HERE’S HOW CELEBS ROCKED THE CARRIE BRADSHAW’S ‘NAKED DRESS’ IN 2019
Believe us, Carrie would definitely approve of it!
Very few shows enjoy that abject loyalty and a cult sartorial following, the way ‘Sex And The City’ does. The show became an institution and Carrie Bradshaw, a fashion Goddess! Often described as the queen of emotional dressing, Carrie’s many outfits have become a pop culture sensation. But contrary to popular belief, her infamous ‘naked dress’ was coined by none other than Charlotte York from the popular American sitcom ‘Sex And The City’. So much so that it became a cultural lexicon that changed the way women defined ‘sexy’! Short, tout and slinky, the dress redefined sensuality in more ways than one. An insider fact: The nude coloured DKNY slip dress was also the one Carrie Bradshaw wore to seduce Mr. Big on their first date. Needless to say, she succeeded! Fast forward to more than 15 years later, the dress still reminds of that gentle nonchalance, the general insouciance that lies in the core of seduction.
The naked dress became a symbol of power and confidence that inspired many Indian and international celebrities to wear different renditions of it, albeit, with a millennial twist! So while Emma Roberts wore it with a touch of sophistication, Priyanka chose to exude her inner Hollywood Goddess avatar in a feathered mini! Whatever may be the case, the fated dress is back and we have none other than the top celebrities to validate the trend.
PeeCee wore this dress at Joe Jonas’ 30th birthday bash and boy, she looked stunning! The sheer feathered Ralph and Russo dress was part retro and part sexy. Sure, Priyanka is no stranger to ‘naked’ dresses; remember the polka-dotted one she wore recently? The tulle dress is what cocktail dream are made of! If you’re looking to invest in a fall/winter piece this year, let it be this.
Photo credits: Harper’s Bazar (L), Ralph and Russo (R)
Kangana is often touted as an experimental dresser and this outfit stands true to that claim. Sure, this dress is not for the faint-hearted but we love how she gave a new spin to the thigh-high slit. The green Ermanno Scervino floral evening gown is definitely what Carrie would wear in the New York Upper Eastside. The cinched waist and the asymmetrical hem would compliment someone with a tall frame. The icing on the cake? That garter belt and stocking!
We were pleasantly surprised when we saw the junior Roberts in this bold avatar at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Perhaps this is the dress to choose if you want to look sexy yet sophisticated at the same time. The encrusted shimmer and an attached bodice is what gives it a millennial twist. We can definitely imagine Carrie wearing this with her Manolo pumps at a red carpet event of a magazine.
This Raisa and Vanessa dress not only combines two of fall’s hottest trends - ruffles and lilac, it also gives a spin to the quintessential mini dress. The definition of a 'naked dress' is wide and ever-changing. It has the illusion of being sexy without tapering on the negative connotation of being ‘scantily clad.’ This ruffled masterpiece is a true definition of subtlety combined with a tinge of sassy. Brownie points to the Victorian detail high collar.
This pink Dolce & Gabbana dress is what millennial barbie dreams are made of! Katrina wore this ruched number at Manish Malhotra’s after-party at the Lakme Fashion Week recently. Must say, she looked gorgeous but it was the ruched tulle dress that combines femininity and high octane glamour. Everything from the corset detailing to the subtle sheer spell elegance and class. Don’t know about you but we are sure about this look’s relevancy for a date night.
Photo credits: SpotboyE (L), Matches Fashion (R)
So which look are you stealing to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion statement?
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