Its skin-clinging curves and sexy one shoulder style, combined with a delicate powder-blue color, would make it a dress women love. 

But this £185 body-hugging frock by American designer Norma Kamali is not just any dress. 

This is the new ‘Carrie’ dress, worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the forthcoming Sex And The City spinoff. Already sending fans around the globe into meltdown.

One fan exclaimed, “There is a God!” Carrie is back! This is THE dress!

Fashion expert Eliza Scarborough said: 'It's a grown-up, more elegant version of the original Carrie dress'

Eliza Scarborough, fashion expert said: “It’s an elegant, grown-up version of the original Carrie gown.”

Sarah Jessica Parker on the 'Sex And The City: The Movie' film set, New York, America, November 2007

Sarah Jessica Parker in New York, America, November 2007, on the film set of ‘Sex and The City: The Movie.

Sarah Jessica Parker seen on the set of 'And Just Like That...' the follow up series to 'Sex and the City' in July, 2021

Sarah Jessica Parker seen at the set of “And Just Like That …’ the continuation series to “Sex and the City” in July 2021

Another woman wrote about the design after seeing it: “If I died tomorrow, I have reached fashion Nirvana.”

An online version of this dress with a slightly longer skirt than the one Parker wore has already sold out. 

Designer Kamali says that Parker’s demand for the same style has forced her to create a replica.

According to a source, And Just Like That is a HBO show that was broadcast on Sunday. The Mail was told by a source: “Fashion is more then just fashion for Sex And The City lovers. 

‘When the show first started, it was the very first time strong, confident females and the friendships that they formed had been seen on television. 

“And fashion was integral to all of that.”

The £35 million new series picks up the story of girl-about-town Carrie Bradshaw and her loyal girl gang, sweet Charlotte and lawyer Miranda, ‘as they navigate their way through their 50s’.

And while much has changed – man-eating Samantha is out after an infamous real-life falling-out between Kim Cattrall, who plays her, and Parker – the show’s obsession with fashion has not.

The original Carrie gown was a body-hugging charcoal mini dress that aired in season 2. It was featured in 1999. It was paired with a Gucci bag vintage and tall heels. Vogue called it ‘iconic’ as well as ‘one the greatest SATC looks ever’. 

Although the origins of the Carrie dress are a mystery, many designers copied it and tens to thousands of copies appeared on the high streets.

Last night, Ms Kamali revealed that the powder-blue number is officially known as the Diana dress. It was named after a staff person and was originally created in the 1970s. 

She said, “Then it had been done again in 1980s, but upgraded with fabric and I added a suit.” “About five-years ago, I redid Diana in the current fabric. It’s easy-care and travel-friendly, it’s affordable, looks great in tons, and it’s very versatile.

“The sales through Covid increased each month. Surprise! Just when we thought we had sold out of Dianas, we saw SJP in the powder-blue Diana. 

“She had the dress cut shorter and we are adding that length. We plan to fill many orders.

Eliza Scarborough, fashion expert, said that it was a more sophisticated and elegant version of the Carrie original dress. 

‘But the flashy shoulder and figure-hugging material show us she’s still got the stuff and tells other fiftysomethings that they don’t have to wear dowdy clothes due to their age.

‘Carrie usually dresses to flatter other women. My husband would, for instance, look at many of her outfits that women love, and think, “Oh my God!” What is that? The blue version may appeal to men as well as women, just like the original little-black dress.

As the show continues to film in New York, dozens of websites have been created to analyze every outfit captured on set.

There is even an official account, which teases fans with behind- the-scenes glimpses of new outfits and ‘Easter eggs’ – nods to beloved favourite outfits such as the tulle skirt Carrie wore in the opening credits of the original series.

Pairing the blue Manolo Blahnik heels Carrie wore for her modest wedding to Mr Big at Sex And The City 2008 are shown with a sophisticated, green outfit.

Other recycled pieces seen in the new series are also benefiting from the Carrie effect

Other recycled pieces are also included in the new series, which also benefits from the Carrie effect

Makers of the 'Roger', a studded leather belt that Carrie first paired with a hot pink Oscar de la Renta dress in 2002, had to put the accessory back into production after pictures of Parker wearing it in the reboot emerged

After Parker photographed it in the new reboot, makers of the ‘Roger’ studded leather belt, which Carrie first paired with a hot-pink Oscar de la Renta dress, had to return the accessory to production

Then there is the return of a classic purple-sequined £2,850 Fendi ‘Baguette’ bag which a robber snatched from Carrie during the original series as she wailed: ‘That isn’t a bag – it’s a Baguette!’

The Carrie effect also benefits other recycled pieces that are included in the new series.

After Parker wore it in the reboot, the makers of the ‘Roger, a studded leather belt Carrie first paired in 2002 with a hot pink Oscar de la Renta gown, had to bring the accessory back in production.

Ruth Sack, codesigner of American brand Streets Ahead, stated that she came across SJP wearing their belt on Instagram just like everyone else. It just went insane.

