Girls Season 2 Premiere Recap: Shoshanna's Fascinator, Audrey's Coachella Headbands, and Hannah's 'Stupid Sailor Nun' Dress

When we first tackled the subject of the Girls and their wardrobes, we noted how realistically they dressed compared with other shows in the same vein. So, have they and costume designer Jenn Rogien kept up that believability in season two? From Hannah's weird little girl dresses and visible bras, to Shoshannah's "deflowered but not devalued" party get-up (which of course included a KMid-esque fascinator), click through for the episode's best fashion moments and our super scientific analysis. Glad to have you back, Girls!
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When we first tackled the subject of the Girls and their wardrobes, we noted how realistically they dressed compared with other shows in the same vein. So, have they and costume designer Jenn Rogien kept up that believability in season two? From Hannah's weird little girl dresses and visible bras, to Shoshannah's "deflowered but not devalued" party get-up (which of course included a KMid-esque fascinator), click through for the episode's best fashion moments and our super scientific analysis. Glad to have you back, Girls!
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At an unfortunate time that conflicted with the Golden Globes for those of us on the East Coast, Girls premiered its highly-anticipated second season on HBO last night. While most of last night's real-life and Twitter conversations probably had more to do with Globes fashion, there was much to be discussed fashion-wise in Lena Dunham's (double Golden Globe-winning!!) show's debut. So, let's discuss!

Oh, and, spoiler alert!!

When we first tackled the subject of the Girls and their wardrobes, we noted how realistically they dressed compared with other shows in the same vein. So, have they and costume designer Jenn Rogien kept up that believability in season two?

From Hannah's weird little girl dresses and visible bras, to Shoshanna's "deflowered but not devalued" party get-up (which of course included a KMid-esque fascinator), click through for the episode's best fashion moments and our super scientific analysis.

Glad to have you back, Girls!

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Marnie Gets Fired in a Sheath Ignoring Allison Williams' drastic weight loss for a second, let's talk about the super-grown up Black Halo (we're guessing) belted sheath dress, paired with 4-inch pumps, she wears walking back from the lunch in which her boss forgot to tell her she's fired.

We thought Marnie, who worked in a gallery, was supposed to be a younger, cooler, realistic, Brooklyn-habitating version of SATC's Charlotte York. Here, she just looks like Charlotte York. Even her boss is dressed much more casually. We don't know anyone who would dress like that for work unless they had to. Then again, Marnie is basically infamous for dressing inappropriately for most occasions, so maybe this is supposed to be an instance of that? Anyway, it will be interesting to she if she starts to dress any differently now that she's jobless.

Countdown to a "funemployed" episode...

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Hannah's Daytime Look With Her Two Men

Outfit-wise, Hannah is kind of a mess this whole episode and that begins with the outfit she wears to horse around in a bookstore with Sandy, played by the wonderful Donald Glover; and then keep ailing ex Adam company at his dungeon-like apartment. Most notably, her ill-fitting bra is totally showing, and not just the straps. Realistic? Sure. I know from experience that tank tops can be difficult to wear if you're not tall. They may dip down a little lower than intended and not in a sexy way when you didn't pay much attention to what kind of bra you put on, which Hannah wouldn't. We guess she also isn't too worried about impressing Sandy, who seems comparatively put together, and really into her. In fact, she looks so happy, you barely notice what she's wearing.

Photos: Jessica Miglio/HBO

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Marnie's Tense Dinner With Mom Marnie changes into something a little looser and more evening-y for dinner with her mom, who tells her she "looks 30" and that she and all of her friends think they look good, but actually look like floats in a Macy's parade. Definitely one of the best lines in the whole episode because it's true.

Photo: Jessica Miglio/HBO

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Hannah and Elijah's Party Looks The '50s had a strong influence on this scene. Hannah is dressed like Sally Draper. Though I love a Peter Pan collar, the dingy color of this vintage dress isn't doing much for her. The Bass x Rachel Antonoff loafers (not pictured) are cute. She's had them since last season so she's obviously smitten with them.

Would a semi-lost twentysomething who's decided momentarily that she's excited about her old-new apartment wear this homemaker-y dress? Sure. And she'd also realize how silly it was and change out of it mid-party (I've totally done this).

Photo: Jessica Miglio/HBO

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Shoshanna's Outfit/Fascinator This belted skater dress from any high street store (they all have this dress) is so exactly what Shosh would wear to a housewarming party. She'd also probably overthink her outfit, find some point of reference--perhaps a combo of Kate Middleton and Carrie Bradshaw--and maybe she would try out a fascinator. Maybe. Would she shop on Etsy, though? She doesn't really seem like a handmade/second-hand type of gal. Then again, she does seem like someone who would spend a lot of time on Pinterest. Either way, Shoshanna was amazing and hilarious this whole episode.

Photo: Jessica Miglio/HBO

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Audrey, Ugh Audrey, who is the absolute worst, apparently thought this party was Coachella 2009. No, there's no weed; no, headbands aren't cool anymore; and no, your Forever 21 romper isn't cute. I don't get if Audrey is supposed to be, like, an authentic bohemian hipster type, because she just looks like a poser and is trying a little hard. [Ed. note: I'm pretty sure Audrey is supposed to be a poser who is trying too hard... and her outfit is perfection!]

Photo: Jessica Miglio/HBO

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The Boys Charlie has returned to his scruffy pre-haircut look. The turtleneck is interesting. It's impractical, since it's obviously summer, and very on-trend (hello, oxblood!). But he pulls it off, still looking pretty hetero, and in stark contrast to his tiny romper-wearing, insufferable girlfriend. Charlie's the best. Ray is wearing what he always wears and is on point.

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Hannah's Outfit Change Mid-party, Hannah goes into her Urban Outfitters-decorated room and changes into what could easily be an Urban Outfitters dress because the first dress "makes me feel like a stupid sailor nun." It's a cotton floral sun dress that we all have. The color is unflattering and it's more daytime-appropriate, but Hannah wouldn't think about that and clearly feels more free/comfortable in this dress, which she probably wears all the time.

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Marnie's Party Look/Shoes in Bed For her third belted look of the day (unbelted, everything is probably too big), Marnie's outfit looks like something Kate Middleton might wear to play croquet with some British children--that is to say, it's a little uptight, but pretty. It's also really awkward to take off in her sex scene with Elijah (Rogien tells The Cut that's intentional). Later on, Marnie gets into bed with Charlie because she "can't sleep alone" wearing not only her dress, but her shoes, too. Not only do people not get into bed with shoes one, but I would have been dying to take off those heels at the end of a pretty long day/night. I guess they had to do something to remind us this is a scripted TV show.

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Jessa's Braids Oh, there's Jessa and her new husband she barely knows. Jessa's sarong and braids tell us they've been somewhere tropical on a honeymoon. I feel like Jessa would be too cool to do something so touristy, like get her hair braided--or at least to actually come back with the braids, but she's all about the unexpected these days, so why not?