Are you more of a Miranda than a Carrie? Then we will totes hook you up with the scoop on how to get Cynthia Nixon’s red carpet look from the “Sex and the City 2” premiere. It’s easy: take any black strapless dress and add a brooch at the bust. Although Nixon was not wearing a brooch at the premiere, as the feather-like ornament was actually just part of her dress, we can pull the look off with a brooch without having to find a dress that has that embellishment attached already. This is a great way to keep your party style fresh, since you can wear a basic dress zillions of different ways by adding different brooches!
If you want to use a brooch just like the one in the photograph, you can get this look for less from Amazon. It’s cubic zirconia, feather shaped, and the best part: only $58.00. You can also choose a brooch that isn’t exactly like Nixon’s to make your own glam statement.
Swarovski also makes fabulous brooches, with prices ranging from $60 to $200, making it a solid source of this accessory. There are many options available, many of which were outlined here on another blog. Of course, if you’re on a tight budget, you could always get an inexpensive dress to lower the costs involved; as long as you get the right brooch, you can make any plain dress come to life!
The key is to make sure the dress is basic; if you look at Cynthia Nixon’s photo from the Sex and the City 2 premiere , you’ll notice her dress is very simple—no ruffles, no complicating stitching, nor lace. We’ve found a great dress that meets these qualifications at Express, shown below and for only $44.50!
The total look would be $102.50, which is quite a steal to get a red-carpet ready look. Plus, you can wear brooches with so much that you can use your brooch many times to turn basic outfits that you own into classy, sophisticated looks!