TBT Fashion: Sex & The City

The last season of Sex And The City was in 2004, and diehard fans have had a couple of films since then to keep them going.

Love it or hate it, SATC was era-defining stuff, influencing fashion, feminism, and how people viewed female friendships.

In our humble opinion the fashion was the real hit of the show; from Carrie’s uncanny ability to pull off the wackiest of outfits to Samantha’s penchant for wearing very little and totally rocking it.

We loved watching these New York girls create their own style stakes.

Here’s a look back at some of the best looks from the show and ideas for bringing them right up to date.

Sci-Fi

Samantha was always way ahead of the times, with a unique take on the trends.

One minute this would include power dressing like a boss and the next teaming standout sunnies with a robe while reading self-help books.

Get her fashion-forward aesthetic with these shades from Salvatore Ferragamo — the cutout detail is just sublime.

Salvatore Ferragamo SF863S

Colour

Post chemo, Samantha became even more experimental with her style, trying out bright wigs and matching them with bold outfits.

Her rich pink hair is definitely one of our faves, and in a world obsessed with rose gold and pastel hair colours, it’s still very vogue.

Style your new hair shade with these baby pink cat-eye sunglasses from Kate Spade to go full-on pink panther.

Kate Spade DEANDRA/S

Separates

Samantha could get away with wearing pretty much anything, as evidenced by these mustard snakeskin-trim separates that would leave most people running for the hills.

Update the look but keep things retro with a yellow pussy-bow blouse and wide-leg palazzo pants.

Team with these beige shades from Bvlgari to complete the look.

Bvlgari BV8170

Sequins

Stanford was an unlikely style icon and more often than not played second fiddle to Carrie’s out-there aesthetic.

But fast forward to his wedding to Anthony and a sparkling star style emerged, with sequins the order of the day.

❗️TRIGGER WARNING❗️We haven’t really discussed the union of Stanford and Anthony in the eight months since we started this account because like you, we are desperately trying to pretend like it never happened. How their sad and desperate NYE hate fucking spiraled into a lavish wedding officiated by Liza Minnelli is one of life’s greatest mysteries. And it’s especially puzzling because Michael Patrick King—an out gay man—wrote and directed both of the SATC films. If it was up to us, Stanford would wind up with a hot fashion bear that he met in P-Town, whereas Anthony would be alone forever because he’s a miserable person. Or perhaps WE are the ones who are missing the mark. If any gay men want to jump in the comments section and defend Stanford and Anthony as a couple, speak now or forever hold your peace. #StanfordBlatch #AnthonyMarentino #BlackTie #Boutonniere #SequinMoment #MichaelPatrickKing #Gaysploitation #SATCmovie

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Wear dazzling pieces with sensible specs to get Stanford’s look.

Infinity 2425

Casual Chic

While we remain wholly unconvinced that Carrie knew who Yes were, her pared-down look is spot on.

This one’s super easy to recreate — just wear your favourite band T-shirt with tinted specs to go back in time.

Bolle Bolt

Called To The Barre

It’d be hard to write a piece on SATC fashion without mentioning the title sequence outfit.

Carrie looked fab in her ballerina-esque tulle skirt and soft pink top.

Luckily for us, ballet fashion is making a comeback with mid-length tutu skirts, millennial pink, and wrap-around tops the order of the day.

OTT

Miranda’s style seemed to oscillate wildly between super corporate and just plain awkward.

With this in mind can we get a round of applause for this magnificent piece of headgear?

With autumn fast approaching, it’s definitely giving up some inspiration.

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