The Most Fashionable TV Shows of All Time
The Most Fashionable TV Shows of All Time
Pretty Little Liars
STYLE PROFILE The secrets and twists in this series are dramatic; the jewel-toned dresses and endless accessories are plain perfect.
STYLE PROFILE Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Sofia Vergara) accents her spicy attitude with form-flattering dresses and spiky stilettos.
STYLE PROFILE High-school stereotypes at their best: the All-American jocks, bright cheerleaders and glee club getups that hit all the right notes.
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STYLE PROFILE Jules Cobb (Courteney Cox) is a true cougar in cropped denim, not tacky leopard print.
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STYLE PROFILE Whitney Port traded in her Cali-girl casual for Manhattan couture when she made the move to the big city.
STYLE PROFILE Sookie (Anna Paquin) makes white t-shirts as suggestive as lingerie; Sophie-Anne Leclerq (Evan Rachel Wood) makes us all wish we were glamorous, 500-year-old vampires.
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STYLE PROFILE Three New York City power-women in on-trend outfits for a too-short single season.
The Wizards of Waverly Place
STYLE PROFILE Alex Russo's (Selena Gomez) fashion sense is pure magic, thanks to her ruffled tops and fun-loving accessories.
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STYLE PROFILE Tailored pencil skirts, divine cocktail dresses and absolutely impeccable hair and makeup are the foundation to the ultimate throwback show. In fact, the styles are so coveted, Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant created a capsule collection of similar styles for Banana Republic.
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STYLE PROFILE When a show centers on Manhattan life, there's a good chance you'll see some fashion. Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena van der Woodsen's (Blake Lively) trendy mixed prints and couture frocks bring as much drama as their peers on the Upper East Side. The entire gang shows off any girl's style wish list week to week, compliments of star stylist Eric Daman.
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STYLE PROFILE Wilhemina Slater (Vanessa Williams) worked her flair at MODE in over-the-top ensembles; Betty Suarez's (America Ferrera) quirky getups were anything but ugly.
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STYLE PROFILE Black nail polish + one-shoulder dresses + low-key internships = cute and camera-ready at every turn.
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STYLE PROFILE Highlights, Henley tees and flare jeans-and a string bikini always at the ready.
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STYLE PROFILE Nothing desperate about skinny jeans, stilettos and satin.
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One Tree Hill
STYLE PROFILE Head cheerleader Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) was One Tree Hill's resident fashionista with her figure-flattering dresses and trendy accessories.
STYLE PROFILE Wealthy California girls in diaphanous dresses with feminine details.
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STYLE PROFILE Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) cared deeply about the Bluth family wealth-and it showed in her impeccable, if skimpy, wardrobe.
Six Feet Under
STYLE PROFILE The arty Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose) kept things lively in the funeral parlor with her ripped jeans, chunky rings and flame red hair.
STYLE PROFILE Tie-dye tops and pendant necklaces kept the non-animated Lizzie (Hillary Duff) at the top of her game.
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STYLE PROFILE Two different generations, one on-trend shared closet.
That '70s Show
STYLE PROFILE Feminist Donna (Laura Prepon) wore svelte bell-bottoms and subdued shirts, spoiled Jackie (Mila Kunis) wore cheery shirt-dresses and cute wedges.
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STYLE PROFILE Glamazons Brooke McQueen (Leslie Bibb) and Nicole Julian (Tammy Lynn Michaels) were the posterchildren for the clean-cut '90s, while the "unpopular" Sam McPherson (Carly Pope) opted for grungy, rocker-chic ensembles.
Law and Order: SVU
STYLE PROFILE No one makes a holster and a PO badge sexier than Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).
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Will and Grace
STYLE PROFILE Despite a multiple crumbling relationships throughout the series' run, Grace (Debra Messing) never once missed a style beat (no sweatpants for this girl!), while Will (Eric McCormack) kept a closet full of perfectly cut suits on hand. Bonus: Jack (Sean Hayes) gave the ever-polished Grace a run for her money in sweater-vests and suits.
Sex and the City
STYLE PROFILE There was something for everyone in this dynamic foursome: From sex-pot Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and androgynous attorney Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) to fashionista Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Park Avenue princess Charlotte (Kristin Davis), costume designer Patricia Fields loaded the ladies up with designer duds and stylish touches.
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STYLE PROFILE College isn't all about sweatpants and hoodies. Especially if you're Felicity (Keri Russell) and you've got well-cut jeans and tons of great shoes. (Converse, loafers, stilettos.)
STYLE PROFILE Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) was sweet in her girl-next-door tanks and tees, Jenn Lindley (Michelle Williams) was complicated in her all-black New York City get-ups.
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STYLE PROFILEThe Halliwell sisters were good witches with good wardrobes, living the charmed life in sequins and satin.
STYLE PROFILE Nah nah nahnahnah. Both Doc Martens and baby doll tees abounded in Lawndale.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
STYLE PROFILE How best to fight off all forces of darkness? In cowl-neck tank tops and bedazzled jeans, of course.
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STYLE PROFILE America will remember the Dancing Baby, we remember Ally's (Calista Flockhart) pant-free legs that flounced around the firm of Cage and Fish with panache.
Party of Five
STYLE PROFILE The Salinger family had a tragic past, but that didn't make their collection of cropped blazers, silky camis, and delicate silver jewelery any less extensive.
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My So-Called Life
STYLE PROFILE Angela Chase (Claire Danes) may have been discovering her identity, but her wardrobe of boyfriend sweaters and plaid shorts was unquestionably spot-on.
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STYLE PROFILE Who got it best: Monica (Courteney Cox) in her chunky loafers, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) in her sheer black hose, or Pheobe (Lisa Kudrow) in her paisley skirts?
