Olivia, Mindy & Annalise: TV’s Best-Dressed Women
In addition to running the world and being badasses in their respective fields, some of our favorite TV characters have the added bonus of being fashion mavens. Icons, in some cases. That especially comes with the territory when you’re the lead of a hit show. Whether they’re running political campaigns, delivering babies or trying to get back in the good graces of a musical dynasty, these dynamic women maintain their style with ease. A style that reflects their uniqueness and individuality, as no two characters are alike. So here’s a list of some of the best-dressed women on TV right now. Did your favorites make the cut?
There’s a reason why The Limited came out with an Olivia Pope collection in 2014. She’s a high-powered businesswoman who doesn’t take no for an answer, and that quality is reflected in her clothing. Though Pope mostly wears neutral shades, every cut that adorns her frame is infused with just the right touch of flair.
Is it just me or did the fashion budget grow exponentially when The Mindy Project moved to Hulu? That’s what I thought. Bold colors, vibrant patterns, mixing prints – every fashion choice on the show mirrors Lahiri’s humor, intelligence and pop-culture sensibilities.
We’re quick to notice Lyon matriarch Cookie’s clothes on Empire, but what about Boo Boo Kitty’s? Err, Anika Calhoun that is. Who else can get away with wearing those fabulous dresses (or evening gloves) with such elegance and grace?
We couldn’t give Calhoun props without acknowledging Cookie Lyon. I mean, come on. The animal prints, the faux fur (wait – is it faux?), the wide-brim hats. Cookie is the reason why many of us tune into Empire.
Annalise is complicated and mysterious, but always together – at least, from a fashion standpoint. Her character on How To Get Away With Murder often wears Max Mara, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander McQueen.
Being a new mom while earning a degree and working as a waitress and a TA? It’s safe to say that Jane Villanueva has her hands full. But on Jane The Virgin, her clothes always mimic the show’s stylish, flirty, telenovela-inspired action.
The best way to describe Claire Underwood’s style on House of Cards is First Lady chic. I like to think she took a hint from our real-life First Lady, Michelle Obama.
The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick’s style can be summed up in three simple words: clean, crisp and elegant.
What I love most about Rainbow’s style on Black-ish is that it’s a beautiful blend – of accessible, comfortable, Boho chic, casual goodness with an occasional high fashion pop.
It’s hard to imagine a show about uniformed FBI agents in training breaking fashion ground, but Quantico managed to make blue henley shirts sexy.