Most women are heavily influenced by style. Who wore what, how she wore it, and who wore it better are all questions a stylish vixen asks herself. Naturally, when it comes to television, a character becomes a fashion icon even if the show is a miss. Claire Huxtable, TV’s most stylish mom, leads the pack of many fictional fashionistas. As we celebrate New York Fashion Week, take a look at the most stylish TV characters from past to present.
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Who could forget Wilona from Goodtimes? She may have been a supporting character, but she was always our favorite in the style department.
From 1985 to 1990, Jackee Harry starred as Sandra Clark on 227. Her witty personality matched every outfit she dressed in.
The Cosby Show’s Denise was the big sister we wanted so we could ambush her closet whenever we had a hot date or wanted to turn heads in a crowd.
When Phylicia Rashad starred as Claire Huxtable , not only did she teach us good family values. She also taught us how to always be a hit in the style department. What she called effortless, we call iconic.
The Golden Girls’ Blanche was the grandmother we all wanted so we could live in her closet. She knew that fashion never ages.
Whitley Gilbert from A Different World was one of the girliest characters on TV and her style still influences us today.
Saved By The Bell’s Lisa Turtle only wanted to be fashion icon and decades later, her style is truly iconic.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air may have been all about Will Smith but it was Karyn Parsons’ character Hilary Banks that kept us glued to this show each week.
Our favorite twins gave us double fashion tips every time their show Sister, Sister aired. They may have gone on to be great mothers, wives, and actresses but when we are looking for outfit inspiration we tap into the early years of Tia and Tamera.
The Nanny’s Fran Fine wasn’t that great of a nanny, but she was the best stylist.
Cher’s style was preppy chic and every outfit her computer came up with was added to our outfit style tip list.
We may not be the biggest fans of Stacey Dash, but when she was Dionne in Clueless, we lived to see what outfit she would stunt in.
Miranda taught us how to dress for the office and how to dress for the runway in Sex and The City.
Charlotte is the most preppy of her fashion-forward girl pack. This SATC character still slayed and taught her introverted female fans that a reserved style is still fashionable.
Not only was Sex and The City a hit but so was her style. Samantha was a fireball and her outfits matched her unorthodox thinking.
One of most stylish TV characters of all time “hands down” goes to Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City. From every bag to every heel she rocked, she gave a whole new meaning to New York fashion.
Wilhemina on Ugly Betty is a the boss from hell. The only thing that would make you work for her is for her daily fashion tips.
Gabriella may have cheated on Desperate Housewives, but one thing she remained faithful to was her fashion.
Blaire Waldorf from Gossip Girls had money and knew how to spend it…on a preppy, trendsetting wardrobe.
Serena Van Der Woodsen was a bit more controversial in Gossip Girls. Her style just like her character was only for the bold vixen fashionistas.
Each week on Mad Men, Betty Draper is showing housewives everywhere that being fly at all times is a must.
Whether Stacey Dash or Denise Vasi plays Val, this characters style makes you question why she’s a single gal.
Lisa Raye religiously wears white but when she transforms into Keisha on Single Ladies, the colors come out and so does the style.
Vanessa Williams must demand to every character she plays to also be a style icon because she’s on our list again but this time as Olivia Doran in 666 Park Avenue.
She may be last but she’s definitely not least. Olivia Pope of Scandal knows how to run the White House and stay on top of her style. We can’t wait to see what gloves or suit jackets Ms. Pope will step out in for season 3.