While out in New York City earlier this week, Sarah Jessica Parker wore Sarah Jessica Parker twice. But now that we’ve had time to get over the fact that SJP wore SJP by SJP, we can focus on the real star of her outfit: the white drop-waist dress that looks nearly identical to the one Amal Clooney has been wearing on repeat for months.
The dress was one part of her outfit not designed by Parker herself, and it’s unclear exactly where the dress is from. The only thing that’s certain is that it bears a striking resemblance to the white Chanel drop-waist dress Clooney has been wearing. Most recently, Clooney wore it while participating in a virtual IBM think tank.
The style feels like a more subtle version of the elaborate babydoll dresses designers like Cecilie Bahnsen have made popular. It’s also not as tired as the prairie dresses everyone has been wearing for months on end. If anything, white drop-waist dresses are the summer wardrobe hero we all need right now. They’re loose and often made of breathable material, which makes them perfect for the hot humidity of July and August. The only downside is they're more easily stained, which doesn’t bode too well for any of us who have picked up the habit of eating in bed or on the couch while in lockdown.
The Clooney and Parker-approved trend is basically on the other end of the quarantine style spectrum from the tie-dye sweatpants we were all wearing a couple months ago. A lot has changed since then and now things are starting to open up. Getting dressed up for a walk or a picnic doesn’t seem so out of the ordinary anymore. But we’re not exactly ready to pull out all of the stops yet, so a simple white drop-waist dress is the perfect way to ease back into things. SJP and Amal basically told us so.
Shop the dress trend worn by both Sarah Jessica Parker and Amal Clooney below.
Brigitte Herskind Petrine Long Sleeve Snake Jacquard Midi Dress
Shop now: $348; nordstrom.com
Veronica Beard Trail Midi Dress
Shop now: $298; nordstrom.com
Cecilie Bahnsen Amy Tiered Midi Shirtdress
Shop now: $534 (Originally $1,335); nordstrom.com
Paige Women’s Cristina Dress
Shop now: $117 (Originally $209); amazon.com
Black Halo Audrey Dress
Shop now: $375; amazon.com
Wayf Delancy Smocked Waist Dress
Shop now: $118; amazon.com
C/Meo Collective Long Sleeve V-Neck Lie Awake Mini Dress
Shop now: $164; amazon.com
BB Dakota Babydoll Dress
Shop now: $72; amazon.com
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Aurora Babydoll Dress
Shop now: $164 (Originally $218); amazon.com
Amanda Uprichard Pierre Dress
Shop now: $179; amazon.com
All Things Mochi Malaya Dress
Shop now: $315; amazon.com
Yumi Kim Alicia Dress
Shop now: $179 (Originally $238); amazon.com