When it comes to picking style icons, no place is it better to start than on our movie and TV screens. Over the decades tinsel town has blessed our homes and cinemas with the very height of glamour and sophistication. From classic sitcoms to Old Hollywood and beyond, when it comes to fashion, the fictional women are doing it best! Below is a list of the best dressed fictional women:
Carrie Bradshaw – Sex and the City
Effortlessly gliding through the streets of New York in the finest designer labels and outlandish outfit choices, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the undisputed style icon of TV history. Not a single episode of Sex and the City went by without Carrie drawing admiration with yet another show-stopping look. Fur, Leather, Velvet or Silk, you name it, Carrie Bradshaw has killed it.
Andie Walsh – Pretty in Pink
Quirky…eclectic…kitsch… there are simply no words in the English language (or any other) that could effectively describe Andie’s (Molly Ringwald) style. Untamed and outrages, on any other person in the world her clothes would look deranged, but on Andie, they just seem to come together in perfect eye-popping harmony.
Margot Tenenbaum – The Royal Tenebaum
What made Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) so impossibly chic and stylish was her complete lack of caring. While other’s agonised over outfit choices, Margot merely woke up in the morning, opened her wardrobe, grabbed the first thing she found and then exited. And it was this devil-may-care approach to fashion that made her such a formidable style icon. Oh, and of course, that mega gorgeous mink coat…
Cher Horowitz – Clueless
Cher (Alicia Silverstone) not appearing on this list – as if. The crown jewel of 90s fashion, Cher single handily launched a million love affairs with head-to-toe plaid. Very few individuals – fictional or real, could match Cher for flair and individuality, every outfit she wore was simply a work of art.
Blair Waldorf – Gossip Girl
In a show brimming with trendsetters, almost from the first moment she swanned onto the screen, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) transcended her peers and quickly established herself as the epitome of prep and sophistication. Always clad head-to-toe in flower prints and luxurious fabrics, if Upper-East side Manhattan were a person, she’d be Blair.
Hilary Banks – The Fresh Prince
Hilary (Karyn Parsons) doesn’t know the meaning of a lot of words, but the word causal would be number one on that list. The type of girl to go to bed in a full-face of makeup and expensive pearls, fashion was certainly no joke to Hilary. She ate, slept and dreamt it. Trendy suit separates and eye-catching blossom hats, Hilary was a walking, talking Vogue cover shoot.
Denise Huxtable – The Cosby Show
In a family of seven, Denise Huxtable’s (Lisa Bonet) love affair with quirky patterns and animal print head-wraps, ensured she stood out front and centre, and never failed in leaving a lasting impression. When it came to bringing fun into fashion, Denise always made sure she was having the time of her life.
The Girl – The Seven Year Itch
That white halter neck dress… if one dress could cement itself both in cinematic and fashion history for eternity, it would be the pulse racing dress worn by ‘The Girl’ (Marilyn Monroe). White as snow but hot as fire. However, The Girl wasn’t just a one dress sort of character… a constant parade of summer dresses and chic furs went a long way to cementing her style credentials outright.
Mrs Robinson – The Graduate
Come day, forever draped in the most luxuries of leopard fur coats, Mrs Robinson’s (Anne Bancroft) was always at the very height of sophistication and glamour. Then, by night, slinking into a sexy sheer LBD, Mrs Robinson’s status as the most infamous seductress in cinematic history was left in no doubt.
Elvira Hancock – Scarface
Constantly drizzled in diamonds and sequins, no character better epitomised the glamour and excesses of the 80s than Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer). With a penchant for figure caressing satin and plunging necklines, Elvira style was also provocative and raunchy enough, that just one glance at her felt like committing sin.