'Girls' Fashion Recap: A Midseason Sartorial Check-in With All the Characters

Oh, Caroline and Laird.
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Oh, Caroline and Laird.

While the setting didn't change throughout Sunday night's episode of "Girls" (unless you count Hannah's depressing visit to her storage unit at the end), just about every character made an appearance, giving us a glimpse of where each one of them stands sartorially at season four's halfway point.

Hannah

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

Hannah's signature this season seems to be vintage-inspired patterned shirts. After spending most of the episode in a white blouse with elephants and sunsets printed on it, she changes into a grandma-ish printed blouse/cardigan combo in a drab color palette of green and a dark mustard yellowish-brown. She's back to her dowdiest color-wise, but we hope this slump will be short-lived.

Adam

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

Now that he's less of a starving artist, Adam's style has elevated significantly. Remember the amazing suit from the end of last season and the badass leather jacket from the beginning of this one? In this episode, he just wears a couple of button-down shirts, but they're nice. They fit well and are made of expensive fabrics. Now if only he would get a haircut.

Mimi-Rose

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

The "Girls" wardrobe department had the power to make us hate Mimi-Rose Howard the moment we saw her (see: Audrey Gelman as "Tiny Navajo" for another example of this), but they put her in something very neutral: jeans and an oversized tee with very little makeup and messy hair. The casual, comfortable look is definitely meant to get across that she's an "artist," but it conveys little else about her — probably on purpose.

Shoshanna

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

Shoshanna presumably arrives at Hannah's/Adam's/Mimi-Rose's apartment fresh from a job interview, unless she is just dressing like that all the time now. And it's our first opportunity to see one of her power outfits from head to toe, or from statement hair clip to kitten heel. The black heels are definitely job interview-appropriate, and we don't mind the pink blouse and shrunken blazer, but paired with the slightly-too-short polka dot skirt, electric blue nails and huge pink hair clip, it's all a little much. At the same time, it's 100 percent unadulterated Shoshanna, and is in perfect contrast to Adam and Mimi-Rose's comparatively somber outfits.

Jessa

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

As usual, Jessa looks awesome. The halter dress (which looks like it's from Reformation?) and oversized cardigan are very Saint Laurent, but the look is also a bit immature. While Jessa will always be cool, she just doesn't quite have it all together yet.

Marnie

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

It seems like Marnie is sticking with the fashion sweatshirt and incongruous accessories look for the time being. What is the deal with that headband? On the bright side, her skin looks amazing.

Caroline and Laird

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Photo: Screengrab/HBO

Caroline and Laird have the most defined, unmistakable aesthetics of anyone on the show. It seems unlikely that either of them have ever bought anything that wasn't secondhand. Of course Caroline's maternity wardrobe is white nightgowns and ugly cardigans and Laird would be unrecognizable without that weird knit hat. We must say that as a couple, their look is very cohesive.