“A relationship is like couture – if it doesn’t fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.” No one can deny the importance of fashion on the iconic show that was Sex and the City. Following four friends with very different takes on life, the fashion is what seemed to pull them together. For every time that Carrie ‘wondered’ about her past relationships or her current flings, there was a perfectly matched outfit to suit.

“A mature, sensual woman, Samantha always dressed with confidence and charisma”

Each woman brought a different style to the table, enabling HBO to capture the iconic fashion moments of the nineties and noughties. Carrie was more of an eclectic dresser, Miranda and Charlotte preferred sophisticated pieces and Samantha provided the scantily clad pieces that defined the decade of the 90s.

So let’s look back at the best, boldest and most outrageous fashion statements from the show, from Carrie’s iconic opening credits tutu to the barely-there nude dress of season one. “We keep dresses we’ll never wear again, but we throw away our ex-boyfriends,” Carrie writes, and as we look back over the four women’s love lives, the outfits are certainly what we keep in mind.

Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie was the leader of the pack, from the very first scene of the pilot episode when Carrie wanders around New York City in a ballet-style nude pink tutu with her ringlet hair running wild, we knew we were in for a treat. She has provided us with the outrageous, the daring and the best of New York fashion. Carrie is a bona fide style icon; whether she’s hailing a taxi or finishing an article in her one-bedroom apartment, she’s always looked fabulous. From her 90s black crop tops, to the newspaper wrap dress, her eccentric and sometimes ridiculous outfits always captured the attention of fashionistas worldwide.

Samantha Jones

Samantha was definitely the most sultry out of all the women; favouring backless dresses in bold colours, her outfits seemed to scream sex-appeal. A mature, sensual woman, Samantha always dressed with confidence and charisma. From sequin dresses to extreme colour blocking, Samantha’s style was out there and luxe, with a penchant for gold tones, whether we saw this in her jewellery, her clothing or her envious gold locks.

Miranda Hobbes

Miranda is a working woman through and through. Her myriad of sharp suits in checks and stripes combined with that iconic red bob meant that Miranda’s preppy ensembles remained contemporary and cool. Miranda favoured chunky roll necks with lapelled leather jackets and always had a great pair of wide leg trousers on. Her androgynous outfits and tailored dresses made her a power dresser to the max. A pioneer of the 90s pixie cut, Miranda will not only be remembered for her lethal one-liners and unconventional friendship advice, but also her smart, cool and seriously stylish wardrobe


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Charlotte York

Charlotte York was an advocate for classic, feminine beauty. Sickly sweet, she adored simple silhouettes in the form of pencil skirts and shift dresses. With a hair never out of place, Charlotte was tailored and contemporary even when selling art in her New York gallery. She was the epitome of prim and proper and always classic; favouring headbands, pearl necklaces and corset dresses, she always remained composed and sophisticated. Charlotte’s wardrobe consisted of all the timeless pieces, including a Burberry trench, a Chanel tweed suit or a DVF wrap dress