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Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker stages major 80s power dressing moment as she films new scenes for And Just Like That…

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sarah jessica parker and cynthia nixon film new and just like that scenes© Photo: Getty Images
Orin Carlin
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November 17, 2022
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It's fair to say that And Just Like That… divided SATC fans into two pretty distinct camps. On the one hand, there are those who were unimpressed with the spin-off, citing a multitude of issues. Granted, Big's death felt like a sizeable stab in the heart (the shot of the discarded Manolos was enough to make even the most insufferable Carrie haters shed a tear), and the less said about the infamous Che Diaz the better, but in case you missed it, it certainly wasn't all bad.

MORE: 7 of Carrie Bradshaw's most stylish outfits and how to recreate them

Looking at the show through a more favourable lens, And Just Like That… still champions one of the key foundations on which Sex and the City was originally built: fashion.

While legendary costume designer Patricia Field is no longer involved, Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago have been doing a stellar job at curating outfits for the beloved friendship circle as they navigate mid-life. Now that the filming for season two of the spin-off is now well under way, we can't help but get super excited about what's on the horizon.

Cynthia Nixon And Sarah Jessica Parker Film And Just Like That© Photo: Getty Images

New photos taken in New York on Wednesday showed Sarah Jessica Parker, alongside co-star Cynthia Nixon, wearing the most striking ensemble that epitomised 80s glam. Judging by the costumes being worn in the background – a Harry Potter, a hot dog suit, and a bloody surgeon were just a few that caught our attention – it appeared as though the pair were filming a Halloween episode. Spooky season stans? This one's for you.

READ: 7 Carrie Bradshaw-style dresses you need in your life

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Sarah Jessica Parker Filming New Scenes© Photo: Getty Images

Naturally, Carrie's look still felt characteristically stylish, with the fictional heroine staging a major 80s power dressing moment. Rocking a gilded polka dot pussy-bow dress and a metallic pink blazer (which boasted some pretty hefty shoulder pads), the star wouldn't have looked out of place alongside Dolly Parton in comedy film 9 to 5

The concept of power dressing as a trend skyrocketed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as a means of allowing women to establish their authority in the workplace. Driven by the likes of Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, it was all about exaggerated, boxy silhouettes that downplayed the female form, purporting to encourage the acceptance of women in the professional sphere.

Plus, Carrie's vintage copy of Cosmo? Quite possibly the only must-have retro accessory that you can't get from Vestiaire Collective.

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