“We received messages via Instagram, emails, and phone calls asking people where they could purchase it.

Buy another Eiffel of Carrie classic bag 

The iconic ‘Eiffel Tower bag’ that Carrie first took on a romantic trip in Paris with Mr Big in the original Sex And The City movie is one of the most prominent accessories in the new series.

It is seen in a scene where Carrie stands on a bridge alone. This leads to speculation that the bag might contain Mr Big’s ashes which Carrie will tip into River Seine.

Created by LA-based designer Timmy Woods, the £1,800 bag is made of acacia wood studded with 6,300 Swarovski crystals.

Woods made another one for And Just Like That.


“We couldn’t even make the belt anymore so we had to put it back into production. We produced 50 belts, and they sold out in less than two hours. We sold out of another batch of 100 belts, so we have it back in full production.

Ms Sack revealed the £143 belt wasn’t named before it appeared in the original series. “Carrie Bradshaw actually referred to it as Roger in one of the episodes, so we decided not to change it.

Ms. Sack stated that the show’s power to drive sales is evident more clearly on social media than it was in the past.

She stated that she sold thousands of the belts the first time. “Now, it’s crazy even before the show’s out.

“Social media made it available to everyone. People who have purchased the belt have come all over the globe.

Charlotte Gladwin, social media specialist at Rebecca Abigail PR said: “With social media there’s a constant need for content.

‘The days when secrets and mystery were all that surrounded us are over. It’s not common for a TV show on social media to be so transparent. This is due to a combination of practical reasons and to increase awareness and build hype.

They’re out filming in New York’s streets. These shots will be available because everyone has a phone camera. It’s better to have control of the content than to let it go.

“It’s also an excellent way to reassure fans. Although Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte are older, we can see that the clothes they are wearing are still in the forefront of fashion.

“It’s reassuring knowing it’s still Carrie, yet Carrie 2.0.”

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN – Thank God that the Sex and The City costumes designers forgot to tell us what to wear when we work from home

Welcome back Carrie Bradshaw. We have missed you terribly, but we are missing your wardrobe even more. So it’s no surprise that weeks before the hugely anticipated launch of the updated Sex And The City – And Just Like That – we’ve already seen pictures of a new scene-stealing dress.

Remember the Carrie first dress? The clinging charcoal mini she wore season two, with tanned bare feet and a vintage Gucci bag. The Carrie dress that became the most beloved by SATC enthusiasts.

As we report opposite, the same loyal followers are already slaving over the new powder-blue Norma Kamali outfit (pre-order now available) even before it hits our screens.

Kamali, the 1980s Queen Of Stretch, has seen a revival in recent times, so our Carrie is on-trend in her choice.

Called the Diana dress, this one-shouldered, clinging £160 tube of polyester and spandex is fashionably calf-length rather than the thigh-hugging number of the 1990s but has the same sassy, urban feel, especially teamed with a metallic blazer, staggering Aquazzura-crystal sandals and a down-to-business, scraped-back hairdo.

This will be the first of many looks for Carrie fans to love or love to hate in the new series, since her wardrobe over the years has become ever more outrageous – and divisive.

Carrie and her friends seem to be going through a rapid rise in Manhattan action, so there is no sign of a gradual decline into middle age.

Patricia Field was the original SATC costume designer. Her unique style often combined vintage with designer elements made her famous. She was the perfect choice to launch the series at a time when high fashion was just beginning to mainstream.

Never before SATC would it have been possible to name-check a shoe designer (Manolo Bolnik) and a handbag (“Fendi Baguette”) in a television drama. (Fields is currently engaged to Emily In Paris, where the same costume template is a major part of its success.

Molly Rogers, formerly of The Devil Wears Prada (and Ugly Betty), is the chief costume designer this time.

It’s a place where fashion is hugely enjoyable.

There’s no indication that Carrie and Miranda, as well as their new friends Lisa (played in Nicole Ari Parker) or Seema (Sarita Chudhury), got the same “What to Wear Working from Home” memo as most of us.

Too many of us have spent the past 18 month wrapped in tracksuits, duvets, pyjamas, and trainers. However, such items aren’t featured in this series, except for Carrie’s gigantic Cynthia Rowley puffer coat, spotted on the fan Instagram account @justlikethat, while she clutches her beloved Eiffel Tower Bag.

They also don’t seem interested in the new gender-fluid, androgyny trend or the ultra-modest prairie housewife style. Thank heavens.

No Carrie or her friends are still wearing the same kind of dresses that attracted the attention of their Toxic Bachelors back then. They also have stunningly high, strappy heels and a bag collection that rivals Victoria Beckham’s.

Never compromise on normcore style. Never under-accessorize.

It’s not easy to pull off the same trick with eight series and two movies.

The times have changed. Carrie and her friends are now navigating a different sexual climate than the ‘have sex with a man’ years.

There are no signs that they will stop being wild about fashion.