The Mindy Project is about a single OB-Gyn living in New York City. Â Â Dr. Lahiri, played by Mindy Kaling, is the best dressed character on TV. Â No one comes close. The showâ€™s costume designer, Salvador Perez, consistently dresses Mindy in bright pops of color, expensive Chanel coat thingys and the boldest floral prints. Â Itâ€™s everything. Â The looks arenâ€™t practical. Â During delivery, Dr. Lahiri is likely to soil her gold Gucci flats. Â But thatâ€™s not the point. Â Her wardrobe is the most important character on The Mindy Project and Iâ€™m so here for it. Â
The Mindy Project Style chronicles each of the outfits worn throughout all six seasons. Â Â Recently, the website revealed one of the dresses that will be worn on the series finale. Â Yâ€™all, itâ€™s perfect. I have no rational reason to wear this dress. Â But, then again, what rational reason does Dr. Lahiri have for wearing a $1,295 Lela Rose Floral Jacquard Bell-Sleeve Sheath Dress to work?
The idea of wearing such a spectacular dress is just as fantastical as the dragons on Game of Thrones. Â If I let my mind wander long enough, I can dream up a few occasions that I could rationalize wearing this perfect dress.
But first, letâ€™s appreciate what Diane Von Furstenberg has created. Â
- Although still expensive, the price doesn’t have a comma in it.
- UK Blue and White
- Looks like a picnic table cloth caught in a spring rain
- Cinched waist for a slimming fit
- Gingham is so in right now.
- Itâ€™s so shiny
I could write more reasons but they are all sparkle adjacent.
The good doctor has proved that although you need a healthy clothing budget, you donâ€™t need a good reason to wear a great dress. Â That being stated as fact, all we need is a few somewhat plausible reasons to wear DVFâ€™s gingham masterpiece. Â Hereâ€™s a few Iâ€™ve been kicking around:
ðŸ’™Â When Reese Witherspoon and I finally become friends and she invites me to her Nashville estate
ðŸ’™Â To the grocery store to match my click list bags from the Kroger
ðŸ’™Â To every Spring Keeneland Saturday
ðŸ’™Â Any and every wedding I will ever attend
ðŸ’™Â Anytime I will be near a group of 30 or more people
ðŸ’™Â As I storm the field when UK finally beats Florida
ðŸ’™Â Every 4th of July with a sassy red bandana in my hair
ðŸ’™Â Halloween when I dress up as Dr. Mindy Lahiri from the season finale of The Mindy Project
ðŸ’™Â Anytime I could potentially be near Joanna Gaines for a cool conversation starter
ðŸ’™Â To blend in at any picnic
ðŸ’™Â To clash with any plaids
ðŸ’™Â When I go to get a matching custom made American Girl doll
ðŸ’™Â To wear at home while scrolling through Pinterest
ðŸ’™Â Definitely to a New England clam bake
Itâ€™s an odd thing to fantasize about a dress that has yet to appear on a TV show. Â Knowing The Mindy Projectâ€™s track record, I can guarantee that Mindy will have less than my previous reasons to wear the dress. Â Sheâ€™ll probably be eating something I never knew Iâ€™d want (like chicken pie a la mode) and asking her signature question, â€œExsqueeze Me?â€ Â None of it makes sense, but then again neither do dragons, incest and chilled zombies, but people seem to love that too. Â