Having made the choice to age gracefully, Sarah Jessica Parker faced condemnation for not conforming to modern beauty ideals and standards, including getting Botox injections and large lips.

    Sarah Jessica Parker played the fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO franchise “Sex and the City.” However, the “Footloose” star has always come under fire for her lack of fashion sense in real life.

    During her time as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker managed to serve some of television’s most iconic looks, becoming a symbol of glam and glitz for women worldwide.

    Women considered her a trendsetter, using style as an extension of herself to depict her moods and her obsession with high fashion.

    Sarah Jessica Parker seen on the set of "And Just Like That..." the follow up series to "Sex and the City" in the West Village on November 1, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

    Although her character’s trendsetting style on the show coerced many women to consider fashion an everyday lifestyle, Parker has never been so keen on fashion in real life.

    Speaking to People in 2012, the actress shared that Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion identity was not something she connected to in real life. She shared:

    “It’s not how I think of myself, and I think it’s probably the healthier approach.”

    Do not be mistaken. The actress appreciates a good outfit and loves beautiful things, but unlike her character, you will not find her in a tutu in the grocery store. She believes fashion is now less of a priority for her because:

    “It’s just not a reality — not when you have three kids, and you go to the market, and there are hungry people at home. You have a limited time to do it. There’s just no time to let vanity enter into that.”

    Her fashion choices have not gone unnoticed over time, and as she would tell Vogue during the “Life In Looks” segment, people have often criticized her looks, which she considers funny.

    Over the years, the actress has taken a lot of heat for her fashion choices, including her most talked-about outfit at the Met Gala. She mused that one borrows something they like because it speaks to you at a moment and time, but then there will always be people that don’t like it.

    And while it is their right, she does not understand the criticism. She reasons that one wears a particular outfit because they like it. “So, what’s the point of the criticism?” She clapped back at her haters.

    Over the years, she has learned to dismiss the critics, and for her everyday outfits, she prefers something that she likes and chooses to shy away from worrying too much about whether it matches.

    Besides her highly criticized looks, Parker had a challenging time dealing with the news that the Maxim poll had voted her “Unsexiest Woman Alive” for not conforming to current beauty ideals and standards, including Botox injections and big lips.

    She felt that while she did not meet the standards of some men writing in a man’s magazine, the poll had been brutal and had hurt her deeply. And it also affected her husband, actor Matthew Broderick.

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