It’s hard to summarize the legacy of an icon, especially one whose sartorial pursuits have become as revered as that of Carrie Bradshaw.

From her penchant for a Fendi Baguette and Manolo Blahnik to her prowess for turning otherwise discombobulated ensembles into some of the most coveted silhouettes of the late 90s and early 2000s, it seems that Carrie has left a fashionable imprint.

Case in point: the oversized rosette trend.

If you haven’t noticed by now, style savants everywhere are in the chokehold of the craft-forward trend once regularly spotted in the arsenal of our favourite fictional Manhattanite.

From the star-studded red carpets to the supermodel covered runways, social media feeds and now even high-street stores, you can’t turn without being faced with the 90s inspired fabric floral motif.

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Of course, for anyone who lived through the 90s, you’ll know that the rosette redux isn’t new by any means.

Whether it was Tom Ford sending a leather rosette on a sheer mesh top down the runway for Gucci, or nearly every department store stocking their shelves with miniature rosette pointelle tank tops, the contemporary adaptation of the aesthetic is merely just introducing a new generation to the appeal of the feminine floral look.

But who’s to blame for the revival? We’d argue Carrie herself.

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In the year 2000, Carrie first donned the look in the second episode of season three—casually sported in a lilac colour way on a wife beater singlet, no less—and it soon became in high rotation in her wardrobe. This Carrie mainstay even made it through countless relationships (see: Aidan and post-it boy, Berger) and even countless spin-offs.

In the opening scene of Sex And The City: The Movie, Carrie sports an oversized hibiscus rosette on an asymmetrical white dress and even now in And Just Like That, the motif isn’t going anywhere with one of Carrie’s most iconic ensembles from the reboot—the white blazer and teal motif she wore to the recital the night Big died—even featuring embroidered design.


But fast forward to now, it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Celebrity-adored labels like Saint Laurent, Magda Butrym and Fanci Club have all regularly featured the rosette motif in their collections, with style savants like Hailey Bieber and Zendaya gravitating towards this look.



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On the red carpet, the rosette was adorned by the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Harry Styles at the Oscars After Party and BRIT Awards respectively.


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On the runway, they’re being featured in collections from Paris to Milan and cropping up on the catwalks of Prada and Mirror Palais. On the streets, they’re making waves, styled as a restaurant-approved necktie or subversive boutonniere brooch.

And now, they’re ending up in our wardrobes. Given the fact we’re at the tail end of the Y2K renaissance and moving into an era of 90s minimalism, could this style be bridging the gap between the polar opposite aesthetics.

Irrespective of whether your style is Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy chic or Paris Hilton hot, the trend can offer an effortless way to accessories any ensemble.

Below, the very best rosette pieces on the market for you to unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw.


Rose Top, With Jéan

Price: $235


Mairwen Linen Dress, Reformation

Price: $159 (was $318)



Price: $182.99