Sex and the City 25th Anniversary: Best Carrie Bradshaw Fashion Moments

And just like that, the 25th Anniversary of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw is upon us. As the it girl in New York City, Bradshaw and her girlfriends were invited to every moment of fashion — thanks to Samantha, of course. The girls would rally around their favorite pair of heels and dress to the nines regardless of if they were attending a runway show or not. Fashion is everything for the women on Sex and the City, it’s just that simple. 

From Oscar de la Renta to Armani, it didn’t matter how expensive the outfit or garment was. If Carrie wanted it, she would have it. And when it comes to shoes and accessories, well, run it up, because there is no credit limit that could prevent Carrie from buying whatever she so desired.

Manolo Blahnik Cobalt Blue Pumps

Manolo Blahnik Cobalt Blue Heel

When Carrie was set to move into her new apartment with her boyfriend Big, she insisted that she have a walk-in closet unlike any other. After it’s finished being designed and built, she brings her iconic cobalt blue Manolo Blahnik Pumps to her personalized shoe rack. When her and Big finally decide to get married, Big proposes with one of the heels as a Prince would do with Cinderella. Can you say fairytale?

The pump itself was released in 2008 and has been a highly desired pair of heels for women all over. The style of the heel was so well received that the line has evolved into boots, flats, mules, and d’Orsays. The heel has seven various heights and the line has been produced in over 100 different colorways.

White Tutu and Pink Tank Top Sex and the city Carrie Bradshaw wearing pink tank top and tulle tutu

Before every episode, the opening credits show Carrie in all her glory, a white tutu and pink tank top. What’s iconic about this outfit is the innocence of it all. As Carrie dances her way into the hearts of men and women all over, for multiple reasons like love and fashion statements, her self-expression is highlighted exceptionally through every outfit. The tutu moment even evolved into multiple more layers of tulle, as Carrie was seen wearing longer tutus throughout the series.

Versace Mille Feuille Dress

Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City Fashion 

When Carrie traveled to Paris, France to be with “The Russian,” she took full advantage of being in one of the world’s acclaimed fashion capitals. Her first night in Paris with The Russian, Aleksandr Petrovsky, was full of teenage angst. While Carrie anticipates his arrival home from personal affairs, Carrie awaits breathtakingly in her Versace Mille Feuille Dress. Though Petrovsky would stand her up, causing Carrie to not be able to grace the narrow streets of Paris in this magnificent and detailed gown, the fashion moment completely steals the show and season. 

Nude Slip Dress

Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City nude slip dress 

When Carrie prepares to stun on her first date with Big, fans get to see just how chic and before-her-time she was. The episode was released in 1998 over two decades ago, yet the nude slip dress is still an iconic moment in fashion. Not to mention, the bare back adds even more seduction, not that Carrie needed any. 

John Galliano Newspaper Dress Roberto Cavalli newspaper dress sex and the city

First worn in John Galliano’s 2000 autumn/winter Christian Dior runway show, this newspaper dress ironically expresses Carrie perfectly. Not only does she have a love and relationship column in the newspaper, but she also wears one. What better way to run into your ex’s new girlfriend, Natasha? The dress was also re-worn in the second and Sex and the City film.


Though the list of Carrie Bradshaw’s best fashion moments could go on forever, these looks are some of her most iconic. Carrie doesn’t just string along an outfit, she carefully chooses her garments, relating her colors and eccentric styles to her very own self-expressive mentality. She wears the best of the best and never disappoints, promoting fashion as one of the most anticipated models in acting.