ICYMI, Emily Cooper is back (!)—and her wardrobe is more statement-making than ever. I know it feels impossible that after a whirlwind first season (and tons of colorful lewks), Emily in Paris could have an even wilder second season, but it’s happened. And frankly, it’s the distraction we (read: I) could use right about now.
Of course, amidst the drama, there is always ~fashion~ to fawn over (and analyze). Luckily, the show’s costume designer, Marylin Fitoussi, has given us plenty to work with for season 2—including a treasure trove of both designer and vintage looks. So let’s get started, shall we? A deep dive into Emily Cooper’s wardrobe waits for no one.
We’re already starting the season off strong with Emily’s colorful office ’fit, people. Have I ever wanted a rainbow striped polo before? Absolutely not. Am I fully obsessed with this cheery knit now that I’ve seen it? You better believe it. Of course, because Emily is not known to stop at one singular statement piece, she’s also wearing a bold green belt with a blue and green miniskirt. And to top it all off, a gorge green coat and coordinating bag. It’s a far, far cry from the sweatsuit I’m wearing while working from home.
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Of course, I’d be remiss to skip over Camille’s incredibly chic Balmain blazer (those buttons!) paired with Patou wide-leg pants and a Patou wicker bag. She looks pretty damn good for someone who’s distraught about her confusing boyfriend (er, ex-boyfriend).
Later in the episode, the gang gets all gussied up (a term at which I’m sure Sylvia would scoff) to see Mindy perform at a French drag show. Emily sticks with her tried-and-true color-heavy aesthetic and wears a sequin one-shoulder Isabel Marant dress—that’s sold out everywhere, of course. (🙄) At least it’ll live in our hearts forever.
After getting ditched (rightfully so though?) by Mathieu before arriving in Saint-Tropez, Emily is understandably a bit disheveled—but you’d never know it based on her ensemble. She casually steps off the train in a vintage Courrèges dress and a seriously stunning vintage coat. On top of that, though, she’s wearing Valentino sunglasses (!), Vivienne Westwood for Melissa heels, Maison Fabre gloves, and a vintage scarf. It’s very Hollywood glam (which is ironic, considering she’s on vacay in the French Riviera).
After accepting the fact that this is turning into a girls’ weekend though, Emily treats herself to a lil solo moment—oysters and selfies (that obvi go viral) included—wearing a Dolce & Gabbana patchwork dress. (And while she looks fab in this pattern-clashing outfit, we do wish that she’d chosen a designer without a racially insensitive and homophobic past.)
The look is finished with a maximalist Louboutin bag and Marimekko bucket hat.
Once the girlies arrive, Emily slips into a flirty lilac Magali Pascal dress perfect for a day in the sun. She accessorizes with some rainbow Terry Dehavilland heels, a Carel France bag (oh là là), and cute Miu Miu sunglasses.
Wow, we love a romantic rainy moment! And you know what makes it even better? A stunning Self-Portrait orange frock and vintage Hermès jacket from the ’80s. This look is giving the perfect amount of prep—and somehow actually looks v good when wet. If we had gotten a kiss between Emily and Gabriel in this scene, it would have been perfect. Alas, the tension builds.
Later in the episode, Emily wears a luxurious birthday ensemble fit for a French queen. Donning a Rotate Birger Christensen bow dress, a beautiful Rianna + Nina kimono, and Tana Chung jewelry, our heroine enjoys a chill dinner party with her new friends—until Camille makes things, um, interesting (to say le least). Happy birthday, Em!
Returning the omelet pan your one-night stand gave you, confronting your angry French BFF, and navigating a difficult class—all in a day’s work. At least Em’s got a mix of designer and affordable fashion to keep her looking sharp through it all—including a Dolce & Gabbana patchwork set and a Zara check blazer.
Later, our star steps out for an impromptu cooking lesson with Gabriel and shopping with a new pal wearing a Mary Katrantzou dress layered under a jaw-dropping Vassilis Zoulias jacket. She finishes off the look with a Zara studded bag (relatable!), Skorpios leather boots, bright yellow gloves, and an IG-worthy check bucket hat.
As Emily hesitantly makes a pact with Camille that neither of them will ever date Gabriel (!), she dons an eye-catching neon check top from Zara paired with a bold yellow blazer and a colorful, flirty miniskirt. (This is the third time we’ve seen the marketing ingenue in this trendy check print, btw.)
Episode 5 is lowkey filled with great ensembles, but this Anouki heart-adorned dress is especially notable. Emily’s red lipstick, heart necklace, and retro headband really make the ’fit pop too. Très bien!
On the opening night of Chez Lavaux, Em steps out in Vassilis Zoulias once again. This time, it’s a beautiful magenta dress with a low back—of which we get only a glimpse when she’s not wearing a belted maximalist trench, that is.
Later, while doing some ~light~ problem-solving at the office, Emily wears what’s quickly becoming one of my fave outfits: a simple striped top, Valentino heart skirt, and a Barrie blazer. It’s one of her simpler looks, but it still packs a punch.
The temps are hot and the outfits are hotter in episode 7. Plus, the romance is ramping up between Emily and Alfie. Is it the weather or something else? If the pink hues in our star’s ensemble (the Balmain tweed skirt is the pièce de résistance) are any clue, I’d say there’s love on the horizon.
The French really do know how to mix work with pleasure—as Em’s trip to Camille’s family château proves. And of course, Emily uses the road trip as an opportunity to dress up in a Self-Portrait belted dress and coordinating blazer. Topped off with some oversize sunnies and her classic camera phone case, she’s ready for whatever the visit holds.
Episode 9 starts off with a classic Emily Cooper ensemble: a vintage jumpsuit, plaid short-sleeve jacket, beret (obvi), Prada shoulder bag, and fingerless gloves (an iconic accessory). It’s quite the nod to Emily in Paris season 1, don’t you think?
When her Chicago boss, Madeline, arrives (and yep, still pregnant), Emily dresses to impress. Wearing an adorable Maje sweater, red buttoned skirt, and Zara suit vest topped off with a Valentino belt and chunky pearl necklace, Em definitely looks like she has it all totally together.
Ooh, we have a finale, folks. And Emily in Paris season 2 is going out with a bang—in the form of a red tulle gown, of course. While in attendance at a fashion show at Versailles, Emily wears a gorgeous, over-the-top H&M x Giambattista Valli dress. This is perhaps the most realistic ’fit for her, considering the collab was an affordable way to shop designer. In fact, the gown retailed for $399 when it was originally released in 2019.
For her final look of the season, Emily goes all out with some v pretty vintage pieces. She makes a (dramatic but expected!) love revelation about Gabriel wearing a Fendi chiffon top from 2000 and vintage Versace dress adorned with sea creatures. We’ll have to wait to see if she can swim upstream after seeing her true love with Camille again though. Until next season!
Maggie Griswold (she/her) is a contributing fashion editor for Cosmopolitan and freelance writer and editor based in Los Angeles, covering everything from the latest wardrobe must-haves to interior design trends. Along with Cosmopolitan, you can find her work on Oprah Daily, StyleCaster, Women's Health, and House Digest, among others. She's a big (read: ridiculously huge) fan of the '90s sitcom Frasier, all things Shakespeare, and a good romance-filled YA novel. Follow her on Instagram.