Will Carrie still be hoarding Manolo’s or will she convert into a sneakerhead in her 50’s? I couldn’t help but wonder, 23 years, six seasons, and two movies later, how will New York’s favourite girls dress in 2021? Are we going to see Miranda in the big-fits from The Row or genderless suiting from Gucci? Is Charlotte going to dress like a sexy-chic gallerist in sheath dresses from Chloé and Ralph Lauren or will she further tap into her feminine-floral side by wearing pieces from Rodarte and Erdem?
After years of ‘Will they? Won’t they?’, Sara Jessica Parker, along with Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis announced the news of the spin-off on their Instagram accounts. While the others are busy speculating the plotline, true SATC fans are putting together mood-boards, predicting their sartorial sense in the current fashion climate. Joining in on our fashion predictions are fellow Sex and The City loyalists from the industry, sharing their vision board of how the character’s styles have evolved over the years.
Sukriti Grover, Celebrity Stylist
“Sex and the City will always be known for turning shoe designers like Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and, of course, Manolo, into household names. It will be interesting to see what the show will be bringing to the table with their new season. I personally feel we will see more realism on screen, characters will be leaning towards minimalistic looks, with key over the top elements. Athleisure and loungewear will be on top of their game. With the whole conversation about being more serious towards mindful fashion, it will be interesting to see how they play with these ideas. Some brands/designers that might be seen on the show are Balenciaga, Amina Muaddi, Paco Rabanne, and Prada. We will see a lot of romantic day dresses and designers masks, for sure! Popular patterns like tie and dye will make an appearance. Genderless garments, sustainable fashion, bold neons are some front running trends that we might spot. The show will give the fashion world a chance again to remind the audience of the satisfaction and happiness that fashion can give.”
You can best believe Carrie will show up for a formal meeting in a Prada midi-skirt, paired with a dual-coloured, funky detailed turtleneck sweater. With SJP, an outfit has to mean party and business all in one.
While Carrie's love for her Monolo's will remain eternal, the 2021 version of her shoe game will definitely have sleeker heels which will further break her bank account. What better than an Amina Muaddi signature pair to hop across the cobbled streets of New York in, (a designer even Riri swears by)!
The new decade is all about power moves and power shoulders. This time when Miranda Hobbs will walk into a boardroom to shatter patriarchy, she should storm in this exaggerated shoulder detailed skirt-suit by Balenciaga, the message will be recieved without a word.
If the makers of the show happen to include the current realities of the world., all three ladies will be sporting colour coordinated masks with their outfits. This Marine Serre Fall/Winter 2021 masked ensemble is one of the many strong looks that can be incorporated while showcasing the fashion during a pandemic.
I expect Carrie to be nothing less than EXTRA when she shows up for brunch/cocktail with her soulmates. Of course, over the years her style has evolved, but it will always have that one OTT element. In this case, it will be the sequined gold Paco Rabanne shrug, layered on an otherwise basic muted skirt look.
Divya Khadye, Fashion Influencer
“Sex and The City in a post-quarantine era will definitely be about ‘loungewear but fashion’. Their WFH Style would be something like muscle tee with shoulder pads, slit leggings or bike shorts, cropped blazer and a maxi dress, satin slip dress and a matching cardi. Their quarantine style will definitely be OTT, think bedazzled masks, silky PJs with feather trimmings, boudoir-inspired dresses, luxe tracksuits. For those walks and coffee runs, expect influencer off-duty style: might trade the iconic tulle skirt for a sporty tennis skirt, mini bags/ coin purses/ baguette bags, atm accessories such as monogram bucket hats, waist cinchers/harness, embellished hairpins and headgears.”
Carrie and a slip dress go together like New York and Broadway. But since she's already worn all versions of this sexy silhouette in the '90s, wearing this champagne-hued Jonathan Simkhai slip dress with a tartan printed trouser would make for an interesting look in 2021.
Perfect for the night around town, this itsy-bitsy Jacquemus bag will be Carrie and Miranda's go-to accessory for a wild night that will only require them to carry a lipstick and a credit card. This may be a little too risqué for Charlotte, who will stick to her Bottega Veneta croissant pouch.
Regular pantsuits are so passé! If you expect Carrie to even consider turning up in serious workwear clothing, expect her personal spin to it. An Oscar de la Renta wide-legged jumpsuit paired with a cropped checkered blazer is more her style.
Of course, the ladies are on Instagram and have different feed aesthetic. Carrie's page is all about vintage bags, coffee flat lays in artisanal cafes, diabolical love quotes and full-length shots of herself on the streets of New York. Charlotte is all about the cottagecore grid, and trust Miranda to be vocal about every issue measuring the ends of the earth. Who do you think will sport the insta-popular slit leggings? My money is on Carrie.
Picture Charlotte in a gorgeous Hampton house, sipping her tea in expensive chinaware, while looking like the perfect Upper-East side matron in a Dior bucket hat and a milkmaid dress, eyeing the hunky gardener at work.
Devki Bhatt, Celebrity Stylist
“As much as I am going to miss Kim Catrall and her audacious character of Samantha, I cannot wait to see what sartorial surprises and rule-breakers SJP has in store for us in form of Carrie Bradshaw. Honestly, the show has always been beyond its time and I don’t expect it to be any different this time around. Carrie redefines fashion but on her own terms. Her style has always screamed a sense of individuality along with revolution. I would love to see her in pieces from a brand that has revolutionised fashion this year, Area. The label explores fashion and culture in synchronicity, which is exactly what Carrie represents.”
Carrie loves drama, both in her life and in her closet. Diverging from her regular tulle/puffy gown action, it would be exciting to see her experiment with differently shaped silhouettes like this ice blue, heart-shaped dress from Area.
Don't we all love a risque pantsuit moment? Picture Miranda working this bejewelled pantsuit while sipping Cosmopolitans with her girls at the club, debating the unimportance of men women today.