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50 Best-Dressed TV Characters of the 2010s

So. Much. Marvelous.

Glenn Gaslin
1 of 51 Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Prime

50 Best-Dressed TV Characters of the 2010s

We can't do it. We can't let the 2010s expire without weighing in on the big issue: Which TV character of the decade was best-dressed?

Which fashionable characters made the cut? Which came out on top? Click away.

2 of 51 Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO

50. Bonnie Carlson, Big Little Lies

On HBO's mini-series-turned-actual series (Season 2 is due out this year!), Zoë Kravitz's yoga instructor definitely does not live in yoga pants.

3 of 51 Frank Ockenfels/FX

49. The Countess, American Horror Story: Hotel

In the fifth season of FX's anthology series, Lady Gaga's vampire shows a flare for the dramatic. Costume designer Lou Eyrich told us the Countess' look is a modern twist on old Hollywood.

4 of 51 Diyah Pera/Netflix

48. Ambrose Spellman, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

On this new Netflix series, based on the Archie Comics horror title (and definitely not the old TGIF sitcom), Sabrina's warlock cousin (played by Chance Perdomo) bewitches in cool, muted threads.

5 of 51 Patrick Harbron/AMC

47. Kitty Montgomery, Dietland

Julianna Margulies' media exec is a vision in white on this 2018 AMC black comedy.

6 of 51 Netflix

45. Kaz Kaan, Neo Yokio

In this Netflix anime-style series, the high-society main character (voiced by Jaden Smith) cuts a dashing figure, whether in a bow tie or open-necked shirt.

7 of 51 HBO

46. Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones

On this acclaimed HBO series, Westeros' ruler (Lena Headey) reigns with steely yet stately outfits.

8 of 51 Jeff Daly/HBO

44. Spencer Strasmore, Ballers

On this HBO comedy-drama set in the sports industry, Dwayne Johnson's ex-jock financial adviser favors vests -- and always looking like money.

9 of 51 JoJo Whilden/FX

43. Elektra Abundance, Pose

On this Ryan Murphy co-created FX series set in turbo-charged 1980s New York City, Dominique Jackson's ballroom den mother knows how to strike a, well, pose.

10 of 51 HBO

41. Molly Carter, Insecure

Honorable mention to Issa Dee's distinctive sense of style, but her bestie Molly is able to dress for the courtroom, switch it up for the club and then flip it on 'em again to chill at LA hot spots without missing a beat.

11 of 51 Freeform/Phillippe Bosse

42. Kat Edison, The Bold Type

On this Freeform series set at a modern-day women's magazine, Scarlet's social-media whiz (Aisha Dee) rocks a 1980s vibe.

12 of 51 Sarah Shatz/Amazon Prime

39. Rodrigo De Souza, Mozart in the Jungle

On this Amazon Prime series, the charismatic conductor of the New York Symphony (Gael García Bernal) can coax a winning performance out of any outfit.

13 of 51 TV Land

40. Kelsey Peters, Younger

On this ageless comedy, Hilary Duff's book editor has always shown -- and worn -- the right stuff.

14 of 51 The CW

38. Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale

Sorry, Betty and Veronica. On the CW's dark, sexy take on the Archie Comics gang, this high-schooler (Madelaine Petsch) is Riverdale High's leading fashion plate.

15 of 51 Warner Home Video

37. Spencer Hastings, Pretty Little Liars

Whether in a courtroom or at the country club, Troian Bellisario's character always looks fabulous on this 2010-2017 soap.

16 of 51 Fox

36. Jessica Day, New Girl

On this 2011-2018 Fox comedy, Zooey Deschanel's Jess shows that being comfortable in your own skin -- and pajamas -- is the most fashionable thing of all.

17 of 51 Amazon Prime

35. Monroe Stahr, The Last Tycoon

In Amazon Prime's 2017 series about 1930s Hollywood (based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name), a movie producer (Matt Bomer) proves he's well-suited to suits.

18 of 51 Elizabeth Fisher, CBS

34. Adrian Boseman, The Good Fight

In this CBS All Access spin-off of The Good Wife, Delroy Lindo's law-firm partner makes the case for impeccable taste.

19 of 51 Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

33. Elijah Krantz, Girls

On the 2012-2017 HBO comedy series, Hannah Horvath's old college boyfriend (Andrew Rannells) can be counted on to class up the joint.

20 of 51 Virginia Sherwood/NBC

32. Harlee Santos, Shades of Blue

On this 2016-2018 NBC series, Jennifer Lopez's NYPD detective scores style points for keeping things simple -- and real.

21 of 51 CMT

31. Rayna Jaymes, Nashville

On this 2012-2018 series, Connie Britton's veteran country singer spends five seasons rocking everything, clothes included.

22 of 51 Robert Ashcroft/ABC

30. Haley Dunphy, Modern Family

For nearly a decade now on this ABC comedy, the Dunphy clan's fashionista (Sarah Hyland) has been conducting a master class in dressing fun and young.

23 of 51 Netflix

29. Ezekiel Figuero, The Get Down

In this 2016-2017 Netflix look at the dawn of hip-hop in the late 1970s, a Bronx teen (Justice Smith) has all the right moves -- and clothes.

24 of 51 Colleen Hayes/NBC

28. Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place

On this NBC comedy, Jameela Jamil's high-society character is always looking good. She's also dead. (Nobody's perfect.)

25 of 51 The CW

27. Annie Wilson, 90210

On this 2008-2013 CW series, Shenae Grimes' Kansas transplant radiates California cool.

