Alrighty, we are moving forward with Sex and the City week over here at Fab Glance. Yesterday, I featured the looks of Charlotte (one of my fave characters from the series). Today we focus on the straight-laced lawyer, super-mom, and Carrie’s best friend, Miranda.
If you are familiar with the series, you noticed that of all the ladies, Miranda’s look improved season by season. I like the direction her character too (fashion-wise) because that is the natural progression of women in real-life. You learn your body, you start to dress better, and you find what works for you as the years pass.
I love the season when Miranda had a baby. Cynthia Nixon really gained 20lbs to simulate a post-baby body. Patrica Fields, the wardrobe stylist for SATC series/movies really conveyed a strong message for the female viewers out there: You can still be sexy after having a baby.
Miranda has a straight body-type, almost athletic and she doesn’t have much of a waist. Women with this shape have to focus on creating an hour-glass silhouette. That means adding:
- lots of belts that cinch your waist
- lots of contrast colors that bring attention to your assets
- graphic designs
- some form fitting dress
- some a-line dresses
Take a look at Miranda by Day (below). You see, she’s all business, but continues to be fashionable. Chunky jewelry, men’s style watch, a thick belt, and sexy heels bring a boring and basic career suit up to fashion flexing status.
For going out, our Miranda types are all about strategic color and graphic design. Notice how this dress’ design creates a waist for an otherwise straight girl. In the series, Miranda is never scared of a good accessory, but never goes for more than two big items in an ensemble at one time.