By Mollie Quirk published
We've compiled the ultimate guide on how to dress like Carrie Bradshaw. Carrie is a style icon to masses of people all over the world, with hundreds upon thousands wanting to recreate her unique and trend-led looks—and our guess is, if you've stumbled across this page you're probably one of them.
Because, after all, who wouldn't want to look effortlessly glamorous in the best winter coats, the most coveted designer bags, and the best dresses from the latest designers (or designer dupes, if you don't quite have Carrie's budget...) Sex and the City's latest spin-off series has just dropped onto HBO Max, and we've been watching And Just Like That and daydreaming about Carrie's never-ending walk-in closet.
In the original novels by Candace Bushnell—The Carrie Diaries and Summer And The City—readers were enamored by Carrie's carefree character and her creative and flamboyant outfits. The TV series, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, cemented Carrie's reputation as a fashion icon. From Carrie's signature tulle skirts to her iconic blue Manolo Blahnik courts, and her purple skirt teamed with a Dior slogan sweater, Carrie's outfits never fail to surprise, delight, and inspire. Here is a woman who knows how to style straight leg jeans as well as how to style an evening gown.
How to dress like Carrie Bradshaw
There are five outfits from HBO Max's And Just Like That... that we really love. From Carrie's signature tulle look to her daring pairings of color, texture, print, and style, we've selected five outfits that are super simple to recreate and are set to be huge fashion trends for 2022, while being timeless for years to come.
Selecting only staple pieces that you'll wear time and again, our fashion experts have scoured the internet to bring you the ultimate guide on how to dress like Carrie Bradshaw.
1. Carrie's shirt dress
1. Carrie Bradshaw's Statement Pink Dress
Reasons to buy
People will no doubt be divided over the color of this dress—is it pink? Is it purple? Either way, we are completely besotted with this stunning ensemble that Carrie wore in the new reboot of SATC. The long-sleeved shirt dress with a tiered design, cinched in with a studded belt, and teamed with black court shoes? Our idea of dopamine dressing. Block colors are going nowhere, so it's always a good idea to invest in a couple of key garments that you can team with an array of different outfits.
ARKET Tiered Cotton Dress
RRP: $129 | £89 This gorgeous smock dress is perfect for replicating Carrie's iconic And Just Like That... outfit. In a purple hue, this cotton dress makes the perfect spring/summer staple. Not suited to curvier figures – better for more slender shapes, wear with sandals or heels depending on the occasion and event.
Coast Button Through Pink Poplin Smock Dress
RRP: $119 | £79 For those who think the dress Carrie wears leans more towards a pink hue, this poplin smock dress is great for replicating her outfit. Style with a studded belt and some black patent court shoes for the ultimate ensemble.
Ghost Letita Dress Bright Purple
RRP: $300 | £169 In a bright purple hue, this satin dress boats of a flattering fit that can be styled up in an array of ways. Wear with tights and heels for the office party, or team with chunky boots if you're heading out for a pub lunch, wherever and whenever you wear this, it's a definite must-have dress for any season.
2. Carrie Bradshaw's Timeless Tulle Skirt
Carrie Bradshaw's Tulle Skirt
Reasons to buy
We can all remember Carrie's iconic baby pink tiered tulle skirt from the original series, right? Well, this is her now. A more mature version of that iconic garment, this floor-length mass of tulle is a complete dream, and we are loving the way it's been styled. Instead of going down the classic 'princess' route, Carrie wore the tulle skirt with a striped jumper in an array of fun colors, white knee-high boots, and a fun purple sequinned baguette bag.
Chi Chi London Corset Bodice Glitter Tulle Dress
RRP: $204 | £110 Although this dress is a typical bridal style, throw on a striped jumper and you'll look just like Carrie. Wear with white knee-high go-go boots or sneakers, a multi stripe jumper and add a purple sequinned bag and you'll be good to go.
Victoria Beckham Striped high-neck cotton-knit jumper
RRP: $350 | £295 A classic piece from Victoria Beckham that can be worn time and time again, this jumper is an investment. Team with a tulle skirt or dress to nail the Carrie Bradshaw look, or wear with jeans when you're dressing down.
Anthropologie Tesia Ruffled Tulle Midi Skirt
RRP: $148 | £120 Although this is a black tulle skirt and the one Carrie wore was white, we couldn't resist this dreamboat of a skirt from Anthropologie. Perfect for when you want to wear darker colours in the colder months, style the same as Carrie would a white skirt and you're all set.
3. Carrie Bradshaw's Polka Dot Skirt
4. Carrie Bradshaw's Polka Dot Skirt
Reasons to buy
Polka dots never go out of style, and neither does the monochrome color palette. This outfit—worn by Carrie in the new SATC reboot—is the perfect mix of sophisticated and fun. When opting for polka dots, we usually gravitate to the smaller more palatable design, so this oversized pattern is a welcome change—and we are completely head over Manolos.
