Whether or not you thought some scenes were toe-curlingly ludicrous in the first episode of And Just Like That, the fashion was fabulous. And despite the fact that there's been so much behind-the-scenes coverage as to render most of the 'reveals' a total non-entity in the surprise department, there's something very different about seeing them in action.
Carrie Bradshaw's first outfit - a cream jumpsuit, a kimono-style jacket, a feathered straw hat and several handbags - looked a little madcap in paparazzi shots, but on-screen, it was just her, albeit a her that is now in the mid-fifties.
A lot of reviewers have talked about the show's progressive take on 'ageless style', a phrase that gets bandied around as soon as a woman reaches a certain bracket, but really, it's about fabulous style - and women wearing whatever the hell they want, regardless of whether or not it's 'age-appropriate'. (Of course, Carrie always did this, remember the hat she wore on that ill-fated date with Berger? 'It's fabulous. Fabulous. And you just said that to hurt my feelings.')
One of the new characters, Lisa Todd Wexley played by Nicole Ari Parker, 51, looks set to fill the (gaping) fashion hole left by Samantha, with jewel-bright colours, dramatic silhouettes and power necklaces emerging as her style tenets.
The three main characters have all grown into their signatures - Charlotte is still a puff-sleeved princess; Miranda continues to gravitate towards graphic neons (which go excellently with her silver hair); Carrie's style is still an alchemic blend of high and low, vintage and modern, that you can't quite put your figure on.
The outfit we hadn't yet seen her wearing - a turquoise blazer worn with green pants, a heart-shaped crystal necklace and metallic silver gloves (a hangover from the pandemic, according to Carrie) - was one of my favourites. Hats off to Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, the show's costume designer duo. We can't wait to see more.
SHOP: The Outfits From And Just Like That
Carrie dressed up a swishing floral maxi dress with this sequinned bag from Paco Rabanne. The exact style is sold out, but the brand has plenty more options when it comes to disco-ready accessories.
Sporting another Fendi Baguette, this time the dinkier Nano.
A surprising outfit for girly-girl Charlotte, but we love these clean-cut overalls.
Batsheva's pink-and-white housedress is a lot nicer than what we wear to do the washing up.
Lisa is earning a reputation as the group's boldest dresser, pairing this puff-sleeved fuchsia jacket with some sunflower shorts from Max Mara. For a winter alternative, try this leather pair from COS.
Carrie's tutu is back in business. OK, it's not the same pink style she wore in the original show's opening credits, but this long swooshing number is still fetching.
Charlotte looks sunny side up, despite the grey skies, in this egg yolk yellow skirt and matching pumps.
Seema Patel, played by Sarita Choudhury, appeared for the first time on set wearing this criss-cross jumpsuit from Ralph Lauren.
We love this combination on Carrie; a fabulous blue-and-orange dress (vintage), a modern-day boater (Rodney Patterson) and towering platform sandals.
Is that socks and sandals we see on Carrie?! Her hip surgery in episode five explains the choice of footwear, but it's still a first from our stiletto-loving heroine.
Charlotte does modern power dressing in this nipped-waist tweed dress in powder pink from St John.
The last time she wore a 'bird' on her head, Carrie was marrying Mr Big (/hitting him with a bouquet of roses when he left her at the altar). If you've seen the first episode, you'll know that this meeting is something of a head-scratcher...The outfit however is 10/10. (The polka dot skirt is Carolina Herrera; the hand-painted bag is by artist Rebecca Moses.)
Carrie's flowing maxi dress (an usually bohemian choice it must be said) caused much confusion when some sources said it was vintage and others that it was Forever21.
For her confrontation with Carrie, Bridget Moynahan was styled in a polished shirt dress from luxury sustainable label Gabriela Hearst.
For a scene filmed outside the Lyceum Theatre, Kristin Davis looked exceptionally 'Charlotte', wearing a flower-embroidered cocktail dress from Lela Rose, a powder blue handbag from Louis Vuitton, and a watch from Cartier.
In the best revival yet, SJP was spotted wearing those peacock blue pumps - Manolo Blahnik's Hangisi - that she last wore for her low-key wedding to Mr Big.
As well as digging out her beloved Fendi Baguette, SJP's also resurrected this studded belt from Streets Ahead. As eagle-eyed fans will remember, the eye-catching accessory made its debut in the first movie, cinching the waist of the rose-printed dress that she wears to go apartment-hunting.
For a cafe catch-up, Charlotte ventures into the world of print with a white sundress patterned with blue sailboats from Emilia Wickstead.
This is the second pair of wedge sandals spotted on Miranda - proof, if you needed it, that they've come a long way since being the type of shoe your old headmistress would wear in summer.
Miranda's berry red jumpsuit scores a perfect 10 in our book and is from homegrown label Likely NYC.
Saint Laurent's Farrah platforms prove that our heroine hasn't lost her love of heels (or serious height).
LTW is the show's new ambassador for power necklaces (this one is from Monies).
Charlotte was seen in princess pink dialled to its punchiest max in this blouse, a $154 number from Gosilk.
Carrie was always game for a fancy hat - her fascinator once caused a fight between her Berger, remember? - and this jaunty straw style is no exception.
We shudder at the thought of the costume department's shoe wardrobe (it must be similar to when our heroine found herself let loose in the cupboard at Vogue), and love these patent and super stacked Mary-Janes. The necklace has become a new signature of Carrie's, and is from Fry Powers.