Fashion inspiration isn’t merely found on the runways or even on the street. Sometimes the most stylish women display great fashion sense right on our TV screens. From the powerful and poised Olivia Pope to the impeccably dressed Claire Huxtable, we celebrate the 5 best-dressed characters on TV in no particular order.

1. Joan Clayton


From sharp bright-colored blazers to printed palazzo pants, Joan from “Girlfriends” had a quirky yet professional wardrobe to mirror her lovable personality.

2. Claire Huxtable


Always polished from head-to-toe, Claire Huxtable of “The Cosby Show” wore elegant, tailored separates that inspired generations of women to dress like a lady.

3. Olivia Pope


The no-nonsense boss of a crisis management-firm, Olivia Pope of “Scandal” is refined and modern in business-casual clothes, elegant coats and ladylike gloves. Her style is so celebrated, in fact, she’s inspired countless fashion blogs in her honor.

Who makes your list of best-dressed TV characters, Clutchettes?

  • kc

    Yes! Totes agree.

  • kc

    Actually, pastels are a very big risk on Capitol Hill. An unspoken rule here is that the more formal the event, the darker the suit. Olivia’s pinks and grays would be a novelty in the White House. Think about it, have you ever seen Hillary or Condoleeza in pastels?

  • Melissa Griffin

    Okay I’m floored these are the only three you could come up with? Bill Cosby Show has been off the air for 20 years right? Girlfriends about 5 years. This is why “EVOLUTION” is so important because if you choose not too you get stuck. TV today is so diverse and beautiful embrace it come along for the right through the 21st century.

  • Afrostyling

    Jessica Pearson on Suits. She slays every episode!

  • Toi

    I would love to think of Clutch as a forum for progressive minds to expond upon complex thoughts and opinons. However the RHOA and Basketball wives opinons of a generation abound. As kc mentioned DC is a very conservative world. Black Blue and Grey are the approved colors the mere fact that her wardrobe strays from the norm is a statement. I would like you ladies to embrace another image of confidence and style. Scandal is a show that offers depth of content so there is no need to overcompensate with Designer fashions to distract the viewer. I love the show and Kerry Washington.

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