Kristin Davis in Tory Burch on ‘Good Morning America’

Posted on July 18, 2012

Miss Kristin either woke up and got herself a stylist or she woke up and got herself a clue. Because we’ve been saying for years that she needed to stop dressing like Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and update her style, and it looks to us like she did just that.


Kristin Davis makes an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ in New York City in a Tory Burch sleeveless dress paired with an Yves Saint Laurent bag.

Tory Burch ‘Mariel’ Sleeveless Dress

Yves Saint Laurent Chyc Mini Tweed Leather Bag

She has a tendency toward flared skirts, fussy dresses, and rampant “I’m just a girl” looks that were no longer serving her well. That she dresses like her Sex and the City character wasn’t the issue so much as she dresses like her Sex and the City character in 2002. After all, it could be argued that Sarah Jessica Parker has made a habit of continuing to dress like Carrie Bradshaw and even Cynthia Nixon occasionally goes out looking like an updated Miranda Hobbes. But the operative word here is “updated.” SATC costume designer Pat Field was rightly praised for coming up with 4 distinct and memorable looks that defined the characters and flattered the actresses playing them (for the most part; let us never speak of Carrie’s “granny panties and newsboy cap” getup). It’s perfectly understandable that the actresses involved would work some variation on their characters’ looks because it served them well. The problem with Kristin has always been that she never really updated her look or thought about what Charlotte would be wearing now, vs. what she wore a decade ago. Which is kind of odd when you think about it, since there have been two SATC movies since the show went off the air.

At any rate, this doesn’t look like Charlotte from ten years ago, but we could definitely see her wearing something like this today. It’s sleek and simple, in a great color, and it flatters the hell out of her figure (MUCH more so than the dirndl silhouette). We’re not sure Charlotte would ever wear snakeskin wedges, but we kinda love those shoes. The look says “chic and sophisticated Manhattanite” in a sort of updated Jackie O mode, which is absolutely perfect for her. Well done, Lady.


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  • Love the dress! Love the bag! The shoes are okay, but I’m annoyed with the hair…

  • MsKitty

    Good to see her wearing something grown and sexy for a change.  Keep it up, Ms. Kristin.

  • What a great, summery look! She’d have an easier time escaping Charlotte if she 1) changed her hair, or 2) aged, like, at all. 

  • BazoDee

    Hello 2012!!! So much better!! Updated Jackie-O should be her fashion mantra. She looks great, the color is great. The bag seems a bit heavy for the rest of the outfit. The shoes are not my favorite but I’ll admit they work well here. I think she got a stylist because every single piece is outside her normal wheelhouse. She looks pretty pleased with herself too!

  • colleenjanel

    It’s time for Kristin to embrace that she’s almost 50 and that hairstyle makes her look like she’s trying to hard to not lose grasp of her youth. Time to shake things up … Do some thing drastic.

    • Sobaika


      Okay then, I guess I’m gonna follow her lead and quit drinking. Also employ a last staff of facialists, aestheticians, and surgeons.

      • AthenaJ

        Meh, I give up already. Who wants to join me for a tequila lunch?

        • andcoh

          I’ll take the tequila, but hold the lunch please.

          • AthenaJ

            Don’t worry – a tequila lunch is ALL tequila! 🙂

          • TieDye64

            Then count me in!

    • PLEASE she looks like she’s still 30, she can wear her hair however she likes.

  • teensmom99

    caught a few minutes of her on the show and was waiting to here T & Lo give her kudos.

  • Kyle Crawford

    OMG!!!! It’s NOT Charlotte! 

  • TropiCarla

    Love everything about this, including the bystander in the green dress. 🙂

    • That dress is pretty, isn’t it? Like a more casual version of Pippa Middleton’s reception dress.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      that green dress is fabulous.

    • TieDye64

      I know, I just love it! 

  • hillmad

    Wow, what an improvement. For once, she doesn’t set my teeth on edge!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    finally Miss Charlotte looks au courant, i have some minor quibbles with the bag (it feels too heavy for this look), but it’s so refreshing to see her dressed as something other than a junior bridesmaid i’ll give her a pass on it…

  • Judy_S

    She looks classy, which I guess is the Jackie O referent. The dress is nice but it disappears and you look at her face. Which looks like you’d like to see her playing some non-SATC roles.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think the shoes are kinda brilliant if they’re her personal shoes – a “can wear with multiple outfits without being boring” choice. But if they were provided for the occasion I’d have liked something in a less anonymous tan-brown.

  • TomBord

    snake feet w/a brass ‘ y ‘ and dated shades. 

    the dress is cute but who could notice?

  • CPK1

    I think she looks fab. Love the shoes; very flattering

  • sweetlilvoice

    Adorable….I just love her. I wonder if she is nice in real life?

    “No man says no to Charlotte York!”

  • mjude

    she looks good.

  • SewingSiren

    She looks great , as does the woman behind her in green.

