'Girls' Is Growing Up, and So Are the Characters' Wardrobes

The season finale showed just how far the Girls have come, both personally and sartorially.
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The season finale showed just how far the Girls have come, both personally and sartorially.

Sunday night marked the season four finale of "Girls," and it felt like a good ending to a pretty good season. 

On a basic level, this show is about young people growing up, and the Girls all grew up in different ways in this episode. Hannah figured out what she wants out of a boyfriend, Jessa figured out what she wants to do for a living, Shoshanna figured out what it means to "lean in" and Marnie hopefully figured out she doesn't need Douchey Desi. Read on to see how that was reflected in their outfit choices.

Hannah gets her teaching wardrobe right

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

In the finale, Hannah wore one of her more appropriate teaching outfits thus far. The cardigan, sensible cropped pants and loafers make her look more adult and capable of teaching children, even if her mental state impeded her ability to do that at the beginning of the episode. Her hair looks great, too.

Shoshanna goes on a last job interview

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

As usual, Shoshanna's latest interview outfit was definitely a lewk, but it felt fitting for the ridiculous place in which she was interviewing for a job. I think I'm officially used to the size of her hair clips, which I'm sure will be a hit in Tokyo. You know her outfits there are going to be incredible.

Marnie and Desi reach a breaking point

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO

Marnie's been struggling all season to make the indie musician look work for her, and it was in this episode that she looked the least ridiculous and try-hard. Her outfits weren't great, but they worked. This sartorial revelation fit nicely with her realization (hopefully) that she doesn't need Desi, with his douche-y distressed shirts and eyeliner, which were called out brilliantly by Ray.

Hannah and Fran, together at last

Screengrab/HBO

Screengrab/HBO

Hannah and Fran's outfits at the end of the episode added to the overall cozy, happy vibes the scene is meant to evoke. The matching duck boots are especially adorable (and maybe too perfect?). Also, it just occurred to me that "Girls" episodes never take place in the winter. Perhaps because the weather would add an extra layer of misery that just doesn't need to be there.