Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in white dress with a large rosette at the shoulder
12 Beauty & Fashion Trends Inspired By Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw helped popularize balletcore when she sported a feminine pink and white tulle-skirted dress in the opening credits of “Sex and the City.”
A style she revisited in Season 1 of "And Just Like That..." as tulle skirts have made a recent comeback (thanks, in part, to '90s and Y2K nostalgia.)
Fendi Baguette
Bradshaw’s love for the Fendi Baguette bag in the popular show boosted its fame. Fendi’s decision to loan the bag paved the way for other designers to follow suit.
This allowed Carrie to showcase a coveted designer wardrobe in subsequent episodes. Over time, there have been more than 700 variations of the Fendi Baguette bag.
Chic Belted Dress
Carrie Bradshaw popularized the trend of pairing sophisticated dresses with sensational wide belts, like her pink dress and a studded black belt pictured above.
Professional wardrobe consultant Sara Dahlquist advises wearers to make sure the belt fits snugly without creeping up when moving.
Dahlquist suggests placing it no more than three fingers' width under the bra line to avoid appearing short-waisted.
Cropped Vest
Vests are a trendy style for summer 2023, with roots dating back to a throwback look worn by Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City: The Movie" in 2007.
Fashion stylist Tali Kogan says there are multiple ways to style a vest, from casual to career wear and beyond. Layer your vest, then pair it with heels and a tie, as Bradshaw did.
Newspaper Dress
Carrie Bradshaw's iconic newspaper dress, designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior's Y2K collection, became significant in "Sex and the City."
The dress was later sold at an auction for €15,300, inspiring numerous knockoffs from fast fashion brands for fans who couldn't afford the original John Galliano piece.