Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to our feelings about some of the leading ladies (/legends in the making) gracing our TV screens right now. And what makes this newest crop of characters so intriguing is the fact that, in some cases, they’re downright unlikeable and yet we can’t help but feel drawn to them. Why? Possibly because for the first time in a very long time, the women we see played out on our screens are more than just their physical appearances – they’re multi-faceted, complicated, messy, a little psychotic, real. It seems as though roles are finally being written for women by women, which is translating into content that is more relatable than ever before. It’s a powerful moment we’re (binge)watching unfold.
What’s equally exciting is the use of fashion to help shape these personas. The wardrobes reflect their personalities and idiosyncrasies, expertly crafted to appeal to the women watching at home. Gone are the days of high gloss and unattainability – many of the looks seen on screen can be replicated by pieces in our own wardrobes (or by a cheeky ‘add to cart’ session…). Poignantly, these characters aren’t being dressed to satisfy – or be defined by – the male gaze but rather to represent their personalities and reflect their situations.
Here’s three of the women whose woes and wardrobes we can’t get enough of: