Is shopping your cardio? Do you have a Carrie Bradshaw closet full of dresses? I thought so. Ever notice that Miss Bradshaw is not an outfit repeater? Are you a bit of a Carrie in this respect? Maybe you own a million dresses but only really use four of them. One of them is a worn out rag tied to magical memories! How did I know? Your horoscope said so.
In the event that you want to reduce your carbon waste, you only need four types of dresses in your closet. These classic dresses are versatile and figure flattering for all body types. They are not restricted to the Carrie body type, no need to worry!
A Shirtdress from Aidan
If you own a million dresses one of them should be a shirtdress. We’re not saying that you should straight up copy Carries look from Season 3, we’re not all as leggy as SJP. Regardless if you have legs for days, the shirtdress is key for a Patricia Field closet.
The shirtdress comes in multiple cuts and patterns. You can choose a straight cut midi shirtdress, an A-line dress with a belt in the middle, or a mini dress for example. The dress is easy to dress up with a pair of heels and a slick-back do or dress it down with a pair of sneakers and a denim jacket. Take a look at the Culture Smock Dress Beige for a Carrie lookalike vibe.
Big’s Dress isn't Little
The LBD isn’t exactly synonymous with Carrie Bradshaw, it’s a little simpler than she is. We’ve all heard of the columnists famous “I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet”. Adapt this attitude when it comes to the LBD. A good – dare I say a GREAT classic piece is something worth investing in. Carrie would agree. And girl own a million dresses.
The little black dress comes in many shapes and sizes. What’s great about the little black dress is because it will never go out of style. Even a trend based black dress is going to be relevant until it falls to pieces. The midi up dress in black is an excellent example of this.
Jack Berger's Wrap Floral Dress
Who doesn't love the wrap floral dress? The asymmetrical hem and sleeve lines continue to prevail in today’s biggest trends. Hopefully if you own a million dresses, the floral wrap is included.
“It’s the rule of life that everything you have ever wanted comes the second you stop looking for it.” Girl, don’t we know it. The task of finding the perfect floral wrap dress is a hard one. If you find it to be impossible, settle for a floral dress or a wrap dress. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to stop looking for what you want and what you need will show up. Have you seen the Summer Breeze Dress?
A-Line Dress stands for Alexandr Petrovsky
Ok, so this isn’t teeeechnically a dress. But it’s pretty hard to forget Carries J’adore Dior 8 shirt with a purple tulle skirt. Or the ballerina tulle dress. Or the green tulle dress. Do you think Patricia Field liked tulle? There's no other SATC quote that symbolizes the use of tulle, “It wasn’t logic. It was love”. If you own a million dresses and were alive in 2010, look deep into your closet. Trust me, it is there. Forgotten, alone, and afraid. No, terrified because 2010 was 8 years ago and SATC last aired 14 years ago.
The A-Line dress small on top and has a thicker skirt. It’s almost a ball-gown look that any shape and any age can pull off. It’s a great party dress you can find throughout various price points. Take a look at the Dorothy Skirt.
If you own a million dresses but only use four, that’s a pretty nice problem to have. Reduce Co2 emission by purchasing dresses that you’re actually going to wear. Not only will you save dollars, but the environment too. The Pink Martini editorial team will leave you with a Carrie quote.
“Maybe the past is like an anchor, holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.”
That old rag dress tied to the memories, throw it away and update your closet. Memories last a lifetime, things don’t.