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We pick Ms. Bradshaw’s most memorable outfits — for better or for worse — from TV and the movies
Posted on May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm EST
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When Carrie breezes back onto the screen in this perfect white Halston and heels, we're ready to get carried away once again.
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If her dated dress and frizzy half-'do were part of Sex and the City 2's '80s flashback, then fine — unfortunately, it's not.
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Harem pants and fancy footwear work on the streets of Manhattan — not in the deserts of the Middle East.
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In Sex and the City 2, Carrie wears five looks by design house Halston, but this vivid orange maxi dress is the clear standout of the bunch.
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We like the petticoat's nod to the tutu famously featured in Sex's opening sequence, but that skirt plus those stilettos in an Abu Dhabi bazaar — really?!
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Did the camera add 20 pounds — to her flower accessory? One of Carrie's trademark looks goes big for the big screen.
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Carrie's iconic tutu earns itself a cameo in the movie.
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On trend, as always, the ladies go long and colorful (if clashing) with their resort wear. And they're not fierce enough to turn Carrie's heartbroken frown upside down.
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Carrie attempts to pull off a dominatrix-in-winter getup.
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Clearly, these ladies aren't afraid of PETA.
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The only thing cuter than Carrie's sweet summer dress: Stanford!
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BEST and WORST This theatrical, runway-ready Vivienne Westwood gown didn't disappoint fans speculating if Carrie would join Big at the altar. The blue bird in her hair is another issue....
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Flouncy or fitted? Carrie achieves both with one dress.
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Sexy accessories give this look some zsa zsa zsu. But not enough.
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Carrie turns up an '80s-inspired preppy look.
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Her velvet and polka dot ensemble is pure Parisian fairy tale.
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Her love life's a circus, but that's no reason to dress like a ringmaster.
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Always eager to dress the part, Carrie dons her version of Sunday best.
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The Paris episodes of Sex's final season highlighted Carrie at her most glamorous; this stunning black-and-white ensemble was a marvel of pattern and texture. (Bonus points for the supercute luggage.)
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This overloaded outfit proves all writers need a (fashion) editor.
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When dating a politician in season 3, Carrie tries Jackie O. shades on for size.
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The tenty top hid SJP's pregnancy, but what's the do-rag's excuse?
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That blooming pin would become a signature item for Carrie — and her fans.
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Carrie's love for her muskrat coat makes for a serious fur pas.
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Carrie and Samantha show some skin and work some stripes.
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The weird gloves distract from an otherwise cute outfit.
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By this point in season 3, Carrie's love life was a hot mess — her ill-advised affair with the married Big was dooming her relationship with good guy Aidan — but man, did she look good. Windswept!
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We like Carrie's experimentation with patterns, but when the patterns are this boring, the combo just falls flat.
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Metallic accessories make a hot summer dress even spicier.
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''Ugh'' on the Uggs — and is that a bra peeking through?
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We likey the gorgeous gown Carrie was originally going to wear on the runway at season 4's fashion show, before she got stuck with that tragic blazer-and-panties ensemble.
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Scotland on top, Little House on the bottom, and ratty in between.
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Miss Bradshaw suits up in gorgeous pinstripe for her first day at Vogue.
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Looks like it's made out of spandex — and would our girl really wear synthetics?
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Not so sure about the scarf, but that coat? Killer.
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Again with the do-rag? And with sunglasses on top? Who is she, Bret Michaels?
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Red-carpet ready in a sleek, dramatic gown.
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The Phantom of the Opera meets Michael Jackson. Just plain weird.
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Always a classic choice for a New York City girl: simple black.
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If the show was trying to hide Parker's pregnancy, then why give her a dress that draws the eye directly to her belly?
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The parasol is charmingly old-fashioned; the dress, cool and comfy-looking.
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The boots, the fur, that topknot... There are no words.
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Carrie's glittering gold top was perfect for the girls' season 5 trip to Atlantic City.
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We like the ''Carrie'' nameplate necklace — but we're in love with this fresh strawberry bauble.
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What is happening here? Is it Halloween?
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Simple, but clingy enough to grab your attention.