Normally, we’re against this sort of thing for her, but this is so “Carrie Bradshaw goes to the Ballet Gala” that we can’t help feeling a little affectionately toward it. But you should brace yourself, because when you really think about it, you just know Carrie would show up at the Gala in something pretty off-the-wall.
Yes, those are sheer sleeves with cuffs. Yes, the shoulder puffs are two different sizes. Since this is the kind of dress that actually takes a minute or two for all the details to swim into focus, we thought we’d help the process along for you. We’re all very busy and don’t have time to stare at a dress like it’s a math problem, darlings.
Having said all that, we honestly do love this for her. It’s a dress for throwing a drink in Mr. Big’s face. We can gleefully admit that we hate the elements we’ve listed already, plus the sheer back and the irregular hem. None of it is to our taste and yet all of it is exactly on point for her. It’s got that fairy tale-adjacent quality crossed with a vintage undertone and sprinkled with some off-the-wall elements that pretty much defined Carrie Bradshaw’s style and subsequently, a great deal of Sarah Jessica’s style in the years to follow. It may not be a design that we love but it’s absolutely her dress to wear.
Giles Red Gown from the Fall 2016 Couture Collection
Fred Leighton Jewelry
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Shoes
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