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You can’t think of fashion in New York City without Carrie Bradshaw waltzing through your mind in her Manolo Blahniks. Whilst New York could be slightly out of reach for your hen celebrations you can always bring a slice of the Big Apple to you, embracing the Sex And The City look for your hen night. Whether you’ve planned a SATC themed party, or you’re just after a little nod to your favourite character, you can always find fashion inspiration in the form of Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha or the ultimate fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw herself. 



Carrie Bradshaw’s most iconic look has to be her tulle tutu skirt. It appears in the opening credits of each episode, gaining itself a starring role and becoming one of the most memorable fashion pieces of the Sex and the City world. ASOS do a great range of tulle skirts at both midi length and maxi if you’re wanting a more subtle nod to Carrie’s style without looking like you’re playing dress up. Team with a fitted top to balance the fullness of the skirt, either plain to keep focus on the tulle, or embellished to create a dramatic contrast.



Tulle skirts with sequin embellishments sewn in from Coast add an extra fun element for girly look - perfect for an elegant afternoon tea with the girls. If a tutu isn’t really your thing but you love the big shape that it gives, try using tulle as an underlay of a large midi skirt for a similar affect. The skirt, above, from Coast chinches in your waist for the desired effect. Check out Topshop for similar styles too. Rebecca Weinberg, one of the show’s costume designers picked up the tutu for just $5, so if Carrie’s famous skirt can tell us anything it’s that fashion doesn’t have to break the bank. 



For the ultimate Sex and the City accessory there is no other like Carrie’s “Carrie” necklace. Online stores such as Not On the High Street and Esty have plenty of options for creating your own personalised necklaces in rose gold, silver or the original gold of Carrie’s “ghetto” jewellery. If you’re having a SATC themed hen party it can be a perfect memento to give to each of your hens, personalised with each of their names as a themed memory of your hen party together. 



Any Sex and the City fan knows how much the four women love their shoes, with Carrie once even calling herself the “old woman who lives in her shoes”. With Carrie’s love of Manolo Blahniks known by all, her most famous by far are her royal blue pair, with the added romance of her wearing them for her wedding to Big. Kurt Geiger’s Carvela Lotty blue satin court shoes are an identical high street steal at the fraction of the price and are a great way to add a little Sex and the City pop to a hen party outfit. Wear with a simple black dress or jumpsuit to let the shoes do the talking, adding silver sparkly jewellery to match the broach on the toes of the courts.



Adding a little bit of Sex and the City style is a great way of bringing the fun of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda to your own hen party and create a sophisticated, glamorous, fashionable party like they would have. No matter what sort of event you’re planning on having for your hen party there are so many little subtle ways for you and your guests to bring the glamorous lifestyle of New York, whether it be shoes, clothes or having a few of Carrie’s infamous Cosmopolitans!

Image Credits: MBodish.com | Coast | Marie Claire | Kurt Geiger | HBO
Lydia Stevenson

Lydia loves nothing more than spending weekends shopping for the latest styles with friends, or curled up with a fabulous fashion magazine!



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