7 Fab Trendsetting Television Shows Every Fashionista Will Love ...


Plenty of trendsetting television shows have hit our screens in recent history.

They’re the shows that tend to have some kind of pop culture influence on society.

More often than not, they’re also the shows where we spend just as much time dissecting the clothes and costumes as we do the story lines.

Embrace your inner fashionista and take a look at these trendsetting television shows.

1. Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you would know that Sex and the City is probably the mother of all trendsetting television shows.

While the series showcased the lives of four New York women, it was Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe that got tongues wagging.

Think tutu skirts, nameplate necklaces and all the designer footwear you could imagine!

2. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

When we’re not enthralled by the “scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite,” we’re probably busy fawning over the wardrobes of the characters in Gossip Girl.

There’s Blair Waldorf with her preppy polished looks and penchant for bow headbands, Serena van der Woodsen with her more bohemian It-girl style, and Vanessa Abrams with her hip downtown flair.

Plus there’s Chuck Bass, who is in a class of his own, with his all too dapper suits.

3. The OC

The OC

Before Gossip Girl there was The OC.

Instead of following the lives of a bunch of wealthy New York teenagers, we followed the drama-filled lives of a bunch of wealthy Californian teenagers.

Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts embodied laid-back California style, with a heavy smattering of designer labels.3

It wasn’t just the girls in the show setting trends either – Seth Cohen made being a geek oh so chic.

4. Mad Men

Mad Men

The costume design on Mad Men is just as much applauded as its story lines.

The popularity of this show has had a huge impact on pop culture and even resulted in the “Mad Men effect” a few seasons back, which referred to the resurgence of vintage and retro fashions.

Fashion designers started sending their models down the runway in retro-inspired designs and we started scouring eBay and secondhand stores for vintage clothing.

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