I've seen every episode of Sex and the City at least once and admired (and questioned) plenty of Carrie Bradshaw's bold style choices. Still, I was in for a surprise a few weeks ago when I fell back under its spell (thank you, HBO Go) and started the series over from the very beginning.
I cringed over the early scenes when Carrie talks to the camera, and sat raptly as Carrie planned her first date with Mr. Big. And then something happened: Carrie slid into a slinky DKNY dress—a nude slip super-fans know as the naked dress. When I first watched the show, the term naked dress meant nothing special, but with its current popularity among the fashion set, suddenly it jumped out at me.