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9 fierce female TV characters with incredible style

Television is really doing female characters justice in the wardrobe department right now. There’s no shortage of enviable outfits to admire, and of course, use as inspiration for our own closets. From signature hairdos and accessories, to the wardrobe that reflects their personalities, here are nine female TV characters whose personal style is just as fierce as they are.

Felicity Smoak — Arrow

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Felicity Smoak’s (Emily Bett Rickards) sense of style is always on point. Her look is easily replicable in the real world, too. All you need to copy her professional geek-chic look are a pair of black-frame glasses, a few pencil skirts, some fit-and-flare dresses, and a handful of button-up blouses.

Olivia Pope — Scandal

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Peacoats, and blazers, and capes, oh my! Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) must have a never-ending closet full of clothes that scream “gladiator.” Of course, the way Olivia wears them with confidence truly brings the style to life. Olivia’s look is so iconic and admired that The Limited has a whole line inspired by it. Nothing says “it’s handled” like an all-white power suit.

Lydia Martin — Teen Wolf

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Lydia (Holland Roden) has the brains, the beauty, and one the most enviable wardrobes on TV. Her clothes are a perfect combination of preppy and boho, and also pretty believable for a high school student compared to what we typically see on TV. Also, her braided updos are to die for.

Aria Montgomery — Pretty Little Liars

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It’s so refreshing to see a character with such a funky sense of style. Aria (Lucy Hale) is a risk-taker in all aspects of her life, which is reflected in her personal style. The trick to achieving her look — go bold or go home.

Daenerys Targaryen — Game of Thrones

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Okay, so you won’t be finding any of her clothing in a mall near you, but Dany’s (Emilia Clarke) style is so incredible, it had to make the list. The wardrobe for Dany perfectly compliments this fierce queen’s persona and has inspired tons of impeccable cosplays by super-fans. She’s basically the Beyoncé of television.

Mindy Lahiri — The Mindy Project

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Mindy Lahiri’s (Mindy Kaling) style is as sassy and fun as she is. The best thing about her personal style? In a TV world full of neutral-toned wardrobes, she doesn’t shy away from color or statement jewelry.

Cookie Lyon — Empire

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If there’s one character whose style perfectly matches their personality, it’s Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). No ones does extravagant like Cookie. From the fur and animal print to the always-on-point makeup, Cookie is a fashion force to be reckoned with.

Claire Underwood — House of Cards

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Everything about Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) — her hair, her clothing, her attitude — exudes power and sophistication. We suppose you need to be on-point in every aspect of your life if you have to deal with Frank Underwood.

Jessica Day — New Girl

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Is there a more lovable and spunky character on TV than Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel)? Her style is a fun blend of vintage and modern, and is full of bright colors and cute prints. Plus, we’re not sure anyone else could make cardigans look so cool.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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