10 Years Later: Lessons I Learned From “Sex and the City”

Can you believe it’s been nearly 10 years since the last episode of Sex and the City aired? With the constant re-runs airing on several different networks, it’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since we last saw the foursome Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte battling life, love and friendship.

Sex and the City was by far one of the most fashion forward, innovative, and in-tune television shows of all time. It single handily gave women not only a voice of reason in relationships and friendships; but it also shined a light on the “think-tank” behind a woman’s thoughts, decisions, and maneuvers. This show was by far the best representation of the many different women that reside in every city, town, state, or country. It was a global example of the normal everyday woman and the problems she faces.

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The fashion was one of the biggest lessons I took away from the show. Not only did I learn about high-fashion wear and the difference between Coco Chanel and Dior, but I also learned what Christian Louboutin’s (aka Red Bottoms) were. This show was the first show that I ever saw them on a characters feet.  Remember the “Big” deal Carrie made about those pink red bottom heels that she was going to wear on her farewell date with Mr. Big in the “I Love NY” episode? FAB!!!

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I also loved the fact that each woman distinctively displayed a different style on the show and carried that style all the way out until the second movie.

Carrie was one heck of  a personality! She was vibrant, fun, and very unique. She could easily transition (in one episode nonetheless) from high-fashion couture to southern chic and trendy. She was clearly the fashion “it” girl on the show.


Charlotte was more conservative and meek which showed in her style of dress. It was rare that you saw her in a “freakum” dress or wearing anything too revealing. From classic peplum to sheath dresses, she was certainly the first lady type.


Miranda had an awkward girl vibe. She’s that girl in high school that hung out with all the popular kids but you could never figure out why. Turns out she’s really smart…that’s why. She mastered the comfy chic look with maxi dresses, and jeans but never over extended her wardrobe.



Now Samantha on the other hand was fierce, fiery, and sexy. At times she would be overly sexy, but she could easily revamp herself into a high fashion wearing diva. Similar to Carrie, she took risk with her fashion but in a trashy way. But that’s the beauty of Samantha, even when she was trashy she was always HOT!!!





Fashion wasn’t the only thing I learned from the hit show. It also taught me about surviving the disasters of love and coping with heartbreak. Each woman taught me something individually about life, love, and self.








Porsha Deshannon

Porsha Deshannon is a freelance writer and lives in Atlanta, GA. She began her career as a journalist for The Urban News in Asheville, NC and Assistant Editor for the Hilltop News. She is an avid fashion follower and writes cutting-edge style and beauty articles that inspire women to be there absolute best.

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