For many of us, the height of our excitement lately has been binge-watching our favorite shows on Netflix. Since we are dressed in sweats and vicariously living through our favorite television characters, it seems like now is as good a time as ever to showcase the best dressed women on television throughout the years.
Carrie Bradshaw (Sex in The City)
“Sex in the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw is arguably the most influential fashionista of television. The New York City newspaper columnist, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, religiously maxed out her credit card on clothing and called her shoe addiction her “substance abuse problem.” In the fashion industry, Carrie Bradshaw is synonymous with bravery and courage. Her selfless acts in the name of fashion include buying Vogue instead of dinner.
Maddy Perez (Euphoria)
Maddy Perez from the HBO hit show “Euphoria” effortlessly masters the art of wearing her heart on her sleeve. Maddy practically wears her femme fatale attitude through her risky fashion statements and equally bold makeup looks. She does what she wants and while she notoriously sticks around in her toxic relationship with Nate, she draws the line when it comes to her fashion. Despite him comparing her looks to “a hooker,” Maddy continues to serve looks and radiate the ultimate hot-girl energy. She blurs the lines of classic and feminine with badass.
Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen (Gossip Girl)
Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen from “Gossip Girl” put any fashionista best friend duo to shame. The show’s completely unrealistic portrayal of how teenagers dress is an absolute masterpiece. The duo rocks a mix of preppy-chic throughout the show’s six-season run. Blair and Serena’s fashion senses mirror their equally extravagant, dramatic lives. Gosh, we miss them. XOXO
Adriana La Cerva (The Sopranos)
This sweetheart from “The Sopranos” may have been curated to come off as tacky with her skin-tight animal print outfits and her ankle-breaking stilettos, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Ade’s style may have been “gaudy” to some, but her confidence and the way she rocked outfits that would look outrageous on just about anyone else is the talent of a true fashion icon. Her outfits didn’t wear her, she wore them, and that is her power. In everything she wore, Adriana projected an unapologetic attitude. For the tragically fated Ade, there were no off days. Well, except maybe one…
Jackie Burkhart (That 70’s Show)
Jackie was by far the best dressed person in Eric Foreman’s basement. The queen of statement pieces embodied ’70s flair. She could regularly be seen rocking berets and bell bottoms, which last time we checked, are two looks that are still nearly impossible to pull off. Despite being openly conceited, Jackie still manages to be absolutely adorable.
Rachel Green (Friends)
Basically, ’90s chic and Rachel Green are synonyms. Not only did Rachel have killer hair, she easily delivered the show’s most iconic looks. In both her hair and fashion, she was the poster child for the power of layers. Rachel had the ability to make the most simple articles of clothing — like T-shirts — look posh. To this day, we haven’t quite been able to figure out how she did it, as girls continue to try to emulate her style. No one can do Rachel Green like Rachel Green can do Rachel Green.
Cookie Lyon (Empire)
After so much time spent away from Carrie Bradshaw, Cookie Lyon is a breath of fresh air. Some may say her fashion is over the top, but is there really such a thing? Perhaps the making of a true fashion icon is perfecting how to wear your personality. Cookie does just that. She doesn’t have to say a word and it’s obvious she is a boss lady. She combines hip-hop glam with class and sophistication, and the outcome is fabulous.
The Chanel’s (Scream Queens)
Who said sorority girls are basic? The cast of Scream Queens said otherwise through their flamboyant fashion. It’s to be expected when all characters’ names are Chanel that some serious looks are about to be served, and the show most definitely did not disappoint. The sorority girls wore classic designer-chic with a hint of youthful gusto. Sorority chic is a thing, spread the word.
Fran Fine (The Nanny)
Fran Fine is by far the most fashionable nanny of all time. The quirky nanny played by Fran Drescher famously donned flashy ’90s outfits every episode. Her wide-ranging fashion choices included rainbows, fur, sequins and no shortage of two-piece sets. In recent years, Cardi B has even found inspiration in the quick-witted Fran. The New Yorker called Cardi B “the millennial generation’s most obvious Fran Fine heir.”
In the midst of this quarantine, these women symbolize a glimmer of much needed exuberance and color.