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12 TV Characters With the Most Iconic Wardrobes

Blair vs. Serena. Carrie vs. Rachel. Then there was Wilhelmina. Whose style did you admire most?
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Fran Fine from The Nanny


Second to her signature nasal voice, Fran Fine’s quirky style stood out, considering her nanny budget. When not in red, she donned form-fitting outfits with eye-catching patterns. Her most memorable outfit included shoulder pads, naturally.

Rachel Green from Friends


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Rachel Green was the ultimate sweetheart from the ‘90s. All the guys wanted to date her, while girls wanted to be her. They would go from imitating pieces from her wardrobe to replicating her hairstyle.

Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City


Let’s face it—there is an age cut-off for women to wear tutu skirts. Unless that woman was Carrie Bradshaw, in which case, it seemed perfectly acceptable for her to prance around New York in a tutu, t-shirt, and heels and still be taken seriously. She could pull off the craziest outfits and still be labeled fashionable.

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Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl


The stars of Gossip Girl should have been given awards for best-dressed teenagers. When these two characters weren’t attending charities in ballgowns or lounging in their vast Upper East Side apartments, they rocked generic school uniforms. Blair religiously tucked her shirt in and made headbands the de rigueur accessory, while Serena took the opposite route and wore everything loose, including her disheveled hair.

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Megan Draper from Mad Men


Vintage dressing suited Megan Draper. Her getups were big on retro prints and baby doll dresses. Actress Jessica Paré might not have been born at that time, but with her stylist, she could have fooled us.

Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty

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Yet another legend in the faux publishing world, Wilhelmina Slater looked every bit a stereotypical boss from hell, but at the very least, she always donned a covetable attire at her office.

Olivia Pope from Scandal


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Evidently, Olivia always opted for streamlined fashions in a pared down palette. Her character meant business, and so did her overall look.

Alexis Colby and Krystal Carrington from Dynasty


It’s impossible to just put one and not the other on a list like this one. Both women channeled very distinct styles, but they both deserve recognition for looking unfailingly elegant.

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Samantha Stephens from Bewitched


Despite her seemingly casual attires, the bewitching Sam schooled viewers on the fashion necessities every woman should have in her closet at the time the show aired from 1964 to 1972. Samantha always carried herself with grace and likewise dressed in a graceful and decent manner.

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Lucy from I Love Lucy


Although most of the series appeared in black and white, Lucy compensated by always wearing polka dot, plaid or gingham patterns that caught the viewers’ attention. Her trademark red hair and lipstick completed the ‘50s look.

Maddie Hayes from Moonlighting


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Playing the part of a former model-turned-private investigator, Maddie Hayes wore a fashionable and feminine wardrobe. Often times, shoulder pads were included in the mix, paired with big, voluminous locks tucked into one side of her head and framing her face.

Jackie Burkhart from That ‘70s Show


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When you think back to the ‘70s, you might imagine bell-bottoms and paisley shirts. Jackie Burkhart, played by Mila Kunis, capture this style perfectly. Although, there also was a very preppy touch to the way she—or her stylist—pairs items together. Of course, how can one forget the bandana perpetually attached to her neck?

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