Years after Sex and the City left the small screen, the blush pink tutu that Sarah Jessica Parker sports in the opening credits is no less memorable for the show's devoted fans. I've always been ambivalent about the tutu myself, but I was reminded of it when I spotted the 'Notte' dress by Marchesa recently. Underneath the A-line chiffon skirt and beaded bodice lurks the spirit of Carrie Bradshaw, yearning to get out.
At $795 on net-a-porter.com, perhaps the spirit of Carrie Bradshaw will remain buried a little while longer. For those who want the look but don't relish the price tag, there is an alternative--the 'Strata' dress from modcloth.com. Admittedly it's still a splurge at $199.99, but just look at all that pleating and the exquisite ruffles in the skirt! It's just as likely to induce ballerina fantasies as its Marchesa cousin.