No shapeless '60s mini-dresses for Hendricks! Not since Marilyn Monroe has a star made so much of her curves, drawing all eyes with form-fitting dresses in eye-popping colors. Bonus points for Mad Men’s office manager turned ad executive’s perfect posture!
The show’s brilliant costume designer, Daniel Lawson, has seen to it that Margulies’ clothes have evolved along with her character. By the fourth season, Alicia Florrick’s suits reflect her new confidence as she breaks out of the dreary legal pack with interesting fabrics, uncommon cuts and details like collar piping and self-belts.
Whether it’s in a man-tailored shirt or snug shift, Wright’s mysterious, adulterous Washington wife opts for the sublimely simple, forfeiting jewelry and other accessories for sleek, no-nonsense glamour.
She might be picking Manny up from school or seducing her much older mate, but Vergara’s feisty second wife always sizzles in clothes that shout sexual self-esteem. Gotta cover up? Make it a red raincoat.
Baranski’s beguiling law partner, Diane Lockhart, commands any room in dazzling dresses and suits that surprise with unusual details. Then there are the jewels—whether from Tiffany or Kenneth Jay Lane, they never fail to complement her outfit.
Bedelia’s gorgeous grandma somehow manages to make the aging Flower Child thing work. Well, she does live in Berkeley, and the fussy florals and ethnic jewels keep her a stylish, fluttering center of attention.
If TV had a best-dressed Hall of Fame, Sawyer would be the first inducted. Her classic look has been a consistent winner, drawing attention to rather than distracting from her guests and her own lovely face.