In an age where teenage sexuality is often exploited, distorted, glamorized and exaggerated by television, Sex Education acts as a breath of fresh air. It’s not just its sincere, real and funny approach to sexuality, but also the aesthetics of its set and costumes.
Ruby Matthews’ sexy look
Ruby Matthews was the bad girl and former leader of the untouchables before she showed a kinder, gentler, vulnerable side. Ruby is the kind of girl who isn’t afraid to draw the eyes of others despite her vulnerability. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see her in colorful clothes, often feminine and sexy, but also playful and preppy.
This feminine, daring and sexy style of Ruby Matthews is best represented in the colorful dress she wears in season 3 of the series. The first thing that catches the eye is the mix of colors and the psychedelic pink, purple, orange, yellow and red flowers on a blue background. Then there are the small fringes on the skirt and bustier, the latter creating an illusion jacket. To complete the look, Ruby adopts a minimalist hair and makeup look accessorized by a pair of colorful earrings.
Lily Iglehart’s crazy look
Lily is the slightly eccentric character of the series. This personage manifests herself in her strange activities, such as drawing an erotic comic book about aliens, but also in her very colorful look, which makes her look like a little girl in kindergarten in a teenager’s body.
If Lily’s look is very feminine, it’s mostly for her preference for pastel colors. The juxtaposition of several materials often gives the illusion that the outfit is difficult to recreate. This is the case of her chick yellow turtle neck top over which she wore a pastel wool sweater with stripes on the sleeves. These stripes are repeated on her cotton pants, but in a wider shape.
Maeve Wiley’s dark look
Maeve Wiley is the rebellious character of the show who necessarily hides a more vulnerable and complex side. Her look reflects her history and her personality. It differs from her comrades by her dark side since she almost always wears black, but with a touch of color here and there.
Maeve’s look is simple and dark, which puts more emphasis on certain pieces. This is the case of her fringed jacket where we note some touches of faded purple and green. The rest of the outfit is classic: a black t-shirt, a black denim skirt, net tights, a pair of black socks and a pair of black sneakers. She plays a lot on the accessories (necklaces, bracelets, rings) and the subtle color notes (pink highlights and black polish).