  • RzYoung

    I love every single thing about this outfit. I love her too. Where are those sunnies from !?!

  • MissAnnieRN

    I’d be happy to take those shoes from her closet if it’s getting crowded. Day-um. Have to find me a pair of knock offs.

    • MilaXX

       ASOS has a similar pair for $50

  • Larkin21

    She looks great!

  • Patricia Gillett

    This is a good first step. Next, the hair…

  • Karen Tully

    Really a great dress for her.

  • Judy_J

    I love this look on her.  Well done!

  • SapphoPoet

    She looks great. Dress, bag, shoes–all strong statements. Atta girl!

  • Are shoulder bags coming back?  And I do love those dress and shoes.

  • Celandine1

    This dress is so flattering on her. Yay Kristin, you look great. 

  • Vanja

    Nice dress, very cute shoes, boring bag.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    that dress is SUPER cute.  she looks good and she knows it.  this should be a WERQ.

  • mhleta

    Oh, God, yes! But, would a little jewelry kill ya, honey? A gold cuff? Some brushed gold earrings? A bone through your nose? Something.

  • random_poster

    Yay, Kristin! 

    Does anyone know the shoe designer?  

    • MilaXX

      They’re Tory Burch as well. I think it’s the Sandra wedge. I can’t seem to nail it down. Perhaps TLo’s googlefu will be better than mine.

  • butterflysunita

    She looks terrific.  I love that orange dress.  And don’t think it’s Charlotte at all, not even an updated Charlotte.  

  • Anathema_Device

    Very cute. And she looks so  much better in it than the model does!

  • LinXGUA

    She looks like a 60’s Barbie. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
    I don’t like the shoes; but I love those glasses.

    I don’t know who’s the lady in turquoise, but she’s beautiful.Also, that guy waiting for her autograph has the nicest smile.

  • Zippypie

    Love this look for her – the shape, the color, the shoes, the little zipper details.  She looks fab and like a woman, finally.

  • Lilithcat

    Y’know, comparing the dress on her to the dress on the model gives a perfect example of the idiocy of designers showing clothing on sticks.  It looks like a sad box on the model, but on Kristen, who has an actual figure, it looks good.

    That said, the bag’s too big and the shoes are too clunky.

  • Ozski

    She looks fantastic and I love the wedges BUT I am DYING to trim about three inches from her hair. She is trapped in a coiffure rut!

  • jblaked

    I saw her last week on Bdway and in one long scene she was wearing a negligee.  I always assumed from the way she dressed that she was a bit large in the hips, but no, her bod was fantastic.  Maybe in comparison to stick-thin SJP, she felt she had to wear the full skirts all the time.  Glad to see that she’s not wearing one here.

    • MilaXX

       I know! With the change in silhouette she lost 10lbs.

  • unbornfawn

    She looks great!

  • PinkLemon

    shoes look cheap to me…

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Fabulous! And someone did her hair!

  • Wow, can we get a ‘most improved’ award up in here?

  • sashaychante

    I really love those shoes and the color of the dress for her is great.  She really looks good.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Clean and stylish.

  • kikisayshi

     Love the dress. Hate the shoes.

  • APPLAUSE from me on this look.

  • Sara__B

    Sleek and chic works much better for her than her usual fussy, overly-girly looks. What she needs now is a sleeker hairstyle!

  • aristida_girl

    I love the dress and the bag! the colors are great

  • Introspective

    love this whole look. its definitely a homerun considering the fashion sinkhole she’s been wallowing in for a decade.

    yay for kristin’s divorce from charlotte class of ’02!

  • MilaXX

    I give this a WERQ. This is a tremendous improvement. It even looks like she trimmed a few inches of the hair, which also looks good. Tory Burch is exactly who I imagine a grown up Charlotte would wear. Very mainline fashionable mom. LOVE & covet those shoes.

  • guest2visits

    She looks great; I’m not in love with the wedges – I like the model’s choice better. This is a good look.

  • CarolinLA

    Well, she’s dressing for Aaron Sorkin now not Harry Goldenblatt.

  • Those shoes are SICKENING AND I WANT THEM NOW. Looks good 🙂 

  • Cat_In_A_Hat

    Yes, yes, well done, Kristin. Now if she would only listen to TLo’s other bit of sage advice and change that fricking hair do.

    • sekushinonyanko

      I think the hair IS different. It’s a lighter color and there are more layers. She changed the hair, just not a whole LOT.

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    I want this dress — the kind that could look good on almost any figure.  Very flattering.

  • Very nice.

  • the big winner here is the shoes. ankle straps have been killing her legs for years, and now they look slender, shapely and… bloody hot!

  • LambeeBaby

    I think the dress is great, extremely flattering. Although I like the shoes and the bag I don’t think either one is good with the dress.

  • H3ff

    With the zipper down version it’s a bit like a less slutty version of Charlotte’s Atlantic City look.

  • sooo, who makes the shoes? They’re hot and I want them…any ideas?