Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’re sure you’ve already caught up with the latest Netflix craze starring Lily Collins—Emily in Paris. Since its release earlier this October, this rom-com series has definitely been the talk of the town. The first season has been nothing short of great entertainment, dreamy romances, and scenic backdrops. However, as Patricia Field, stylist of the iconic show Sex in the City, is in charge of dressing our favorite characters in this series, you’re also guaranteed a fashionable, yet interesting selection of wardrobe choices.
Since the story follows an American marketing executive from Chicago who lands her dream job in Paris, you’re definitely in for a ten-episode side-by-side comparison of American and French fashion. Though both have blossomed from unique cultural backgrounds and are patterned to the characters’ personalities, the strong juxtaposition between both styles has certainly piqued our curiosity.
Here are six style differences between American and French fashion that we spotted in Emily in Paris.
Ah, the very first time Camille and Emily met. To pick up some flowers and get some coffee, Emily chose to wear a bright pink coat and a multicoloured top underneath. You can already tell how bright colors and prints play a huge role in Emily’s American wardrobe. Meanwhile, Camille opted for a dark boxy blazer and fitted pants. One thing’s for sure, French style is always a play on the classics.
When it comes to gallery openings or any smart casual events, American girls seem to prefer standing out with shiny fabrics, accessories, and additional layers. While French girls believe that they can always count on a classic LBD to carry them throughout the night. Though, don't make the mistake that they would settle for something mundane. As Camille demos, an LBD in leatherette paired with a striking lipstick will make for a memorable outfit.
We all have our own go-to 'fits for vacation and leisurewear. But as we said before, French girls like to keep it classic and Camille’s effortless denim-on-denim combination perfectly exemplifies that. Meanwhile, Emily’s cute pink beanie and cozy colorful sweater lean more towards the American’s love for streetwear and comfort.
Lunch with the girls
Skirts and dresses are always a no-brainer combo for a casual lunch out with the girls. However, Camille and Emily’s takes on these flowy pieces are quite different. You may once again see the French’s love for neutrals as Camille donned a gingham beige and black dress layered with a sheer, dotted puff sleeve top. Meanwhile, Emily’s American style is evident in her choice of striking colours and printed apparel, as seen in her bright green coat, floral scarf, and tartan skirt.
We’re sure you all remember the disastrous double date of Camille, Gabriel, Emily, and Thomas. But if you noticed what the girls were wearing, Camille opted for a cropped boxy blazer, which shows the French girl’s appreciation for a well-tailored fit and a play on the classics. While, Emily went for a red gingham coat and printed dress to spice things up, and to symbolize the romantic occasion.
Emily has always been one expressive gal when it comes to dressing up for work. She loves to colorblock and always finds a way to incorporate her personality into her outfit. So when meeting a client in Camille’s gallery, she opted for a black blazer with baby pink panels and gold heels to impress. On the other hand, Camille got dressed in a simple yet elegant silver wrap dress to entertain the goers.