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Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
STYLE PROFILE Dr. Quinn (Jane Seymour) tended to the sick and ailing in Colorado Springs in blousy button-ups, flowy skirts, and occasionally, suede separates.
STYLE PROFILE Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) was a recurring guest star, but she turned heads nonetheless with her bottomless supply of tight, monochromatic minis.
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Mad About You
STYLE PROFILE Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) won our hearts in distressed jeans, bulky blazers and those innocuous black dress shoes that everyone seemed to have back then.
Clarissa Explains It All
STYLE PROFILE Clarissa (Melissa Joan Hart) had a genius wardrobe of scrunchies, sunflower hats and suspenders.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
STYLE PROFILE The Banks women were strict and sexy in primary colors with rich accents.
Beverly Hills 90210
STYLE PROFILE Spaghetti straps and acid wash denim: How else are you going to land a beau at West Beverly High?
STYLE PROFILE Red Spandex took on new meaning when stretched across CJ Parker's (Pamela Anderson) jaw-dropping bod.
STYLE PROFILE Marge Simpson knows if you find a signature look, just go with it. Hers just happens to be a strapless minty tube dress, comfy red flats and a statement choker.
The Wonder Years
STYLE PROFILE Was there any pre-teen who didn't want Winnie's (Danica McKeller) hair, bangs, belts and boyfriend? Whether you lived through that era or just wished you did, the the five-year series nailed '60s/'70s style perfectly, from Winnie's adolescent evolution to Karen's (Olivia D'abo) hippie-chic ways.
STYLE PROFILE We're not reporting it as fact, but Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) just may have pioneered the ubiquitous office-appropriate white turtleneck.
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Married With Children
STYLE PROFILE For Peg (Katey Segal), every fight over Al's credit-card bill was worth it when she looked into her closet of off-the-shoulder bustiers, towering stilettos, and skimpy body conscious minis.
STYLE PROFILE Long before The Row or Elizabeth & James, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were layering, mixing patterns and adding accessories as the adorable, fashion-forward Michelle Tanner.
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STYLE PROFILE Monochromatic spacesuits that showed off out-of-this world bodies.
STYLE PROFILE Punky's (Soleil Moon Frye) new dad may have been a curmudgeon, but he sure stocked her wardrobe with an enviable blend of funky-fresh separates and cheery hair baubles.
STYLE PROFILE Sugarbaker Designs may have specialized in interiors, but the Southern belles at the helm showed their fashion savvy in vibrant poly-blends and contoured cheeks. While the group's color-bright frocks and high-volume hair may look thoroughly '80s, these ladies were at the forefront of fashion at the time.
The Golden Girls
STYLE PROFILE An ode to pastel, pantsuits, and perma-set hair.
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The Cosby Show
STYLE PROFILE Claire Huxtable (Phylicia Rashād) was the most elegant lawyer in New York City in gold-buttoned blazers and slimming pencils skirts.
STYLE PROFILE Sure, they were suburban. But was there anyone in America who didn't admire Alex P. Keaton's (Michael J. Fox) suit-and-tie duos and Jennifer's (Tina Yothers) perfect perm?
STYLE PROFILE Behemoth shoulder pads and impossibly trim waistlines topped off gold jewelry and a long mist of Aqua-Net.
STYLE PROFILE The Ewings tried to keep up appearances in simple, southern basics with nary a ten gallon hat in site.
The Muppet Show
STYLE PROFILE Bring on the lace, the silk chiffon, the pearls, the feathers and don't forget the faux lashes.
Laverne and Shirley
STYLE PROFILE These quirky roommates shared an endless supply of Peter Pan collars, shoulder pads, and modest below-the-knee skirts.
STYLE PROFILE An homage to '70s casual: Feathered hair, belts on everything, and nude nylons in the summer. And of course, a coordinated color palettes no matter what the case.
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STYLE PROFILE Psychedelic patterns, velour button-ups and men in belted, high-waisted trousers. Good times, indeed.
The Partridge Family
STYLE PROFILE On-stage, the fam sported crisp, coordinated looks. At home, Shirley Partridge accessorized her pantsuits with embellished aprons and boho jewels.
The Brady Bunch
STYLE PROFILE Jumpers, rompers, bell-bottoms, oh my! Oh, and did we mention the polyester?
STYLE PROFILE That suit, those gloves, those shoes, that purse. Marlo Thomas played aspiring actress Ann Marie, one of the first portrayals of a career girl (as opposed to a spouse or homemaker), and she had the wardrobe of a wonderfully independent woman. Her rainbow assortment of mod clothes was the perfect complement to her bubbly personality.
I Dream of Jeannie
STYLE PROFILE A mix of sharp '60s housewife and 2,000-year-old midriff-baring genie chic.
STYLE PROFILE Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor) may have left New York City behind, but she brought along her city wardrobe of evening gowns, feather boas, and garish peasant dresses.
STYLE PROFILE With the wiggle of her nose, Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) could make a closet full of sleeveless shift dresses look like a million bucks. While the costumes husband Darren appeared in (and the antics the family members got them into) were comical and creative, Samantha plethora of pretty day dresses and romantic dressing gowns were a housewife's dream.
STYLE PROFILE Everything's bouncier in the future! Perky hair, stand-up collars, and bell-shaped skirts.
The Addams Family
STYLE PROFILE Plunging necklines, floor-length skirts, and black black black.
STYLE PROFILE Anything but the stone ages! Micro-minis, exposed shoulders, and statement necklaces showed off the ladies curves. Paired with architecturally coiffed 'dos and a swipe of red lipstick, Wilma and Betty were perpetually primped and ready to go.
I Love Lucy
STYLE PROFILE Housewife basics made playful thanks to nipped-in waists and loud patterns.