Fashion goddess Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” Surely all the women do want to leave a positive impression with attire and attitude. But, it was almost impossible for common women to do it without any guide. Today, let’s give a shout-out to those ladies who became our inspiration and taught us how to dress to impress.
#1 I Love Lucy
Let’s start with the 50s’ classic ‘I Love Lucy’. After the 2nd world war, the fashion of women started to change. Lucy, played by Lucille Ball played a huge part as a fashion icon. Her wardrobe was full of buttons down dresses and shirts, pleated and full poodle skirts and pearl. She made the entire generation fall in love with cat-eye sunglasses and polka dot prints.
#2 I Dream of Jeannie
The 60s’ gave the fashion lovers a new diva. Barbara Eden as Jeannie in ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ became the new fashion sweetheart. Jeannie taught the world pink is a girl’s darling. Not only pink, yellow, red, green, name any bright colors and she had worn the all with grace.
#3 Charlie’s Angels
Jill Munroe from ‘Charlie’s Angels’ played by the gorgeous Farrah Fawcett will always be remembered as the sexy lady of 1970s. From her high-waisted flared denim jeans to red swimming suit, even her curly voluminous hair were must-haves for women of that era.
#4 Saved by the Bell
Girls of late 80s and early 90s found their diva in “Saved by the Bell”. Kelly Kapowski (Tiffany Amber Thiessen) became the new American Dream Girl with her puffed hair, high waisted jeans, mini-skirts, heavily floral printed crop top, shorts, and dresses.
#5 F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Sex and the City
Two women became extremely popular among the fashion lovers in the 90s. In the mid-90s Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ became the trend setter and in the late 90s “Carrie Bradshaw” (Sarah Jessica Parker) in ‘Sex and the City’ changed the game of fashion forever.
The girl next door, Rachel had a wardrobe full of sleeveless denim shirts, cute denim dungarees, blazers and vintage sweaters and tiny skirts. And who can forget the iconic Rachel haircut?
The style of Carrie Bradshaw was more lavish and sophisticated. Her wardrobe was full of designer outfits, killer bags, fur coats and Carrie fans know; the higher the heels, the closer to heaven.
#6 The OC and One Tree Hill
The early 2000s were defined by low-waisted boot cut denim jeans. We can say thanks to the girls of ‘The OC’ and ‘One Tree Hill’ for making it famous.
#7 The Gossip Girl
From 2007 to 2012, a TV show ruled the hearts of fashion admirers, ‘Gossip Girl’. The leading ladies of the show did not only set trends, but they also celebrated fashion in a grand way and redefined the meaning of the same.
We’ll be thankful to Serena (Blake Lively) for taking the street fashion to a whole new level with her skinny jeans, boots, multiple types of jackets. She became synonymous with the fashion of sexy boho chick.
Leighton Meester’s Blair will be loved for bringing back the 50s elegance and presenting it in a contemporary way. Ruffled blouses, a line dress pleated skirts, trench coats and everything that were trendy in that era she has it in her wardrobe. Plus, she made girls fall in love with hair bands.
#8 Hart of Dixie and The New Girl
At the beginning of this decade, high-waisted fashion returned to rule. Thanks to Rachel Bilson’s Zoe Hart (Hart of Dixie) for showing the world how to rock it.
It will be a crime if I don’t mention who are setting goals for working women. Where Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) from Scandal is teaching how to dress like a powerful woman, Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) from ‘The Mindy Project’ taught office outfits do not have to be boring.
The best thing about this decade is everything is in fashion if you rock it with style and confidence. Be it the preppy style of Lydia (Holand Roden, Teen Wolf), the nerdy fashion of Jess (Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl), or wild looks of Eleanor (Alexandra Park, The Royals) everything is setting trends.
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#9 How I Met Your Mother and White Collar
Even male fashion came a long way from ‘The Beatles’ age. Remember those days of the 90s the bold tie was trendy, loose fitted, double breasted suits with wide lapel were fashionable then in 2005 we were introduced to Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris, ‘How I Met Your Mother’) who brought back the skinny ties in fashion and make single breasted suits with thin lapel popular again.
Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) from ‘White Collar’ showed the world men can wear exciting colors, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) from ‘Mad Men’ brought back the fashion of the 60s back in trend.
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