For those of you who haven't seen it, it centres around four girls - Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna - who live in New York and are bumbling along trying to figure out 'life' whilst making repeated mistakes and bad decisions. Lena Dunham, who created Girls, along with being its writer, director and one of the main stars of the show (Hannah) has made efforts to make all aspects of the show as 'real' as possible, from regularly flaunting her very normal naked body (her unashamedly wobbly tum and bum appear a lot!), to the awkward, uncomfortable sex scenes, to the clothes that they wear.
I can't say I really noticed their wardrobe choices greatly in the episodes I initially watched (which I guess is the intention), but a lot of discussion has gone on about how 'real' their fashion choices are, along with how they illustrate the identity of each character. There's been comparisons to it being the antithesis of Sex And The City, where the SATC girls were decked in designer gear unnattainable to most of their viewers, the Girls cast are more likely seen in 'thrift-store chic' or high street clothes. Where the SATC girls were polished and preened, Hannah often looks dishevelled. Hannah is often seen in mismatched or ill-fitting clothes - apparently she tries the clothes on wearing Spanx but then wears them on screen without, so her clothes sometimes look uncomfortable or too tight. My favourite Hannah faux-pas was when she wore a tomato printed cardigan on her first day of working at a law firm.