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Is the Fashion in And Just Like That… Season 3 Actually Good?

We're breaking down every look we've seen so far.

This article was originally published on May 22, 2024 and has been updated.

If there’s one thing Carrie Bradshaw is known for, it’s taking a fashion risk. From donning a belt over her bare midsection to rocking a wedding crown that would make an evil queen jealous, Carrie was the OG “I dress for myself” gal. Some of her Sex and the City ensembles were hits (like this sleek grey minidress/aviators combo), and some were misses (like this *ahem* memorable capris tie-dye moment). The same back-and-forth can be said for her fashion looks in Max’s reboot And Just Like That…, which has officially begun filming for season 3.

Over the past two seasons, fans have watched as Carrie and her BFFs Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) have adjusted to life as middle-aged New Yorkers. The Sex and the City spinoff has shown them navigating love, loss and menopause — all while donning new designers and pulling from wardrobes that seemingly defy the square footage of a New York City closet.

With legendary SATC costume designer Patricia Fields no longer deciding the outfits for the characters, however, some of the crew’s formerly quirky style has just been a straight-up miss. (Need we remind everyone of Aidan’s season 2 Edward Scissorhands jacket or Carrie’s rubber gloves/kerchief moment?). Much like Miranda’s storyline in the reboot, some of the fashion seemed to be truly out of character for our heroines. But maybe that was kind of the point.

The first two seasons of the series were tumultuous for Carrie et al., with Carrie recovering and finding herself after the death of her husband Big early on in season 1. But now, Miranda (after a divorce, a new relationship, and a leap back into school) has finally found her footing, and Charlotte is back to being the A+ mom she’s always been. Season 3 will seemingly find the trio and their new friends at the top of their games, so it makes sense that the characters would come into their sense of style, too.

And no one seems to be doing that more than Carrie. Early photos from the And Just Like That… season 3 set have featured Sarah Jessica Parker in a bevy of chic of-the-moment fashion ‘fits, and we’re officially obsessed.

Kicking off with a Carrie classic silhouette, the first day of filming found the lead in a mint-coloured vintage YSL blouse, and pink vintage Ralph Lauren Skirt, paired with matching mint Aquazzura heels and a studded Gucci bag.

 

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On May 20, costume designer Danny Santiago shared a photo of Parker on-set rocking a vintage Ossie Clark dress in merlot, pinks and blues. Carrie strut through the streets in a pair of Dr. Scholl’s (gasp!) sandals and — the real pièce de résistance, an oversized brown gingham cloud hat. Not only is Carrie’s chapeau over the top in the best way, it also has a fun Canadian connection, designed by Tehran-born and Toronto-raised artist Maryam Keyhani.

 

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Only a day later, Parker was spotted again on set in a nude sheer Simone Rocha dress and matching parka from the brand’s Spring 2024 collection. Because this is the world of SATC, it wasn’t just any regular dress but a sheer creation with pressed roses in the sleeves and pockets. Art!

 

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And on May 24, the AJLT protagonist was spotted gallivanting on what apepars to be the Meatpacking neighborhood’s cobblestone streets in a quintessential Carrie date night outfit formula — formfitting silhouette + striking colour or embellishment + killer heels. Check, check, check.

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Aside from SJP, other superb looks have been spotted on Charlotte’s school friend Lisa Todd Wexley (played by Nicole Ari Parker). On May 13, Santiago shared a photo of Parker’s character in a multicoloured vintage Dior blouse, black YSL heels, and black-and-white sunnies from Maryam Keyhani (again!).

 

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At the end of May, LTW was on Santiago’s Instagram grid once again in a chic spring look, rocking a white dress shirt from Halston with a sage and yellow printed skirt from Nigerian brand Orange Culture. The LTW-approved cherry on top? Red sunnies from Cutler and Gross.

 

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And of course, we can’t forget Miranda (played by Cynthia Nixon). On June 1, Nixon was photographed shooting in New York’s Times Square with new cast member Rosie O’Donnell. Nixon wore a teal dress accessorized with a black belt and blue pumps. For her part, O’Donnell’s unnamed character went super casual in jeans and a “Wicked” t-shirt.

 

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The magic fashion factor that makes these And Just Like That… season 3 looks work — specifically when it comes to SJP — is the balance of classic with just the right amount of quirk. The get-ups pair simple silhouettes with pops (like Carrie’s aforementioned amazing hat) and bring in a mix of classic and more of-the-moment designers.

The result, at least so far, has been ‘fits that are to-die-for and somewhat easily replicable. Above all, though, they’re looks we actually want to replicate (because no way would you catch us trying to pass of a pair of rubber cleaning gloves as street style accessories).

Dare we say Sex and the City’s sartorial reign is officially back? Time will tell.

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