How ‘Sex And The City’ Changed The Way You Dress

Two decades after the show first aired, the girls are still influencing our wardrobes. By Amy de Klerk

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Sex and the City goes down in history as one of the most fashionable television programmes of all time. Almost 20 years after it arrived on our screens, we reflect on all the ways it served as sartorial inspiration, and how it continues to make its presence felt on the catwalk today.

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1. Carrie’s ballerina skirts

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No scene is more iconic in the history of Sex and the City than the opening credits, which see Carrie walking around the streets of New York in a tulle tutu. A similar skirt was recreated in the final episode of the series and in the first film, cementing it as one of her trademarks.

How is it relevant nowadays? After using it often at Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri brought tulle back in a big way in her first collection for Dior – and the frocks went on to be worn by some of the world’s most famous red-carpet stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and Bella Hadid. Its fairy-tale vibes have also been favoured by Calvin Klein of late, who made this beautiful ballerina dress for Nicole Kidman in Cannes. Carrie would have been so proud.

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