Sarah Jessica Parker Just Wore the Summer Dress That Suits Everyone

Sarah Jessica Parker is considered the original poster girl for New York street style thanks to her role as Carrie Bradshaw, however, this year her city outfits have rarely been documented. Yesterday though SJP was photographed walking to lunch with Michelle Obama, and the shots look like they could be promotional material for another chapter of Sex and the City. 

SJP wore a printed maxi dress with a fitted shirred bodice, oversized puffy sleeves and delicate ruffles on the skirt. She then paired her breezy maxi with a pair of gold block-heel pumps with an oversized crystal buckle, gold medallion necklaces and a pair of classic aviators. Swap the shoes for sandals and this is an outfit that could be just as appropriate for the beach, as it is for lunch with the former first lady.

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Shirred dresses have become increasingly popular this summer thanks to brands like Rhode, Dôen and Sleeper, which are using it in their cult designs. If you're not exactly sure what a shirred dress is, it's when the fabric has horizontal lines of thin elastic thread stitched into it in order to draw the fabric together and create a stretchy, flattering panel that will snugly fit waists but also expand. 

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