The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City

In honor of the show's sixteenth anniversary, we're looking back at Carrie and company's most infamous ensembles.

In honor of the show's sixteenth anniversary, we're looking back at Carrie and company's most infamous ensembles.
1 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection

What could be more iconic than Carrie Bradshaw's tutu? The piece played a starring role in every episode, appearing in the show's opening credits as Bradshaw saunters around the city. Fun fact? One of the show’s costume designers, Rebecca Weinberg, bought the tutu for just $5.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 12
"Courtesy Everett Collection"
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 3

This timeless white dress wasn't one of Carrie’s flashier looks, but it's quintessential just the same. Our hearts pang every time when she runs into Big following his engagement party and says, "Your girl is lovely, Hubble."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 12
"Courtesy HBO"
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 4

Carrie's brief but dramatic move to Paris at the end of the series was destructive to her relationship with Aleksander Petrovsky, but thanks to that tulle Versace gown, heartbreak and dissapointment have never looked so good.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 5

Paris wasn’t the only setting for great fashion during Carrie’s relationship with The Russian. After she oohed and ahhed over this hot pink Oscar De La Renta frock, Aleksander presented it to her as gift, and then ate French fries in it.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 6

This dress might not have played witness to one of the show's many romantic high and low points, but rather was a go-to for Carrie during her usual days about the city. Doesn’t get much more Sex and the City than that. Shopping is, of course, included.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 7

Apparently, the bigger the dress, the more catastrophic the wedding. But, that Vivienne Westwood gown from her failed wedding to Mr. Big in the first movie is too gorgeous not to be included.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 8

Ah, gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana florals. She was supposed to strut down the "Real People of New York" runway in that fitted number, but instead, this frock went to the long-legged Heidi Klum.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 of 12
"Courtesy HBO"
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 9

And Carrie ended up wearing a pair of jeweled panties and become "fashion roadkill."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 10

This John Galliano for Christian Dior newsprint dress has to be one of the most memorable outfits Carrie has ever donned on the show—so memorable, in fact, that she wears it again in the second film.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 11

In this episode, Carrie’s less than sunny disposition was properly juxtaposed with stripes and a pop of red, Chanel red that is.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
11 of 12
Courtesy Everett Collection
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 12

This soft pink and white Richard Tyler dress is dreamy and romantic—perhaps not the best choice for a lunch with an engaged Mr. Big.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
12 of 12
"Courtesy HBO"
The 12 Most Iconic Looks from Sex and the City - Page 13

That necklace. Those curls. Nothing screams iconic Carrie Bradshaw more than that.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Fashion