HBO's new show Girls premiered last night, and the costumes were just as gritty (and at times unglamorous) as promised. Hannah kicked off the episode at dinner with her parents in a vintage dress — a perfect nod to the way certain Brooklyn girls "dress up" like versions of their moms from the eighties. She then goes to sleep with her roommate, Marnie, both in T-shirts, while we endure the omnipresence of Marnie's cardigan-clad boyfriend. Bohemian Jessa arrives straight from a Parisian adventure on the doorstep of her pink tracksuit-wearing cousin Shoshanna, telling us everything we need to know about the differences between them. Worst of all (but most hilariously), we suffer through Hannah's humiliation while she lies face-down on a couch, trying to remove her tights before her love interest returns with the lube. Click through our slideshow for a scene-by-scene analysis of each look.
Hannah's "nice" outfit
At dinner, Hannah's parents drop the bomb: "No. More. Money." Which probably means no more trips to Beacon's Closet for jewel-tone polyester dresses.
Hannah's very parent-like parents
Very "mom and dad are reasonable and worried about you" clothes.
Is there a single young person in Brooklyn who doesn't own a Mickey Mouse T-shirt? Meanwhile, Marnie's boyfriend Charlie is fully dressed in his perpetual Mr. Rogers look.
Of course Hannah and Marnie don't have proper bath towels, instead using hand-me-down beach towels that likely came from their parents' houses.
Jessa's "weary traveler" fedora
What better pillow for a rich bohemian than a classic Vuitton duffel? And how better to hide a night of flying than a hat worthy of Stevie Nicks?
Jessa's velvet blazer versus Shoshanna's velour tracksuit
A bubblegum pink tracksuit: still the easiest way to illustrate the "cool" versus "not cool" divide.
Shoshanna, inexplicably wearing a full face of makeup at the crack of dawn, calls Jessa "classy" — basically icing on top of the pink-tracksuit cake. Jessa unpacks in a patterned jumpsuit, brass bangle, and skinny belt.
"It costs a lot of money to look this cheap," Hannah tells Marnie about her tossed-on, Salvation Army vibe.
Joy Lin — more employable than Hannah because she "knows Photoshop" — needs nothing more to signal her superiority than a pair of cat-eye glasses and a gray sweatshirt.
Adam, Hanah's sexual interest, lives in those filthy jeans. Literally. He doesn't even bother to take them off when they have sex.
Tights and socks
Before he leaves to get the lube, Adam gives Hannah two commands that are completely at odds: Stay face down on the couch and lose the tights. Easier said than done.
Jessa's pink underwear
The first time we see "sexy" underwear on the show, it's when Jessa sits on the toilet.
Looking very "Built by Wendy," Hannah confronts her parents one last time. We feel extra sorry for her dad in his pajamas and socks.
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