Because, love it or hate it – and the new series has certainly been receiving mixed reviews from fans – the wardrobes are thankfully as glorious as ever. The show’s costume designers, Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, worked closely with SATC‘s original costume designer, the legendary Patricia Fields (who couldn’t commit to the project fully because she was working on Emily in Paris), to get the wardrobe of each leading lady just right.
And most of us agree that they’ve achieved just that, perfectly capturing each character’s younger tastes but through a more mature lens now they’re in their fifties. Carrie’s wardrobe is, of course, a full-on visual delight full of designer pieces, so you’d be forgiven for thinking her style is hard to emulate on a budget.
Well, while some pieces she wears in the series do cost a pretty penny, you’ll be pleased to know that Carrie doesn’t always have to splash (as much) cash to look fabulous. Her date night look in episode 7 consisted of a refreshingly affordable (by Carrie standards, anyway) fitted, ruched one-shoulder Norma Kamali dress in powder-blue.
Called the Diana dress, it’s currently on department store racks and will cost you from as little as £164 to add it to your own wardrobe. Compared to the price of the sequinned Paco Rabanne clutch and silk-satin MaxMara blazer she styled it with, a dress that costs under £200 is a bargain for our Carrie.
If you’re not so keen on the powder-blue shade of the Carrie Bradshaw dress, it also comes in a number of other colours, meaning you can still have a ‘Carrie Bradshaw dress’ hanging in your wardrobe.