Hannah and Jessa are the only main characters we see, but their outfits, as well as those of some side-characters, offered plenty to discuss.
From Hannah's childlike ensembles, to Jessa's inappropriate heels, to Frank's folded-down turtleneck, let's dissect. Oh, and spoiler alert!
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Hannah wears a ruddy sailor-inspired dress that I feel like could be from Forever 21 and a variety of bags including a lace-adorned backpack I believe I've seen at Urban Outfitters. She's dressed kind of like a child, and kind of acts like one throughout this episode--complaining about everything from having nowhere to pee at the train station to being given a too-small towel, to "having sex" with 19-year-old awkward turtleneck guy because she thought it was part of a plan.
Hannah & Jessa's braids
Hannah and Jessa wear matching side braids or Lauren Conrad braids, which is cute and symbolic of their friendship, which Jessa almost seems to be growing out of. Or they're both trying to figure out how their friendship works as they're growing up. Or the Girls hair stylist is really obsessed with braids lately.
We have to give Jenn Rogien credit for coming up with so many believable ways to camouflage Jessa's baby bump, while successfully making her look like a cool, sophisticated bohemian who likes artisan-y jewelry, Vuitton luggage and impractically high shoes. To me, everything Jessa wears is believable.
Roseanna Arquette is great as Jessa's step-mom. She seems a little stuck in the '70s, which happens, but, as a Seattle native, she strikes me as much more West Coast than East Coast. Those vintage rock t-shirts and tie-dye skirts won't cut it during an East Coast winter.
Frank and Tyler
"I really like the way you fold down that turtleneck," Hannah tells Frank, Petula's 19-year-old son with whom Hannah will later briefly get it on. One of the funniest moments to me from last night's episode was Frank suddenly jumping back into the frame, his face lit up, to say, "Really? It was a total accident that that happened." Jenn Rogien did a great job styling him to awkward-19-year-old living-in-the-middle-of-nowhere perfection.
Though, weirdly, I had an English teacher in high school who styled himself exactly like this, down to the center-parted hair.
It's pretty clear that Tyler is supposed to be a closet gay, right? So it's okay to say that his tight American Eagle t-shirt, paired with his classic good looks, says it all?