The Best and Worst Fashion Choices in “Emily in Paris”


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If you haven’t seen Netflix’s new show Emily in Paris, then it is time to hunker down and enjoy your visual vacation. Creator Darren Star who is famous for shows like Beverly Hills: 90210, Melrose Place, and Younger, has given audiences another great show. The main character Emily, is an up and coming marketing executive who is sent to Paris, France. While working in Paris, she gets to experience expat life, love in a foreign country, and of course, French fashion. Here are Emily’s best and worst looks, curated by the award-winning fashion designer Patricia Fields. 

The Worst

Emily’s first Parisian outfit is actually the worst out of the entire show. Instead of showing up in something chic and monochromatic, Emily comes into the office in a silk blouse with a touristy Parisian skyline on it. To make the outfit even worse, she pairs it with a snakeskin print miniskirt and a crop top underneath. There is a lot to unpack in this outfit. The main critique here is that the patterns clash very badly, and Emily probably does not want to look like an American tourist.

Rounding out the worst of these outfits is the one Emily wears to meet a prolific French designer modeled after real-life Pierre Cardin. Instead of wearing a sedate outfit, that allows the haute couture around her to shine, Emily opts for another clash of patterns. This outfit looks like something Hilary Duff’s Lizzie McGuire might have worn in the early 2000s. Now, it’s time for the best outfits. 

The Best

There were some beautiful designer pieces from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel. Arguably, the most beautiful outfit Emily wears is the black cocktail dress that is very Black Swan-esque. Unsurprisingly, Emily wears it to see Swan Lake the ballet. With her hair pulled back, the bold red lipstick, and the black tulle of the dress Emily looks like she is ready to step into the ballet itself. This one gets a 10 out of 10. 

It takes a while for Emily to get used to Parisian life, and that includes the effortlessly chic style of the French. When she hangs out with her Parisian friend Camille, she finally achieves that effortlessly chic look with this Fuschia trench coat paired with white sneakers, and a bouquet of flowers. We can’t wait to see what fashions she pulls out in season 2.

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