There were plenty of good things about Sunday night's "Girls" episode: Namely, Maude Apatow being delightful and Shoshanna in not one, but three ridiculous outfits. Somehow these things, in my mind, overshadowed Hannah's dad coming out as gay and Marnie getting engaged. Go figure.
Read on for our fashion recap.
Hannah Dresses and Behaves Inappropriately
Hannah is clearly very comfortable in her role as a high school teacher -- perhaps too comfortable. In addition to gossiping with Cleo like she's a teen herself, and consenting to getting piercings together during school and then backing out after watching said adolescent scream in pain -- Hannah wears a dress and shoes that feel more appropriate for a bar, at night. I think it's the body-con silhouette (which doesn't quite fit her) and the top-to-bottom zipper. The sensible (if mismatched) cardigan isn't helping.
Also, Cleo has the cutest backpack and is the coolest teen ever -- presumably, Maude Apatow is just playing herself. Although it won't help this show's reputation for hiring the children of famous people, this is good casting.
Fran Is Adorable
Meanwhile, Fran continues to charm in an Ernest Hemingway t-shirt that his mom gave him. Perhaps he and Hannah are both a little stunted, in different ways.
Shoshanna's Insane Getting Ready Outfit
Shoshanna and Jessa have clearly grown quite comfortable with one another. How long have they lived together now? Will Jessa ever get her own apartment? How does anyone on this show afford an apartment? I digress. After tweezing her bikini line -- a shot that lasts just long enough to make it uncomfortable -- Shoshanna puts on what looks like blue moisturizing gloves that highlight the absurdity of her sleeveless robe (why?) and turban-like headband. Her ability to be the show's comic relief, even when she's not talking, is impressive.
Shoshanna Goes Patriotic
Of course Shoshanna dresses on-theme to go out campaigning with Ray. This involves a blue shirt and matching bag, as well as about 50 blue and red hair pins. One wonders how she organizes all of her hair accessories. Both these hair pins and the turban headband from earlier are from Scunci, according to a press release I received.
Shoshanna Goes on a Date
Later that night, Shoshanna switches to a large pink hair clip that matches her pink blouse and pink nails, presumably wanting to look exceedingly feminine for her date with Jason Ritter (where even the wine is pink). The date goes better than any of her recent job interviews at least, despite her outfit's early-aughts vibe. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for Shosh.
Marnie and Desi
There's not a ton to say about Marnie's or Desi's looks during this episode. It was another fashion sweatshirt for the former, and another denim and leather look for the latter. But now Marn has a new ring to accessorize her boring outfits. I always wonder what types of rings people my age who can't afford nice rings get each other. We didn't get a good look at this one, though.