She's one of our favourite fashionistas on-screen and off, but has she always been so chic? Look back at Sarah Jessica Parker's style evolution here...
Sarah Jessica Parker hit our screens with supporting roles in classics such as like LA Story and Footloose before she landed the part of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City in 1996 (don’t pretend that you don’t know these Sex And The City quotes by heart by now either…), a role that would sky rocket her career – and influence a million and one wardrobes.
The highly successful series made SJP a household name – and Sarah Jessica Parker’s style became the stuff of fashion icon status immediately.
It also earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2000, in her acceptance speech she said: ‘Thank you. I’ve never won anything in my life… I’m not a winner.’ She went go on to pick up the same honour in 2001, 2002 and 2004 – proving that perhaps she really is a ‘winner’ after all!
Alongside those impressive awards, SJP has firmly cemented her fashion icon status, proving her style credentials time and time again, whether it be on the streets of NYC, a red carpet or at a glamorous Hollywood bash, Sarah Jessica Parker never fails to impress.
Now starring in the utterly brilliant Divorce opposite Thomas Hayden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam – SJP has given us a whole new on-screen wardrobe to adore.
Want to revisit some of those incredible 90s fashion moments? Or how SJP takes on off-duty dressing? We’ve rounded-up some of her best ever looks here.
Click through to see them all…
First up, it’s this beautiful off-the-shoulder dress, complete with pleated skirt and matching shoes to attend the New 42nd Street’s 25th anniversary in New York.
Now Sarah Jessica Parker is a total glamazon, an award-winning actress and a style icon to thousands around the world. Not bad for the girl from Ohio.
Next, we loved this incredibly chic off-duty look. Seen out and about in NYC, Sarah took on the shoe of the season, pairing her Mary-Janes with ankle-grazing denim, a monochrome double breasted coat and some statement sunnies.
Taking her turn on the red carpet at the New York Ballet Fall Gala, SJP scored serious style points in this split-front, heavily embellished gown, complete with equally chic Chanel sequined bag.
Stepping out to attend the Hamilton musical in New York, SJP rocks an impressive Elie Saab gown, that’s all kinds of wonderful.
SJP looked as stylish as ever, opting for this blue printed dress and metallic courts for her appearance at the Lexus Design event in NYC.
Sarah Jessica Parker wowed in a Mary Katrantzou dress at the New York City Ballet opening night gala.
The ballet dancers will all perform in costumes designed by Carolina Herrera, Alexander McQueen?s Sarah Burton, Thom Browne, and Mary Katrantzou. The idea? It came from the New York City Ballet’s vice chair, Sarah Jessica Parker, of course.
A black bra under a white lace dress? It shouldn’t work, but it does.
If anyone can pull off an overized printed smock-dress, it’s SJP. Those peep toe booties and signature waves add an elegant twist to this off-duty look, too.
Always ahead of the trends, Sarah Jessica Parker nailed the off-the-shoulder dress way before we began experimenting with this 80’s trend. We love this boho-look on SJP, a bit of bridal inspiration possibly?
Not just reserved for fashion week, SJP gave us all a lesson in shoulder robing with this look. Top marks for the print mash-up, too.
No one does red-carpet dressing like SJP. This elegant pink and black full-volume gown – complete with white elbow gloves and OTT updo – might just be our all time favourite.
Sarah Jessica Parker showed how the right accessories can transform a look. Her silk oyster dress screamed classic chic, but add the multiple necklaces and multicolour clutch and the look receives and instant update. Stunning as ever. (16 April 2008)
Sarah Jessica Parker vamped it up at the 2008 awards in a L’Wren Scott turtle neck number. A pair of white Chistian Louboutin lace-up booties finished off the glamorous look.
Hhmmm, not sure about this look SJP, nothing’s worse than trying to channel Audrey Hepburn but not quite hitting the mark, at the Sex and the City: The Movie DVD launch party in New York. (18 September 2008)
Carrie would be so proud! SJP makes sure all eyes are on her Nina Ricci dress at the Sex and the City film premiere in New York. (27 May 2008)
Sarah Jessica Parker weaved her own bit of magic last night in a high-drama Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, which, surely, had other celebs tripping up the red carpet. Some critics have panned SJP’s full-on fantasy styling, but if there’s one bash you can get away with OTT, it’s the Oscars. The Sex and the City star teamed her Disney dress with Fred Leighton jewels, a Ferragamo clutch and, in the other hand, hubby Matthew Broderick. Love the tight-fitting, beautifully embroidered corset divine. (22 February 2009)
Sarah Jessica Parker took London by storm when she hit Leicester Square for the premiere of Did You Hear About the Morgans? The stylish star braved the cold in this teeny tiny L’Wren Scott dress, teamed with purple Charlotte Olympia courts and a silver snake necklace by jeweller S.J. Phillips. (9 December 2009)
Sarah Jessica Parker was all dressed up and ready to party when she arrived at Fuse TV in New York. SJP was rocking a seriously sparkly tulip skirt and satin bustier top, paired with glittering courts and a bold-shouldered jacket. A bright burst of neon came courtesy of her pink Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. (16 November 2009)
As one of New York’s best-loved fashionistas, it was only natural that Sarah Jessica Parker stole the show at the city’s style-fest: Fashion’s Night Out. She hit the Oscar de la Renta party in a printed tee, full magenta skirt and black skyscraper heels. Carrie would be proud! (11 September 2009)
It may be more than a decade ago that Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet in this stunning blush beaded gown – but doesn’t she look divine? Matching her skin tone to perfection, SJP’s Richard Tyler creation was designed from acres of beaded tulle. Heaven.