Carrie Bradshaw's 'gross' accessory in Sex and the City reboot disappoints fans

Carrie Bradshaw's latest look in the Sex and the City reboot has left fans unimpressed

Carrie Bradshaw's latest look in Sex and the City has left Sex and the City fans unimpressed
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Sex and the City fans haven't exactly been thrilled by the fashion in the upcoming reboot, and we have a bad feeling this latest look might just about push them over the edge. 

Carrie Bradshaw's outfits have been the talk of New York City ever since production on the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, began earlier this year—but unfortunately, the chatter hasn't exactly been positive. 

The columnist and romance writer, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is back on our screens for a highly-anticipated revival of the hit HBO show after an almost-seventeen-year-long TV hiatus. The new series will reunite audiences with Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda as they navigate the inevitable shifts in career, family, and relationships that come with growing older—all whilst preserving the tight bond they've shared for decades. And while viewers are more than excited to see how the characters have changed in the reboot, there's one thing they haven't been too keen on. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 20: Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker seen on the set of "And Just Like That..." the follow up series to "Sex and the City" in SoHo on July 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

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Carrie Bradshaw's fashion in the Sex and the City reboot has been the subject of much controversy ever since her first outfit debuted back in spring, with fans regularly sharing their disappointment at the character's questionable style evolution. 

Sarah Jessica Parker has been photographed on set in various eclectic ensembles over the past few months, including a stripy multi-coloured shirt and tutu combo and a Forever 21 paisley maxi dress over a blue blouse. 

The mismatched outfits and low-cost brand choices haven't gone down well with viewers, many of whom fear their favorite TV protagonist has lost her signature style. Frustrations reached a peak last month when Sex and the City fans demanded Patricia Field return to the show as a costume designer after Carrie stepped out in bicycle pants—a garment that doesn't exactly align with the writer's glamorous wardrobe. 

And just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, it looks like Carrie is now wearing a trend that's been out of fashion for years. The New Yorker was recently snapped smoking cigarettes, a habit she battled in the original series, much to the disappointment—and disgust—of fans. 

"Did anyone ever think her smoking was cool or remotely attractive?! So gross," one turn-off person wrote. 

"Oh, yuk, the smoking is back," another fan wrote. 


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Carrie's struggle with nicotine addition was no joke in Sex and the City, even threatening to destroy her relationship with former boyfriend Aidan. She managed to stub them out in season three, only to fall back off the wagon again during her Paris trip in the series finale. Some fans have speculated that her return to cigarettes could reflect the difficulties she's experiencing in the reboot. 

"Something bad happening. Carrie started smoking again," one person warned. 

"That’s her…my life is falling apart, I need a cigarette…mode," another joked. 


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While we still aren't sure what prompted the relapse, it looks like there's no shortage of stress triggers for Carrie in the reboot. Not only does she attend a funeral (possibly Samantha's) in one of the earlier episodes, but she is also forced to reunite with Mr. Big's ex, the 'beautiful Natasha' at some point of the revival. With so much drama in store, it's no wonder Carrie has been lighting up the smokes to take the edge off. 

Whatever the reason, we just hope she manages to kick the habit again soon. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.