A stunning wardrobe, gorgeous clothes and an acute fashion sense can define a TV show and make it legendary. Here are our picks for the most fashionable TV series:
Sex & The City
Fashion was practically the sixth main character of the HBO series “Sex & The City,” falling into sixth place only because New York City steals fifth. The wardrobes of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte’s were as distinct and vibrant as their personalities. The series’ fashions were unpredictable and timeless — fashionable innovation that merged glamorous, designer labels with eclectic, vintage pieces.
From season one through six, Carrie pushed the boundaries of fashion donning versatile styles like sexy street chic, flirty frocks, mix-and-match patterns, playful accessories and to-die-for shoes.
Reality-TV show and “Laguna Beach” spin-off “The Hills” took place in L.A. where star Lauren Conrad first moved to attend the fashion school Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Then Lauren moves on to intern for Teen Vogue and befriends Whitney Port, a stylish Los Angeles native whose father owns fashion company Swarm. Although centered on friendship feuds and relationship turmoil, the “The Hills” stars’ trendy California style, party clothes and high-fashion jobs helped make the show into a major MTV guilty pleasure.
Lindsay Price’s fashion designer character, Victory Ford, had a wardrobe just as spirited and charming as her personality. “Lipstick Jungle” only lasted for two seasons, but Victory’s impeccable style and flawless delivery makes it a top choice. As Victory builds her business and romances multi-billionaire Joe Bennett, she flaunts Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Print Boots, a Zac Posen Floral Knit Dress, Valentino Patent Bow Pumps and a Jimmy Choo Maddy Small Shoulder Bag.
The prestige and glam of the 1960s come to life through the elegant and classic garb of New York City’s elite. Empire-waist mini dresses, A-line skirts and pillbox hats reflect the high-status society of Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. “Mad Men” perfects the iconic style of sophisticated sex appeal, bouffant hair and Vivier flats, as described by VanityFair.com. The show credits its glamorized 1960s imitation to costume designer Katherine Jane Bryant who defines “Mad Men” with retro prints and patterns, curve-hugging frocks, dapper gray suits and cashmere sweaters.
To say the guys and gals of the Upper East Side dressed to impress is an understatement. The beautiful wardrobes of the Upper East Side elite colored Manhattan with luxurious and sensational fashions. From Serena’s sultry thigh-high boots, leather jackets and short plaid skirts to Blair’s signature headbands, modestly tailored skirts and colored tights, the girls strutted down the streets of New York like their very own runway.
Chuck Bass, the unapologetic bad boy in his own right, was adored just as much for his pretentious style. At the forefront of Chuck’s hedonistic lifestyle was his flamboyant fashion sense — red suspenders, plaid bow ties, argyle sweaters and all.
Where would “Glee” be without Rachel’s schoolgirl and knee-high sock looks, Kurt’s iconoclastic fashion statements, Mercedes’s rock-and-roll flair, and Emma’s Anthropologie and Kate Spade-inspired outfits. Even Will Schuester’s denim, tie and vest combos have made him somewhat of a style icon at McKinley High. The “Glee” gang’s unique styles complement the show’s theme and promote its message of self-expression and individuality.