Sex and the City gained a huge following because of the dynamic leading ladies, attractive love interests, and creative fashion. Viewers fell in love with Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, because of her genuine nature and fearlessness when it came to making a fashion statement.
This fearlessness also came with a lot of outfits that should have never seen the light of day, but what’s a fashionista if she’s not willing to take style risks. Luckily for you, we’re only interested in Carrie Bradshaw’s best TV looks.
1. Don’t rain on my parade
With a bright smile on a rainy NYC day, Carrie Bradshaw hits the streets in a dark look with a pop of color. Decked out in a knee-length skirt and trench coat, Carrie wears weather and fashion appropriate knee-high boots while carrying a small cream clutch. She makes a statement on this gloomy day with a pink polka dot bustier and red umbrella.
2. Flare for the dramatic
In a bold and beautiful gown, Carrie Bradshaw sure has a flare for the dramatic. The sassy walk and flip of her gown are perfectly paralleled with the gorgeous design.
Her navy gown features a sweetheart neckline and shimmering embroidered detail along the bodice. It continues to fan out into a soft blue and yellow asymmetrical skirt.
3. Mixed prints
Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t one to shirk away from fashion risks, and this risk worked in her favor. In a bold move, especially at that time, she wears a pair of black and white printed culottes and pairs it with a white baby tee.
And if the pants weren’t enough to get her going, she throws on a white longline duster with a starfish and dotted pattern. She ties this look together with simple white sandals.
4. Over-the-knee boots
Before over-the-knee boots took the world by storm, Carrie Bradshaw was rocking them like a pro. For a perfect fall/early winter look, Carrie looked fabulous and comfortable in simple jeans, cream sweater and flat boots. She definitely chose to make a statement in her brown fur coat and tasseled handbag.
5. Pining after pinstripes
In a great fashion statement, Carrie shows off her ability to take risks in a black pinstriped jumper. Once again combining different prints, she wears a white and black tartan top donned in red polka dots. She keeps her hands free for coffee with a short white shoulder bag.
6. Autumn is for lovers
Seen on the streets of Manhattan with a forlorn expression on her face, Carrie creates the perfect fall look. Although she wears a yellow pleated midi-length skirt, she brings about all the right fall vibes with an olive green shirt and rust colored jacket.
7. Queen Carrie
Carrie looks like she’s out to prove who the real New York queen is. Her look is classy and sophisticated with a gray pencil skirt and simple black tee shirt. Aiming for European flair, Carrie drapes a light pink duster over her shoulders and sports white gloves and a black clutch. Nothing shows that she runs the city more than the tilted crown adorned on a bed of curls.
8. Dressed in Dolce & Gabbana
Living in New York City must come with some benefits because Carrie Bradshaw is no stranger to designer clothes. In one of her best looks, Carrie wears a form-fitting, floor-length dress. This black and floral print is perfect for any spring day, and this amazing dress is a signature look from Dolce & Gabbana.
9. Flower child
Revamping the ideas of the ‘70s flower child, Carrie Bradshaw incorporated flowers into her outfits whenever she could. In a look perfect for a spring day, she paired pastel pink pants with a white tank top and an over-the-top purple flower on her shoulder. With another appearance from a high-end brand, Carrie totes along a Dior purse.
If there is one look that will forever remain in the mind of every Sex and the City fan, it’s the outfit shown in the opening credits of the series. Carrie is seen strutting her way through New York City in a pink tank top and iconic white tulle skirt. Finishing off the look with gold sandals, Carrie Bradshaw created a look that has been and will be recycled for years to come.
The reason Carrie Bradshaw might go down as one of the best fashionistas on TV is because she wasn’t afraid to be herself and take risks. Sarah Jessica Parker brought the confidence and ingenuity of Carrie Bradshaw to life, which is why she remains the queen supreme of New York City fashion.
Let us know which outfit was your favorite and if you’ll be recreating any of these looks in the near future. We know we will!