Whether you're looking to opt for the classic small polka dot in the form of a floaty midi, or perhaps you want to step out of your comfort zone a little and opt for a more oversized feel—we've selected three SATC approved garments to style.
Bellitude polka-dot linen and cotton-blend midi wrap skirt
RRP: $485 | £450 A classic black and white polka dot midi that can be styled up or down. A more muted take on Carrie's skirt, wear this with a black blouse and red pumps for a sleek and classic look that's SATC approved.
Zara Polka Dot Midi Skirt
RRP: $119 | £79.99 A more structured version of Carrie's polka dot ensemble, wear this high-waisted skirt with a black long-sleeved t-shirt or roll neck for a look fit for cocktails with friends after being in the office all day. The oversized polka dot pattern is a fun take on the classic, and perfect for experimenting with – especially with pops of color like red or pink.
Sister Jane long sleeve maxi dress in oversized polka dot
RRP: $119 | £89 The closest we could find to Carrie's floaty oversized polka dot skirt, this dress from Sister Jane is the perfect maxi dress to pull out of your closet time and again. Style with a black jumper over the top and some glitzy courts, or dress down with sandals and a cross-body bag.
4. Carrie Bradshaw's Burgundy Suit
Carrie Bradshaw's Burgundy Suit
Reasons to buy
We can't get enough of this menswear-esque look that Carrie wore when she met friends for a picnic in the park. The oversized tailored suit in a deep burgundy hue was the perfect mix of smart and casual—perfect for laid-back days in the city. Carrie teamed the two-piece with a black low-v tee, black patent pumps and her hair swooped back into a sleek bun. We've found the perfect garments to recreate this chic look—from wide-leg pants to oversized blazers, we've got you covered.
ZIMMERMANN CONCERT WIDE LEG PANT
RRP: $650 | £595 If you're hunting out a pair of oversized trousers in a burgundy hue after watching And Just Like That... we don't blame you. These wide leg pants are perfect for styling up with a burgundy blazer or longline coat, teamed with a black or white blouse and some black or burgundy courts.
MANGO Burgundy Wool Suit
From: $79.99 | £49.99 This suit is a classic two piece to add to your closet – perfect for teaming with an array of tops, blouses and tees, simply style as you wish. A more fitted finish than Carrie's oversized silhouette, this two piece is suited to a more formal environment.
Ted Baker RROSIEY Wool coat with oversized collar
RRP: $595 | £350 The ideal piece to add to your closet if you're not looking for a suit, this burgundy overcoat introduces a berry hue with ease. Wear with anything – literally! Dresses, skirts, suits, jeans, leggings – the world is your oyster.
5. Carrie Bradshaw's Blue Patterned Dress
Carrie Bradshaw's Blue Patterned Dress
Reasons to buy
This outfit gives us major Mamma Mia vibes, and we are totally here for it. Spring layering can be difficult, but it needn't be when you're taking notes from the ultimate fashion icon. Wear a simple light blue linen shirt underneath a simple spaghetti strap day dress, teamed with gladiator sandals or something higher, and a fabulous designer bag.
Superdry Blue Organic Cotton Studios Loose Fit Linen Shirt
RRP: $86 | £55 A simple shirt can be your best friend when it comes to spring and summer styling. Wear under a ditsy day dress or half tucked into some boyfriend jeans and you'll be set for the warmer months.
Reformation Crimini Dress
RRP: $128 | £130 Wear with a linen shirt underneath and team with a chic crossbody bag to achieve the ultimate SATC look. Perfect for summer, this ensemble is reminiscent of Morocco, Greece or Ibiza. Team with scrappy sandals for the ultimate tourist outfit.
Gucci Dionysus GG small shoulder bag
RRP: $2,550 | £1,860 A real classic – this small shoulder bag from Gucci is the perfect investment when it comes to designer bags, because it can be worn with literally anything hanging in your closet. The perfect size for storing essentials, wear with the linen shirt and day dress for a super casual outfit with a chic twist.
Mollie Quirk is a freelance journalist and features writer from London, England. With a First-class degree in Journalism and over eight years of online writing experience, Mollie is an expert in her field. At a UK size 16–18, she specialises in writing about plus size fashion and issues surrounding body image – knowing firsthand what it’s like to style a fuller figure, Mollie knows what plus size women want and need. Having written for some of the most well-known publications around the world, Mollie has hopes of continuing her career and eventually becoming a plus size fashion editor. When she’s not writing or styling up outfits she can usually be found upcycling second hand furniture, listening to country music with her cat, or sipping coffee in a corner of London.
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