If you watched the original ‘Charmed’ series, you know that the magic wasn’t the only thing to watch it for. The ‘90s through the early 2000s had their own charm when it came to fashion, and the three sisters embodied that. However, it’s totally ridiculous at times to assume that these women would run around fighting demons and warlocks in heels, right? The new reboot of the beloved show is still keeping it fashionable, but within more reasonable boundaries. The costume designer on the CW’s update of Charmed is Mandi Lane. She worked on the original series but didn’t design the costumes. But now that she’s in charge, she says she’s “gonna take this and run with it.”
Charming Viewers With Costuming: How the New ‘Charmed’ Modernizes Fashion
Lane’s approach is a more subtle one, in line with some of the fashion trends we see today. Instead of seeing cloaks or witch hats, or totally inconvenient wardrobe choices, she likes to include “elements…[from] their past…in accessories…in necklaces.” She says of the costumes: “I think they’re more empowered, they’re a little more serious, these costumes. They’re very character-oriented. I love the original sexy costumes, but I think this day and age, you can say sexy in so many different ways, too.”
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