It’s unlikely you’ve made it to this point in your life without hearing of ‘Sex and the City’. What’s more, in recent years you’ll have to of lived on an island, alone, to have not heard about the on-screen drama Sex and The City brought with it and the movie which changed how we all viewed the most popular of the cast. But… one thing you will have noticed was one of the main principles of the show: fashion. Each character has their own sense of style and owns it proudly. So, we’ve decided to delve into one of our favourite characters: Samantha Jones and find out exactly what outfits made her popular and links to similar outfits we think you will love.
The Bright Yellow Note
Just like Samantha, the actor who played her, Kim Cattrall, is known for her formal, fashionable, envy-worthy clothes. One of, quite literally, the brightest cover-ups she wore was the enviable yellow coat. Bright as a button, powerful worthy and definitely perfect for almost every occasion. We too love this coat, and you can grab it at a steal for £69 from our online store. What’s more, it also comes in six other shades: black, cobalt blue, ivory, navy blue, virtual pink and electric red.
Buy Here: Diva Weston Bolero – Bright Yellow £69
The Power Red Suit
When we think of the words ‘power suit’ put together, we’d be forgiven for conjuring “up images of wide, built-up shoulder pads and boxy looks.” However, “nowadays, a power suit is any expertly tailored conservative suit worn with bold colours that tell your audience that you’re competent and confident.” Take a quick peek at Samantha Jones in her power peplum-esque skirt suit and tell us that she doesn’t look confident!
What’s more, the outfit can easily be broken up with colour blocking other shades, like with a black coat or a yellow skirt, for example. Here we’ve opted for our SEED Dawlish range, which includes a Dawlish Jacket, in Salsa Red (just like Samantha’s!) as well as a Dawlish Skirt, also available in Salsa Red. The stunning vibrancy of this suit shouts all sorts! What’s more, we also have both of these products available in different shades, so should you wish to you could mix and match. Other shades include both Navy Blue & Black.
The Red Dress
Whilst we know that Samantha Jones play sophistication and formality well, we also know she is partial to the odd night out on the town. We also know that when this happens, all rules are off and she brings out the big guns in looking AHMAZING. With plenty to choose from, we went with this (Samantha Jones wearing a low V-Neck-style dress in bright red). To match with Samantha, you could also get your hands on a thick choker-style necklace to complete the look.
As with the majority of our ranges, you can get them in a number of shades! Our vibrant Athens Short Dress comes in an additional nine shades, including black, celeste blue, fiesta orange, navy blue, dusty coral, empire yellow, freesia yellow, tropic teal and fusion indigo!
Buy here: Athens Sleeveless Short Pencil Dress
The Glitter Halter Neck
Our favourite LBD gets a refurb in our Hannah Glitter Dress. Gone at the simple straps, in comes the halter. Out with the plain black shade, in comes the black glitter! What more could you want? Definitely one for a night out on the town!
Halter Neck Dresses are perfect for showcasing shoulders, what’s more, halter necklines also help to balance petite women who have broad shoulders because it helps to proportions their top halves with their bottom halves [source: thepinkbrunette].
Buy here: Hannah Glitter Dress
Accessories to Wear with a Halter Neck Dress
Where halter neck dresses gather around the neck, you can choose accessories that would work in your favour. Depending on the style of dress you may have a solid front, or as the above designs it may feature a cut-out, so it’s a good idea to face away from the shoulder/chest area and instead focus on other parts of the body. We suggest statement earrings, like these speak-for-themselves cuties.
A Statement Coat
Adding a statement coat, particularly one in a bright colour, can completely, and instantly, transform your outfit. Echoing Samantha Jones in a scene from SATC, she wears a stunning bright yellow coat. You can get your hands on our Twilight coat for £129. What’s more, we also offer this coat in an additional twelve shades!
Buy here: Twilight Long Sleeve Coat.
Buy here: Waterfall Jacket
The Cut Out
Show off your shape with this stunning teal number, with a choker style neckline and cut out. The perfect dress to pop on for date night or an evening out with the girls.
With a collar having the v-neckline cut out, a concealed zip and it being created using bi-stretch fabric you're guaranteed to be looking comfortable fashionable.
Buy here: Galway Dress
8. The Twilight Coat
Wearing a cover up is pretty essential all year round, whether it’s the cooler summer nights after the evening sun sets or in the middle of winter when you’re wishing you had brought a coat (…boots and perhaps even a hat and scarf, right?). Now, this coat is rather daring because of one thing: it’s white. Are you daring enough? Don’t’ fret if not, we do have it in an additional 12 shades! The Twilight Long Sleeve Coat, similar to Samantha’s may we say, features hidden side pockets and a tie belt at the waist. What’s more it’s tailored for a flattering fit all whilst being created using bi-stretch fabric. Win-win!
Buy here: Twilight Coat at £129
9. Those Red Trousers
Fitted trousers are a wardrobe staple. Easily taken from office to bar, you can dress them up with a formal top or throw on a loose cardigan for a chilled stroll. Here we have Samantha pictured in a strong-bold red fitted trousers, similar to our Diva Fitted Trousers that you can get your hands on for £79, with an optional 5 shades to choose from.
Our Diva trousers offer elegant style, whilst being tailored to fit any figure. What's more, they are created using ripple crepe fabric and offer a straight style - so they're perfect with wearing flats or heels.
Buy here: Diva Fitted Trousers
10. The Faux Leather Skirt
And last, but by no means least, we have sophistication, sleekness and the utterly chic: This Faux Leather skirt comes in 4 shades (black, burgundy, mahogany rose and mother of pearl). It's a faux leather knee length skirt, in stunning quality, which also comes with a concealed zip fastening at the back.
The choice is yours on whether you take inspo from Samantha’s style. Perhaps you could opt for a black blazer-type coat like our Dawlish coat. Or, you could opt for a full style, sleeveless, number like our Seed Harvard design – which would suit perfectly with matching coloured shoes. However you choose to wear it, it's guaranteed to make it's mark.
Buy here: Ashford Faux Leather Skirt at £69
How to Wear Accessories with your Dress
As the image attached shows, you should wear the following accessories with your dress styles like so:
- Tube-Style Top/Dress - small statement neckline.
- One Shoulder/Halter Neck Dress - Statement Earrings
- Off-Shoulder/Bardot Dress - statement necklace.
Samantha Jones' Statement Makeup
No 'Samantha SATC look' is complete without the chic makeup that both completes and compliments her look. In an issue of Makeup Artist Magazine, The List website shared some of the specific products that some of the cast simply adored. Included was Samantha's noted 'anything-but-boring neutral lips' and how they were in fact painted on using the FACE Stockholm Pot and Laura Mercier Natural Lips Lip Pencil. [FCH] Furthermore, her makeup included plenty of Laura Mercier products including Creme Eye Colour, Brow Pencil and foundation - with blotting powder from MAC and mascara from Kevyn Aucoin.
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