*360 weeks ago
PREVIOUSLY ON THINGS CARRIE WORE THIS WEEK: I discovered the Great Earring Change Conundrum and Ashley taught me that I’ve been using “begs the question” wrong my entire life.
So… “The Good Soldier” is, like “Blind Spot,” fairly unremarkable from a clothing standpoint. I mean, Carrie does wear a dress!
And, oh hey! The features of that dress are nearly identical to that of Brody’s military uniform. See previous discussion of that here.
The ways their dress in this episode mimic each other are really quite remarkable, especially for a show like this where costuming seems so much like an afterthought. They were clearly drawing a line between Carrie and Brody in this episode in a set-up for “The Weekend.” (Note that Carrie doesn’t wear the dress again until “Representative Brody,” the episode where she–pathetically and soul-crushingly–thinks she has a shot with Brody.)
Now here I am discussing symbolism again…
The dress itself is kinda unremarkable, though she does look great in it. It strikes me as actually super casual given the rest of her work wardrobe though.
Carrie does wear something different, at the end of the episode when she arrives for Brody’s polygraph. I LOVE HER PURPLE BLOUSE. It is iconic. My favorite part of this post series is just declaring anything I want to be iconic.
I love this silly purple blouse.
This post is almost over because the only other thing Carrie wore this episode is bedroom eyes for Brody.
SHE IS LITERALLY BITING HER BOTTOM LIP BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO SLEEP WITH HIM SO BADLY.
Oh mon dieu.
I can’t with you, Carrie Mathison.
IN CONCLUSION: I CAN’T WITH YOU CARRIE MATHISON. YOUR PURPLE BLOUSE IS NEAT. AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING.