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?

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  • Natalie

    Yall don’t know how to dress, if you endorse Olivia and her ill-fitting New York and Company clothes. She is definitely not shiwcasing DMV style on that show.

    • EntertainMeh

      You clearly have no idea what it looks like to be elegant and grown.

  • 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!