This one was not a huge surprise—after all, the show was called Sex and the City. The women (minus Sarah Jessica Parker, who had a no-nudity clause in her contract) regularly bared all in nude scenes. Even their dressed-up duds were skewed toward skin. The late ’90s was all about halters and midriffs (and the two combined), a look that each of them donned throughout the series. A veritable precursor to the mid-2000s side boob, it broke down the conservative dress code for once and for all, freeing up flesh and individual expression. It was Carrie, though, who gave fashion the exposed bra trend. Her lacy undergarments popped out of dresses and tops with little care to visible or mismatched straps. It could have been a faux pas, but her devil-may-care attitude about it challenged women to ditch the clear bra straps and let it all hang out.