I’ve not been very well lately, after being struck down with a bad case of the flu, which has meant plenty of rest and hours on the sofa watching my Sex and the City DVD box set.
I bought the box set a few years ago and this is my third time going through it. I absolutely love it – it is so well written! The characters, and their story lines, are hilarious.
I saw both of the Sex and the City movies when they came out, but always preferred the TV show as the movies seemed to lack the spark that every single TV episode had.
The show had a good run (1998-2004 in the form of six series) but I think the earlier episodes are the best.
I enjoy watching it from the beginning, not only for the comedy value, but for the fashion! As the first couple of series were shot in the 90’s, it’s unbelievable how relevant the outfits are at the moment! I’ve been harping on about how the 90’s are making a comeback for S/S 2013 for the past few months now, so it’s intriguing to see Carrie Bradshaw on my TV screen wearing crop tops and bum bags when they first became fashionable!
I think every girl can relate to one of the four main protagonists (Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha) not just character-wise, but fashion-wise.
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah-Jessica Parker)
Carrie’s style on the show was the epitome of the 90’s/early 00’s. She took key era staples, such as crop tops, and worked them from day to night with effortless ease. Her personal style was always very glamorous; even when she was running errands around the city, she was doing it in a stunning floral Summer dress. She particularly used accessories to her advantage, knowing when to team a dress with the perfect pair of Manolo Blahniks or finish an outfit off with a luxurious, metallic waist belt.
Here Carrie shows us how to take the S/S 2013 Sports Luxe trend into a chic night time look:
We can definitely learn a lot from her!
Charlotte York (Kristin Davis)
Charlotte’s style on the show was very feminine and prim and proper – often like her character. I’d describe it as ‘classic, pretty chic’. Her tailored dresses, or tops and skirts, that she tends to wear are always fitted – highlighting her silhouette and womanly curves to perfection. Her colour of choice was often pink – sometimes using it as the main colour in the palette, or hints of it through accessories. As her style is classic, elegant and uncomplicated – she would mix up the textures and prints of her outfits to add another level of intrigue. She knows what suits her and tends to stick to it, which is fine as she always looks gorgeous!
Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon)
Miranda has to be the least fashionable out of the four. In the TV show, it always came across that Miranda didn’t worry about fashion as she already had too many other things to worry about! She always chose comfort over style, wearing simplistic suit jackets with trousers or a skirt for work and championing sportswear on her days off. She tended to stick to a neutral colour palette of beige, black, navy and white – sometimes using an accent colour to mix it up – like a purple shirt.
I never particularly liked Miranda’s outfits in the show – but she was given a more glamorous revamp for the movies, which was a lot better!
Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)
Samantha had the most extravagant style (perhaps to go with her extravagant sex life?)! I always thought she dressed most accordingly to her personality – using bright colours and exaggerated shapes to express her bold confidence and individuality. She was also the most seductive in the way that she dressed, wearing short skirts or dresses or a top that showed her cleavage. For work she wore power-woman-style business suits with shoulder pads and emphasised tailoring, and for play she would wear fitted, slinky little numbers with a statement bag or belt. I always admired her style, but would never be able to pull it off like her!
I think I’m most like Charlotte – character-wise – I’m sensible and know what I like! But I’m definitely more like Carrie – fashion-wise. I dress according to the latest trends and like to be playful! I also like to add a hint of glamour to my outfits, and accessorise, like she does.
I’m really enjoying watching the show, and it makes me look forward to watching even more of Girls (an American TV comedy-drama that has been compared to Sex and the City as it is also set in New York with four female protagonists) when it comes over to the UK!
(Did you watch Sex and the City? Which protagonist are you most like character-wise and fashion-wise? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)