Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on July 12, 2011

This is how Sarah Jessica Parker dresses to take her kid to the Harry Potter movie:

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York premiere of ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center New York City in Oscar de la Renta.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Aline Weber

It’s a fantastic dress on its own, and we wouldn’t have recommended pairing a men’s-style sports coat with it, but something about this whole look, from the hair, relatively minimal makeup and jewelry, down to the almost shockingly sensible-looking shoes, is kind of endearingly low-key, or as low-key as one can get on the red carpet. The whole outfit says, “Fine, I’ll wear the dress because that’s what everyone expects, but I’m here with my kid because he’s dying to see this movie.”

And doesn’t that make her seem all the more chic?

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