26 of 51 The CW

26. Cat Grant, Supergirl

Though Calista Flockhart's media-mogul character has moved on from National City in this CW superhero series, we'll always remember her super-smart tongue -- and style.

27 of 51 Rafy/Syfy

25. Chrisjen Avasarala, The Expanse

In this futuristic thriller, coming to Amazon Prime for Season 4, Shohreh Aghdashloo's United Nations deputy undersecretary is the picture of understated grace.

28 of 51 BBC

24. The Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi's Time Lord cuts an especially dashing figure in the space-time continuum.

29 of 51 Scott Everett White/The CW

23. Jane Villanueva, Jane the Virgin

On this CW series, Gina Rodriguez's titular heroine remains bright and sunny no matter what telenovela twists and turns come her way.

30 of 51 Fox

22. Chanel Oberlin, Scream Queens

By this Fox series' second (and final) season, Emma Roberts' sorority queen has graduated to hospital work. Her outsize sense of style, however, remains intact..

31 of 51 Patrick Harbron/CBS

21. Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife/The Good Fight

For seven seasons on CBS' The Good Wife, and now for three seasons on the CBS All Access spin-off, The Good Fight, Christine Baranski's legal crusader stands out in a crowd -- and a courtroom.

32 of 51 Chris Haston/NBC

20. Grace Adler, Will & Grace

Since relaunching in 2017, Debra Messing's interior-designing Manhattanite has shown herself to be as fashionable as ever -- even when things go comically wrong.

33 of 51 ABC

19. Peggy Carter, Agent Carter

On this 2015-2016, Marvel Cinematic Universe-linked series, Steve Rogers' Captain America: First Avenger British love (played by Hayley Atwell) fights the good fight in post-World War II America -- and makes a strong fashion statement along the way.

34 of 51 Emily Shur/Hulu

18. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

On this 2012-2017 comedy, Mindy Kaling's OB/GYN practices solid style.

35 of 51 Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

17. Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon

Jim Parson's Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory is a nerd-geek fashion icon. But we think Young Sheldon's version of the character (played by Iain Armitage) is tops -- and a hero to bow-tie lovers everywhere.

36 of 51 Pop

16, Moira Rose, Schitt's Creek

On this Canadian comedy, seen here on Pop, the Rose family's matriarch (Catherine O'Hara) dresses like the former soap actress she is: dramatically.

37 of 51 Stuart Hendry/Netflix

15. Elizabeth II, The Crown

Olivia Colman inherits this Netflix series' royal role in the upcoming Season 3; Claire Foy's version, from Seasons 1-2, sets the bar high for elegance.

38 of 51 BBC

14. John Luther, Luther

On this BBC drama, Idris Elba's detective looks like he stepped off a GQ cover.

39 of 51 CBS

13. Sherlock Holmes, Elementary

On this CBS series, Jonny Lee Miller's New York detective, by way of Scotland Yard, doesn't do neck ties, but no matter: He does scruffy very well.

40 of 51 BBC

12. Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock

On this BBC series (brought here by PBS), Benedict Cumberbatch's version of the classic detective also doesn't do neck ties. But his wool coat and scarf are enough to incite fashion-envy.

41 of 51 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

11. 1970s Rebecca Pearson, This Is Us

In any decade, Mandy Moore's Mama Pearson looks fashionable on this NBC series. But we give the nod to her '70s incarnation because of the hats, the earrings, the dresses, the everything.

42 of 51 Richard Cartwright, ABC

10. Jessica Huang, Fresh Off the Boat

The matriarch of ABC's family comedy (played by Constance Wu) is a '90s woman, but her sense of decorum and style is timeless.

43 of 51 Ian Watson/USA Network

9. Rachel Zane, Suits

Meghan Markle's paralegal-turned-lawyer is no duchess. But during her 2011-2018 run on the USA Network series, she always looks crisp and professional.

44 of 51 David Giesbrecht/Netflix

8. Claire Underwood, House of Cards

On this Netflix series, the 47th President of the United States (played by Robin Wright) is unimpeachable in the fashion department. Her power dresses mean business.

45 of 51 Fox

7. Blaine Anderson, Glee

When we first meet this talented chap (played by Darren Criss) on the 2009-2015 Fox series, Blaine lives in his snazzy Dalton Academy Warblers uniform. When he moves on from that getup, we see that he dresses even sharper on his own.

46 of 51 ABC

6. Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty

On this fashion-celebrating 2006-2010 ABC series, nobody does it -- or wears it -- better than Mode magazine's queen bee (played by Vanessa Williams).

47 of 51 Tony Rivetti, Freeform

4. Zoey Johnson, grown-ish

The Johnson family's eldest (played by Yara Shahidi) makes a statement on ABC's black-ish, but she kicks it up a notch on her own collegiate Freeform comedy.

48 of 51 Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Prime

5. Midge Maisel, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

We don't want to watch this Amazon Prime series set in the late 1950s; we want to live in it, and wear what Rachel Brosnahan's title character wears.

49 of 51 Chuck Hodes/Fox

3. Cookie Lyon, Empire

On this Fox soap, Taraji P. Henson's Cookie does not crumble. She doesn't settle for ordinary fashion, either.

50 of 51 USA Network

2. Neal Caffrey, White Collar

Nothing suits Matt Bomer like a suit. He wears them best of all as the cool con man on this 2009-2014 USA Network crime procedural.

51 of 51 Mitch Haaseth/ABC

1. Olivia Pope, Scandal

All hail the queen! On this 2012-2018 ABC series, Kerry Washington's Washington D.C. fixer is always fixing to make a stylish entrance.