Over the years, film and TV shows have continually blessed us with style icons whose fashionable ‘fits were so inspiring, they continue to permeate and influence pop culture to this day.

Whether it was the ’90s powersuits repped by Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes, sultry sequin-adorned gowns rocked by The Golden Girl’s Blanche Devereaux, or the many wigs donned by the always-fabulous Moira Rose of Schitt’s Creek, we’ve rounded up nine of our favourite fashionable fictional stars whose closets we would happily raid.

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Edina and Patsy, Absolutely Fabulous

fashionable duo Patsy and Edina

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone were undoubtedly two of the most fashionable duos in sitcom history. While the pair had a vastly different style – Patsy’s being more chic and on-trend while Eddy took a more OTT approach to fashion – the AbFab BFFs always looked, well, fabulous!

Fran Fine, The Nanny

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She had style, she had flair, she was there! And to this day, I would still do anything to raid Fran Fine’s fashionable closet.

The queen of embodying what I could only describe as sassy elegance – usually with an ensemble usually comprised of a turtleneck, miniskirt, opaque tights and a pair of high heels – Ms Fine always had a knack for putting together both vintage and on-trend pieces to create some truly amazing outfits.

Hilary Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-air

The eldest daughter of the Banks household always had a unique approach to style, incorporating bits and pieces from both the ’80s (like her bright red powersuit) and ’90s (think chokers and cute LBDs) in her eclectic get-ups.

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Moira Rose, Schitt’s Creek

Wig queen Moira Rose is a true star when it comes to rocking an over-the-top style. Despite being confined to the not-so-fashion-forward town of Schitt’s Creek after becoming accustomed to her former glitzy and glamourous life, the movie star never dulled her style light to conform to those around her.

Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

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If you were a Gossip Girl fan during the show’s airing in the late 2000s, you were likely Team Blair or Team Serena when it came to fashion.

While both Upper East Siders had a unique fashion-forward style, you can’t go past Blair’s signature headbands, designer handbags and her super stylised school uniform.

Elaine Benes, Seinfeld

Elaine Benes

Despite Seinfeld’s ongoing popularity, I always felt that Elaine Benes was underappreciated when it came to ’90s television fashion favourites.

Whether she was rocking padded power blazers, button-down blouses, double denim or grungy floral dresses, Elaine’s style was totally on-point when it came to the key trends of the ’90s.

Blanche Devereaux, The Golden Girls

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Proving that you can truly be a style icon at any age, sultry Southern belle Blanche Devereaux always kept her ‘fits fashionable, whether it be leisurewear that featured pops of pastel, or slinky red evening dresses adorned with sequins, Blanche’s style was truly legendary.

Virginia Loc, Claws


When it comes to fun fashion, you can’t beat Virginia’s style.

Remniscent of what one might wear when heading to an EDM festival, ex-stripper Virginia managed to mix metallics, sequins, mesh and fur and somehow make it work.

Not only are her ‘fits fashionably outrageous, but her insane nail art makes Kylie Jenner’s look like child’s play.

Cher Horowitz, Clueless

Cher's fashionable looks

You can’t tell me that Cher’s computerised closet wasn’t the envy of every teen girl in the ’90s. Hell, I’m shocked someone hasn’t nabbed the idea for an app at this point.

The teen icon’s plaid suits, platform shoes, mini skirts, and Calvin Klein dresses epitomised the key trends of the era and even went on to influence pop culture for decades after – just look at Iggy Azalea’s Fancy music vid, which was based directly on the always fashionable Cher’s statement looks.