Best dressed TV characters

(39 Posts)
MyRealNamesBernard Wed 21-Oct-15 14:22:05

I'm in the middle of Season (hate that word, what's wrong with series?) 3 of House of Cards, and have been so distracted by Clare Underwood's wardrobe I've slightly lost track of the plot. Those sharp shift dresses are a joy to behold, and there was a rather stylish cream polo neck which I keep thinking about.

Does anyone else watch TV shows purely to lust after outfits? Or is it just me...?

(I remember having a similar obsession with the main characters in the House of Elliot when I was a teenager, but it was a 'costume' drama so fair game for outfit drooling).

blibblibs Wed 21-Oct-15 14:38:11

I'm loving Carrie in Homeland this season. Her leather jacket is to die for.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Wed 21-Oct-15 15:18:52

I quite like Clara's outfits on Doctor Who. In a previous series I think I had a very similar checked skirt/skort that she had and was quite chuffed.

When I watched Alias always looked forward to Jennifer Garner's outfits. Although I wouldn't actually wear many of them as they were quite OTT and much as I like to kid myself I don't have her figure.

EmilyPunkhurst Wed 21-Oct-15 15:29:42

Jessica in Suits. Gorgeous, gorgeous workwear. Waaaay outside my budget, but since she's supposed to be a partner in an American law firm, presumably well within hers...

jennymac Wed 21-Oct-15 15:39:02

Second Jessica in Suits. Can't help looking about both her and Rachel's clothes with a certain amount of envy!

ridinghighinapril Wed 21-Oct-15 15:41:25

Diane in The Good Wife - again, a partner in a law firm. I would love to dress/have style like that when I am her age

louise987 Wed 21-Oct-15 16:05:37

When I saw the title of this tread I immediately thought of Clare Underwood! With you on that one.

Agree, Jessica on Suits and Cuddy on House are others I think are particularly stylish.

SenecaFalls Wed 21-Oct-15 16:16:10

Diane in the Good Wife, most definitely.

macnab Wed 21-Oct-15 16:25:06

I liked all the silk shirts and pencil skirts that Gillian Anderson wore in The Fall.

LOVE Clare Underwood's wardrobe alright

Of course, neither of them have kids who splash around in a bowl of shreddies and then hug them before they head out to work hmm

Flaming0pie Wed 21-Oct-15 17:06:23

All the 'above stairs' outfits on Downton Abbey.

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.

Doobigetta Wed 21-Oct-15 19:25:34

I came to say Jessica in Suits, I see it's something of a bandwagon!

Larastheme Wed 21-Oct-15 19:58:12

I loved the way betty draper dressed in mad men, specially in season1&2, she wore some amazing clothes,its completely the opposite of my style, but they were really incredible, and looked very well made,the details, expensive fabric which suited her character, even Sally draper clothes were really beautiful,

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Wed 21-Oct-15 20:12:53

I like Carla's wardrobe in Corrie. I would also like her face and figure smile but she can keep the foghorn voice grin

Cocolepew Wed 21-Oct-15 20:14:30

I was coming on to say Clare Underwood, also Alisha in The Good Wife.

Gwenhwyfar Wed 21-Oct-15 20:29:09

Diane in The Good Wife has nice outfits, but wears lipstick that is too orange/red for my liking. Alisha in TGW is also good, but it's Kalinda I really want to look like. Best inspiration to diet.
I watch Eastenders all the time, but all the women in that wear really horrible clothes sad

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 21-Oct-15 20:30:42

Olivia in Scandal always looks awesome in black and white. I love Jessica and Rachel in Suits too.

MyRealNamesBernard Wed 21-Oct-15 21:27:29

That's it, I'm off to order box sets of The Good Wife and Suits. Not, of course, that I base my choice of TV viewing on the fashion.....

ItGoesWithoutSaying Thu 22-Oct-15 11:00:13

YY to Kalinda in The Good Wife. She has great leather jackets and boots.

DH is a casual viewer and would always ask "Does this episode have Kalinda in it?"

WhataRacquet Thu 22-Oct-15 12:02:48

Megan in Emmerdale always looks lovely.

Helenluvsrob Thu 22-Oct-15 13:46:45

The men in hats in Foyles war - most period dramas, but that especially. Love it!

Sgtmajormummy Thu 22-Oct-15 13:59:06

All the Mad Men costumes from the 50s and 60s. So SHARP!
And Boardwalk Empire.

GingerLDN Thu 22-Oct-15 14:20:31

Maura from Rizzoli and Isles

Havalina1 Thu 22-Oct-15 14:37:42

Edith in downton - the green dress

Frostycake Thu 22-Oct-15 14:38:20

Cameron Diaz in 'The Other Woman.'

Fabulous wardrobe. She plays a lawyer though so there seems to be a theme running here.

Also second Clair Underwood in HOC. Suberb style. She even looks great jogging and lounging.

I also love Gilliam Anderson's wardrobe in The Fall.

burnishedsilver Thu 22-Oct-15 14:39:30

Alishas non-work clothes in the good wife.
Joan Watson in Elementary.

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