When it comes to TV, we all watch for obvious reasons: Biting drama (both cerebral and of the “Real Housewives” variety), the clever comedy, the juicy plot lines, and the fact that there are simply way too many excellent shows on right now not to watch. And then there’s the fashion. While that’s not always at the top of the list of reasons why we watch TV, it should be, given the abundance of stylish TV characters over the years.
Between watching current characters like Claire Underwood on “House of Cards” and Olivia Pope on “Scandal” use fashion as a powerful tool, revisiting past characters like Donna Reed and “Seinfeld” denizen Elaine Benes whose fashion choices expertly embodied a decade, and obsessing over the meticulous sartorial details on period shows like “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire,” it’s abundantly clear that clothes play just as important a role as writing when it comes to a hit TV show.
To that end, we’ve compiled the 50 most stylish TV characters of all, ranked from number 50 to number one.
Scroll through our ranked list, and let us know if you agree with who took the top spot!