tutu dress she wears in the opening sequence. Tutu is associated with ballerinas, what could be more delicate and romantic than that? For the final episode on season six, the choice was a romantic green tutu skirt.

Coco Chanel said: "I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

And what did she happen to be wearing this fateful night? Yes, another tutu. In the final episode, Carrie suits up one last time as a ballerina princess in a flaring tulle tutu of a skirt. The night that Carrie faces her destiny. After she's had a tumultuous on-again, off-again with Big the Manhattan businessman thought the six seasons. He finally tells Carrie: She is the one!

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